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Human Development &
Capability Association

Multi-Disciplinary and People-Centred

Call for Applications: PhD Program in Law, Ethics and Development – Cameroon and Scotland

Ethics and Public Policy Laboratory/Laboratoire d’Ethique et de Politiques Publiques Université Catholique d’Afrique Centrale

As part of the collaborative research agreement between the Yaoundé EthicsLab (Université Catholique d’Afrique Central, Cameroon) and the University of Glasgow School of Law (Scotland, UK), we are accepting applications for a PhD candidate. This is a 3 year funded PhD grant that will allow the candidate to benefit from joint supervision and stay at both Glasgow University and Yaoundé EthicsLab. This grant will enable candidate to broaden and deepen their theoretical, methodological and empirical knowledge, as well as academic skills in the field of Law, Ethics and Development. By cutting across disciplinary boundaries, it engages both national and international legal orders and processes for tackling development, which are increasingly exposed as inadequate. Due to the interdisciplinary approach of the study programme, each topic has to be related to Law, Ethics or Development. The selection committee is particularly keen on applicants addressing issues around law and development. In particular topics addressing the relationship between rights, development and vulnerability; alternatives to development; international migration and global justice.

The application deadline is March 1st 2020 and all application material to be submitted in electronic form to Please note that this is a full time research position and the selected candidate will be based at the Yaoundé EthicsLab (Université Catholique d’Afrique Central, Cameroon). Candidate must be proficient in English with a functional knowledge of French. Selected candidates will be contacted in mid-March 2020 for an interview.


Interested candidates should submit the following documents in English:
1. Cover letter (max. two pages).
2. A short description of the intended topic of the dissertation with a detailed methodology section (max. 5 pages).
3. Curriculum vitae (in English, max. three pages).
4. Copy of University degree diploma(s) and evidence of all completed university programmes (Bachelor’s/Master’s certificate).
5. Two reference letters (preferable from academic supervisors).

All enquiries should be addressed to Dr. Tamo Atabongawung and Dr. Thierry Ngosso via email For more information visit

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