Doctoral Student Position in Quantum Law

Lund University

Application deadline:
18 March, 2020


The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce the world’s first doctoral student position dedicated entirely to the study of quantum law. For the purposes of this position, quantum law is defined as the study of the relationship between quantum theory on the one hand and the practice and philosophy of law on the other hand.

It will be possible to apply for the position, which forms part of the law faculty’s Quantum Law Project, from the beginning of February 2020 onwards. While the precise details of the position will be released in February, it is anticipated that the doctoral student position will focus in particular on the implications of quantum theory for philosophical assumptions about the function of law.

This position is unique since it forms part of the Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program on Humanities and Society (WASP-HS). WASP-HS aims to facilitate excellent research and to develop competences concerning the consequences and challenges of artificial intelligence and autonomous systems for the individual person and society. This 10-year program is initiated and generously funded by the Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation (MMW) with 660 million SEK. In addition to this, the program receives support from collaborating industry and from participating universities.

WASP-HS includes an extensive national graduate school with up to 70 doctoral students, the creation of least ten new research groups across Sweden, support for twelve visiting professors to strengthen Swedish research and networking activities, and a number of research projects. For more information about the research and other activities conducted within WASP-HS, please visit

The WASP-HS graduate school provides foundations, perspectives, and state-of-the-art knowledge in the different disciplines taught by leading researchers in the field. Through an ambitious program with research visits, partner universities, and visiting lecturers, the graduate school actively supports forming a strong multi-disciplinary and international professional network between doctoral students, researchers and practitioners in the field. It thus provides added value on top of the existing doctoral student programs at the partner universities, providing unique opportunities for students who are dedicated to achieving international research excellence with societal relevance.

Please contact project’s principal investigator Valentin Jeutner for further details concerning this position.