Arbitration-Related Opportunities

On this page, the Fortier Chair shares calls for papers, and other opportunities which may be of interest to the international arbitration and international commercial law community.

Calls for applications and papers

Postdoctoral Teaching Fellows in International Dispute Settlement

The Geneva LL.M. in International Dispute Settlement (MIDS) and the Geneva Centre for International Dispute Settlement (CIDS) seek two postdoctoral teaching fellows:

- one specialised in public international dispute settlement,
- one specialised in private international dispute settlement

Contract time: Fixed-term for 3 years, non-renewable, with a one-year probation period

Deadline for applications: 29 March 2019

Location: Geneva

Contract start: 1 September 2019

Salary: CHF 81,347 per annum (gross), with annual increments


  • A PhD in international dispute settlement or in international law (ideally in commercial arbitration for the Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in private international dispute settlement), completed not more than two years ago. Candidates who have not yet completed a PhD but are scheduled to do so before the end of the calendar year 2019 may also apply, although strictly no working time will be granted for the completion of the doctorate and a different salary would apply until completion of the doctorate.
  • Demonstrated interest, academic capabilities and/or practical experience in international dispute settlement
  • Strong command of the English language, sufficient to teach, interact with students, mark student papers, and write research papers. Good knowledge of French would be an asset.


  • 50% teaching, mostly in the LLM, including class time (approx. 130h/year), significant pastoral care (such as marking and giving feedback on formative essays, second-supervising master theses, accompanying students on study trips, office hours and general availability for student queries), and teaching support to professors.
  • 20% administration and citizenship, including providing logistical support for classes and events.
  • 30% research on assigned projects, including the organisation of Doctoral Seminars.

How to apply

Application packages should include a motivation letter, a CV, copies of academic diplomas, work certificates, and the names of two references. Submit to Mariona Cusi, Executive Director of the LL.M. program, mariona.cusi [at], including "Application for Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship" in the email subject line. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

ICSID Internships

ICSID offers unpaid internship opportunities to students enrolled in a graduate degree program who are eligible and qualified for an internship (sometimes referred to as an externship) under their University rules and Bank Group requirements (see below). The main objective of the internships is to allow students with an interest in international investment dispute settlement and international investment law to gain a better understanding of ICSID’s work, enhance their academic and career goals and contribute to ICSID’s mission.  To this end, the Centre is looking for enthusiastic and energetic candidates who can work effectively in a team-based environment.

Up to four internships are offered every four months, for a minimum period of 12 weeks and a minimum of 10 hours of work per week.  The internship periods are September-December, January-April and May-August. The internships take place at the seat of the Centre in Washington, D.C. 

The deadlines for applications are:

  • June 15 for the September-December Internship period (fall semester)
  • November 15 for the January-April Internship period (spring semester); and
  • January 15 for the May-August Internship period (summer semester). 

Any questions about the internship should be addressed to icsidinternship [at]

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