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As one of Europe’s leading universities of economics and business administration, the University of St.Gallen (HSG) is committed to the education of over 7,300 students and is one of the largest employers in the region, providing around 2,400 employees with an attractive and innovative environment for research, teaching, further education and administration.
The University of St. Gallen, Switzerland—a leading University in Management, Economics, Law, Social Sciences and International Affairs—seeks to appoint a
Professor of Comparative Politics
starting August 1st, 2015 or by mutual agreement.
Candidates should have a track record of internationally recognized research in the field of political science, proven teaching excellence and the capability to contribute to public debates.
The successful candidate will be expected to teach introductory and more specialized courses at the Bachelor, Master and Ph.D. levels within the subfield of comparative politics and to have demonstrated expertise in one or more of the following areas: democratization, comparative institutions, state formation and nation building, interest groups, political parties and party systems, electoral systems and electoral behaviour in both industrial states and developing countries. He or she will be expected to demonstrate a willingness to enter into a dialogue with related disciplines, be committed to theoretical and methodological pluralism, and willing to teach courses in qualitative or quantitative methods.
The new professor will join the Department of Political Science within the School of Economics and Political Science (SEPS) and make a major contribution to research and to teaching political science courses in the International Affairs programme. Proficiency in the German language is not a prerequisite for appointment; however the successful candidate will demonstrate a willingness to acquire German-language skills.
The University of St. Gallen is committed to increasing the number of international scholars among its faculty. In pursuit of increased diversity and gender equality we especially welcome applications from women.
For further information, please contact Professor James W. Davis, Ph.D., Chairman of the Search Committee (James.Davis@unisg.ch or +41 71 224 2600).
Candidates should submit their application, including cover letter, curriculum vitae, references, publications list and a published work that best represents their current research profile, in electronic form to the President of the University of St. Gallen, Professor Dr. Thomas Bieger (email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
The deadline for applications is September 15th, 2014.