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Professor of Comparative Politics

University of St. Gallen
St. Gallen, Switzerland
Application Deadline: 15 September, 2014

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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: berufungen@unisg.ch).

The deadline for applications is September 15th, 2014.

Ph.D. position in Political Economy and Development

University of Zurich
Zurich, Switzerland
Application Deadline: 15 September, 2014

The Chair for Political Economy of Developing and Transition Countries (Prof. Michaelowa) is looking for a new Ph.D. candidate to be employed as a research/teaching assistant (50% employment).

The position starts around January 2015 (flexible start date) and does not have a fixed duration (the candidate is expected to finish his/her Ph.D. in 3-4 years).

Job Description
The job entails the following opportunities and duties.
(1) Research and teaching in the areas of development economics and politics, with own research interests ideally in areas related to education, development aid, international climate policy, or the functioning of international organizations (for an overview of ongoing research projects see http://www.ipz.uzh.ch/forschung/lehrstuehle/ep_en.html).
(2) The candidate is expected to pursue a PhD in one of the areas mentioned
under (1) and to participate in the CIS doctoral program (http://www.cis.ethz.ch/education/phd).

M.A. in Economics or Political Science.
Strong background in quantitative empirical methods (econometrics,
For political scientists: basic knowledge of economics, ideally economics as a
minor subject.
A good command of English. Knowledge of German is a plus but not a

We offer

The University of Zurich belongs to the best research universities in Europe. The Center for International and Comparative Studies (CIS) in which political scientists and researchers from related disciplines from both the University and the ETH cooperate is among the leading centers of research in political science in the German speaking area and in Europe.

How to apply

The application should include a CV, copies of university diplomas, transcripts of academic records and a brief outline of research ideas for the Ph.D. (1 page).

Deadline for applications is September 15, 2014.

Please, send an electronic application to Monika Noser (monika.noser@pw.uzh.ch). Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled (only electronic applications will be considered).

In case of further questions regarding this job offer, please contact Dr. Sebastian Fehrler (sebastian.fehrler@uzh.ch).