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Assistant Professorship in Political Science with a focus on Direct Democracy and Participation

The University of Zurich
Zurich, Switzerland
Application Deadline: 25 September, 2016

The University of Zurich invites applications for an Assistant Professorship in Political Science with a focus on Direct Democracy and Participation.

The position is for a six-year period, pending review after the first three years.

Candidates should demonstrate the potential to develop an internationally recognized research track record on the topic of direct democracy and participation, focusing particularly on the behavior of voters and elites.

The assistant professorship is related to an interdisciplinary research project on Direct Democracy and Populism in Europe, located at the Centre for Democracy Studies in Aarau. Teaching is within the BA, MA and PhD curricula of the Department of Political Science (IPZ).

The University of Zurich provides a dynamic and collaborative international environment for teaching and research, and offers generous research and teaching support. In addition, the holder of the position is eligible to apply for Swiss National Science Foundation funding, as well as many other grant programs in Switzerland and Europe.

The position will be filled as soon as possible. Candidates should hold a PhD degree in Political Science at the time of application and have an excellent record of academic achievements in the relevant field. Teaching may be carried out in English; the teaching load is two to four hours per week throughout the semester. Non-German speaking candidates are encouraged to acquire a working knowledge of German within the first two years of appointment. We specifically encourage women to apply.

The closing date for applications is September 25, 2016. Details on the application procedure are available on www.phil.uzh.ch/jobs.html. For further information please contact Prof. Dr. Daniel Kübler, Director of the Centre for Democracy Studies: Daniel.Kuebler@zda.uzh.ch

Two Tenure-track Assistant Professor Positions

Public Policy and Global Affairs Programme - School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Nanyang Technological University
Singapore, Singapore
Application Deadline: 28 September, 2016

Young and research-intensive, Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore is ranked 13th globally. It is also placed 1st amongst the world’s best young universities.

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) is the largest school at NTU and offers undergraduate and graduate degree programmes in a full range of disciplines.  Interdisciplinary learning and research is especially encouraged in HSS. Please visit the School website www.hss.ntu.edu.sg for more details.   

Public Policy and Global Affairs (PPGA) in HSS offers a Minor in Public Administration, a Major in Public Policy and Global Affairs, MA and PhD programmes by research, and general electives.

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) is inviting applications for two tenure-track Assistant Professor positions.  

Tenure-track Assistant Professor positions:
(1)    Comparative Politics and/or International Relations (1 position)
(2)    Public Policy and/or Public Administration in the Context of a Globalizing Asia (1 position)

Candidates should possess a PhD in a relevant discipline, and demonstrate a commitment to excellence in research as well as teaching at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Salary will be competitive and will commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University offers a comprehensive fringe benefit package.

Application Procedure
To apply, please refer to the Guidelines for Submitting an Application for Faculty Appointment (http://www.ntu.edu.sg/ohr/career/submit-an-application/Pages/Faculty-Pos...) and email your application package (consisting of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, personal particulars form, teaching and research statements, evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available), three selected reprint/preprints of publications, and the names and email addresses of three potential referees) to:

Chair, Search Committee
c/o Public Policy and Global Affairs
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Nanyang Technological University
14 Nanyang Drive, #03-86
Singapore 637332
email: ppgasearch@ntu.edu.sg

Applications sent by email should include “Assistant Professor (Comparative Politics and/or International Relations)” or “Assistant Professor (Public Policy and/or Public Administration)” in the subject line. Enquiries about the position can also be addressed to the above email address.

Closing date for application is 28 September 2016. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.