PhD position (4 years)

Department of Political Science
University of Zurich
Zurich, Suisse
Application Deadline: 31 Mars, 2017

PhD position (4 years) with an ERC project on comparative welfare state research, University of Zurich

The Department of Political Science at the University of Zurich ( invites applications for a PhD position in the research group of Professor Silja Häusermann, who holds the chair in Swiss Politics and Comparative Political Economy.

The position is funded in the context of the ERC Starting Grant “WELFAREPRIORITIES” project, which will start on September 1st 2017.

The    position    requires:

  • Interest    in    Comparative    Political    Economy    and    Welfare    State    Research.    More    specifically:    interest in    the substantive    and methodological agenda    of    the    ERC    project “WELFAREPRIORITIES“.
  • An    MA    degree    in    political    science    (or    related    disciplines)    with    distinction,    either    completed    or    near    completion.    
  • Good    knowledge    and    experience    of    empirical    political    science    research    methods.
  • Dedication,    ability    to    work    in    a    team,    and    ability    to    work    independently.
  • Good    working    knowledge    of    English. Knowledge    of    German    is    an    advantage.

The preferred starting date for the position is September 1st, 2017.

Conditional on approval of the PhD proposal by the end of the first year, funding is guaranteed for four years total, with a gross annual salary of appr. 53’000 CHF.

More information on the position can be found here:

Further inquiries can be directed to Prof. Silja Häusermann:

The deadline for applications is March 31st, 2017.