Assistant Professorship in Politics and Inequality

Assistant Professorship in Politics and Inequality

University of Zurich

Western Sahara

Deadline: Wed, 04 Aug 2021



Job Description

The position should be filled by 1 August 2022. 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 in political science, with a focus on the relationship between economic inequality and politics. Within this broader field,  possible areas of specialization could be the (political) determinants of economic, social and political inequalities and/or their implications for political attitudes, behaviour and/or outcomes. The geographical focus is open, but the research agenda of the successful applicant should relate to the agenda of the University  Research Priority Program “Equality of Opportunity”, and it should relate to the research being done at the Department of Political Science. The assistant professor position is part of this University Research Priority Program. 

The position is based in the Department of Political Science, which provides a dynamic and collaborative international environment for teaching and research. The department 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. Candidates should hold a Ph.D. 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 University of Zurich is an equal opportunities employer and strives to increase diversity, in particular the percentage of women. 

For further information 
Please contact Prof. Silja Häusermann, Head of the Political Science Department 

The closing date for applications is 4 August 2021.