Assistant Professorship in Political Behavior and Digital Media

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University of Zurich
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The University of Zurich invites applications for an Assistant Professorship in Political Behavior and Digital Media. The position should be filled at the earliest opportunity. 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 role of digital media in public opinion formation and political behavior more generally.

The position is based in the Department of Political Science (IPZ) and the University’s Digital Society Initiative, which provide a dynamic and collaborative international environment for teaching and research. The position comes with 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 internationally.

Candidates should hold a PhD degree in political science or in a related field at the time of application and have an excellent record of academic achievement. Teaching may be carried out in English. The University of Zurich is an equal opportunities employer and in particular strives to increase the percentage of women in leading positions. Therefore, qualified female researchers are encouraged to apply.

The closing date for applications is 10 April 2019. For further information please contact Prof. Fabrizio Gilardi: