Department of Geography, Political Geography

Fixed-Term Lectureship ("Oberassistent/in")
80-100 %

The Department of Geography at the University of Zurich is advertising a Fixed-Term Lectureship in the Political Geography research group.

Your responsibilities

The successful applicant will join the Political Geography research group and a dynamic, diverse and internationally oriented team.
We are looking for candidates who can potentially lead our regional portfolio of the Horn of Africa with a focus on indigenous people, pastoralism and resource conflicts. In addition, you will provide teaching on Bachelor- and Master levels, particularly in the fields of political ecology and field work methodologies, and (co-) supervise PhD students in your field of expertise.

Your profile

Applicants should have a PhD in geography or related disciplines, substantial field work experience in the Horn of Africa, including knowledge of local languages, a robust network for scholarly exchange in the region, and an international publication profile. Experiences in the acquisition of third-party funding would be desirable. Candidates must be proficient in English; basic German language skills would be an asset.

What we offer

We are offering a stimulating research environment, start-up funds to develop the own research profile, organize workshops and attend international conferences and meetings. The position is for four years initially, with a possibility for extension by another two years. The salary is commensurate with the regulations of the Kanton Zürich.

Place of work

Irchel Campus, Zurich

Start of employment

Starting date is 01 January 2020 or as agreed upon.

If you are interested, please send a letter of application, a one-page document detailing your research vision, your curriculum vitae, two names of possible referees and three writing samples (PDF) in a single PDF file to Corinne Wyss via the Application button below. Applications must be submitted in English.

Closing date: 22 September 2019

Further information

Please direct informal inquiries to
Benedikt Korf.