Department of Political Science, Chair of International Relations and Political Economy
Post-doctoral researcher 80 %
The Institute of Political Science (IPZ) at the University of Zurich invites applications for a 3-year position as Post-doctoral researcher at the Chair of International Relations and Political Economy (Prof. Dr. Stefanie Walter).
The post-doctoral researcher will pursue his or her own research agenda in the fields of international relations, especially international institutions and international political economy, and produce scholarship with the potential for publication in top outlets. He or she will contribute to teaching in the fields of international relations and political economy (3 hours per week, which translates into a 1-2 teaching load), advising of students and doctoral candidates, and some administrative tasks. Collaboration in research projects at the Chair, such as the ERC project DISINTEGRATION and the Department is encouraged.
A PhD (or is very close to completion) in political science or international relations in the fields of international relations, especially international institutions or international political economy.
Strong interest and ability to produce excellent academic research and the potential to develop an internationally recognized research track record, proven through peer-reviewed publications, conference presentations, third-party funding, or related research activities.
Strong methodological skills.
Willingness and ability to engage in high-quality teaching, proven through teaching evaluations, didactical training etc.
Dedication, creativity, ability to work in a team, and ability to work independently
Strong command of English. Knowledge of German is an asset.
What we offer
A minimum of two-year commitment is requested; renewal up to six years is possible and contingent on research productivity, teaching quality, and continued substantive fit. The salary is approximately 75.000 CHF/year and can be increased with extra teaching. Limited funding for research activities (conference travel etc) is available. UZH's Department of Political Science offers excellent research support in a vibrant research community and is committed to advancing young scholars' careers.
Please send your application electronically as one pdf-file comprising your motivation letter, CV, publication list, brief proposal for a postdoctoral project (1 page), transcripts, teaching evaluations (if available), and the names of two references.
Deadline for applications is 5 March 2021.
Place of work
Zurich - Oerlikon
Start of employment
The starting date for the position is 1 September 2021.