Deutsche Vereinigung für Politikwissenschaft
Veröffentlicht am: 13.02.2018

2 PhD positions at the Chair of Political Economy and Development (Prof. Katharina Michaelowa)

University of Zurich, Department of Political Science, Zürich

Bewerbungsfrist: 30.03.2018

Beginn: 01.08.2018

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2 PhD positions at the Chair of Political Economy and Development (Prof. Katharina Michaelowa)

Institut, Seminar, Klinik / Institute, Department, Clinic

Department of Political Science

Abteilungsbeschreibung / Description of UZH unit

The Department of Political Science at the University of Zurich ( invites applications for two PhD positions in the research group of Professor Katharina Michaelowa, Professor for Political Economy and Development.

Anforderungen / Qualifications

- Strong interest in research and teaching related to development and/or climate change
- Background in political economy, economics or political science
- Ability to work independently and the ambition to publish high quality research
- Strong background in (applied) econometrics and an interest in quantitative, empirical work, ideally with first experiences with empirical seminar papers, BA or MA thesis

Sprachkenntnisse / Language requirements

Excellent command of English; additional knowledge of German is a plus

Spezielle Anforderungen / Special requirements

Methods skills:
- Ability and experience in working with Stata and/or R
- Ability or interest to learn and/or apply methods like text analysis, machine learning, network analysis or
statistical analysis based on geospatial data

Wir bieten / We offer

- Comprehensive advice and opportunity to develop a strong research profile
- Outstanding network of political economists and development economists in Zurich
- Possibility to participate in international conferences at an early career stage
- Doctoral program in political science with limited core courses and a large variety of electives that can be chosen targeted to your doctoral research, including the possibility to participate in summer schools and courses from other departments (e.g. in the doctoral program in economics)
- Direct start of your own Ph.D. research
- Open and collaborative atmosphere within the chair and the department

Stellenantritt / This position opens on

August / September 2018

Auskunft erteilt / More information

For further information, please contact Dr. Kai Gehring

Bewerbungen / Application

Applications should be send to and include a cover letter, the high school diploma, a list with all courses and individual grades during the BA and MA, as well as an example of own scientific writing such as a previous seminar paper, or the BA or MA thesis. Information about the team and the research we conduct can be found at This job advertisment and further information about our department can be found on our website:

Prof. Katharina Michaelowa
Universität Zürich 
Department of Political Science
Affolternstrasse 56
8050 Zürich