Deutsche Vereinigung für Politikwissenschaft
Veröffentlicht am: 07.02.2019

PhD Position in the research group of Professor Lucas Leemann

Department of Political Science, University of Zurich, Zürich

Bewerbungsfrist: 01.03.2019

Beginn: 01.09.2019

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PhD position in the research group of Professor Lucas Leemann

Description of UZH unit:
The Department of Political Science at the University of Zurich ( invites applications for a PhD position in the research group of Professor Lucas Leemann, Assistant Professor for Comparative Politics and Empirical Research on Democracy (


  • Participation in the Department’s doctoral program, which offers advanced methodological and substantive training as well as professional development
  • Development and conduct of her or his own PhD project in the broad areas of Comparative Politics and  empirical research on democracy
  • Either teach her or his own class or co-teach with Prof. Leeman


  • An MA degree in political science
  • Interest in representation, public opinion, direct democracy, or historical origins of institutions
  • Excellent knowledge of quantitative methods as well as an interest in further developing methodological skills
  • Motivation to pursue an academic career
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team

Language requirements:

Good working knowledge of English

This position opens on:

The starting date for the position is September 1, 2019.

Conditional on approval of the PhD proposal by the end of the first year, funding is guaranteed for four years total, with a gross annual salary of about 53’000 CHF.

Further information:
- Further inquiries can be directed to Prof. Lucas Leemann (
- Please send your application electronically as one PDF-file comprising your letter of interest, CV, transcripts, a writing sample (e.g. Master thesis), a 3-4 page research plan for your PhD, and the contact details of two people willing to serve as a reference to this email address: phd.applicationsipz.uzhch and indicate that your application refers to this particular position with the keyword “PhD Leemann”.

Closing date for applications:
March 1, 2019