Postdoctoral position in the research group of Professor Jonathan Slapin
Description of UZH unit
The Department of Political Science at the University of Zurich (http://www.ipz.uzh.ch) invites applications for a postdoctoral position (60-70%)in the research group of Prof. Dr. Jonathan Slapin, who holds aProfessorship in Political Institutions and European Politics.
The successful candidate will engage in research and teaching in the area of comparative politics, political institutions, or Europeanpolitics. Preference will be given to candidates with a demonstrated substantive interest in parties, legislatures, electoral institutions, or other topics related to the chair. Interest in computational social science is a plus. The successful candidate is expected to pursue their own research interests and contribute to research ongoing within the Chair, acquire funded projects and produce outstanding scholarship with publications in top journals and presses. Teaching includes seminars or courses in English or German (approx. 2-4hours weekly in 2 semesters of 14 weeks) and advising students.
Excellent command of English, knowledge of German is a plus
Excellent training in standard econometric analysis, quantitative text analysis, data science, machine learning, data management, and knowledge of relevant statistical software.
The position will be filled for 3 years with renewal for further 3 years contingent on research productivity, teaching quality and participation to departmental activities. Salary starts atapprox. between CHF 57’000 and 67’000.
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The starting date for the position is between February 1 and September 1, 2020 or by agreement.
Please send to sekretariatipz.uzhch (as one PDF-attachment): a cover letter, CV with list ofpublications, transcripts, brief researchstatement (2 pages max), one writing sample, names of three people who would be willing to serve as a reference. Informal inquiries are encouragedand may be sent to jonathanb.slapinuzhch.
Closing date for applications
A rolling deadline for applications – open until filled – latest January 15, 2020.