Deutsche Vereinigung für Politikwissenschaft
Veröffentlicht am: 04.05.2022

Head of Research Area “International Security, Peace & Conflict” (80%)

The Department of Political Science (IPZ) at the University of Zurich, Zurich

Bewerbungsfrist: 07.06.2022

The successful candidate will be responsible for research and teaching in the fields of international security, peace, and conflict and is encouraged to build up a research group using third-party funding. Applicants should demonstrate the potential to develop an internationally recognized research track record in international relations, with a focus on international security, peace and conflict. Within this broader thematic area, specialized attention might be given to issues such as interstate conflict, international organizations, crisis bargaining, peace missions, international cooperation and conflict in the security realm, foreign policy analysis, or geopolitical developments. We also welcome applicants with a research focus on intrastate conflict with a clear international dimension.

The University of Zurich offers a dynamic and collaborative work environment with an international orientation, as well as generous support for research and teaching activities. The position comes with a research budget of 3000 CHF/year. In addition, the holder of the position is eligible to apply for Swiss National Science Foundation funding, as well as many other grant programs in Switzerland and abroad. The teaching load is 4 hours per semester plus advising. The salary is approximately 90.000CHF/year and can be increased in return for additional teaching. The start date is flexible between 1 October 2022 and 1 February 2023.

Applicants should hold a PhD degree in political science, international relations or in a related field at the time of application and have a strong record of academic achievements in the relevant areas. Teaching may be carried out in English, but knowledge of German is an asset. The University of Zurich is an equal opportunities employer and strives to increase the percentage of women in leading positions. Therefore, qualified female researchers are encouraged to apply.

Please send your application electronically as one pdf-file comprising your motivation letter, CV, publication list, transcripts, teaching evaluations (if available), and the names of at least two references to the secretariat of the Institute for Political Science ( Review of applications will begin after June 6, 2022. Interviews will be held in late June/early July.

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Stefanie Walter (