Deutsche Vereinigung für Politikwissenschaft
Veröffentlicht am: 28.08.2023

Post-Doctoral Research Position at the Chair of Comparative Politics 80%

Department of Political Science, University of Zurich

Bewerbungsfrist: 31.10.2023

Beginn: 01.02.2024

Your responsibilities

• Engage in research, supervision and teaching in the area of comparative politics.

• Publish and present high-quality research at international conferences.

• Collaborate with other members of the Chair of Comparative Politics.

• Develop your own research agenda and a strong academic network.

• Teaching load: two seminars in the Fall Semester and one seminar in the Spring Semester (14 weeks per semester), and co-supervise BA and MA papers.

• Provide support for research, organizational, and administrative tasks.

Your profile

• PhD in political science (completed or close to completion).

• Specialization in the field of comparative politics and willingness to build independently a research area through publications, datasets, events and networks.

• Ambition and ability to produce high-quality and high-impact research, both independently and in a team.

• Proficiency in quantitative methods and statistical packages (Stata and R).

• Very good command of academic English, international experience, and motivation to pursue an academic career.

What we offer

• Starting date: February 1, 2024 or upon agreement.

• Duration of employment: three years with renewal contingent on research productivity, teaching quality and participation to departmental activities.

• Salary is according to cantonal guidelines. Details can be discussed at interview stage.

• Opportunity to teach for an additional 0.2 FTE (upon agreement).

• Funding for conferences, additional training, and research activities.

• A highly motivated, engaged, and supportive team.

• Career mentoring.

• Excellent working conditions in a leading research-oriented and international department that provides a constructive and collaborative research environment.

Further information

• Further inquiries can be directed to Daniele Caramani (

• Applications should include a letter of interest, CV, a research statement for the next 3-4 years, a writing sample, and the contact details of two people willing to serve as a reference, and the following form:

• Please send your application electronically as one single pdf-file to the personnel office of the Department of Political Science (

• Deadline for applications is October 31, 2023, with a view of holding interviews in the second half of November 2023