Deutsche Vereinigung für Politikwissenschaft
Veröffentlicht am: 07.09.2023

Post-Doctoral Research Position at the Chair of Political Institutions (Prof. Jonathan Slapin) 80%

University of Zurich, Zurich

Bewerbungsfrist: 31.10.2023

Beginn: 01.02.2024


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

• Outstanding research potential in the area of comparative political institutions, broadly defined.

• Excellent quantitative methods skills (e.g., econometrics, psychometrics, computational methods) with knowledge of relevant statistical software (e.g. Stata, R, Python).

• Ability to work in a team and also to conduct independent research.

• Motivation to pursue an international academic career.

• Excellent command of English, knowledge of German is a plus.

• International experience is a plus.

We offer

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

• Duration of employment: 3 years with renewal for further 3 years contingent on. research productivity, teaching quality and participation to departmental activities.

• Salary according to UZH/cantonal guidelines, approx. CHF 80,000 per year.

• Opportunities for possible additional teaching.

• Funding for conferences, additional training, and research.

• A highly motivated, engaged and supportive team.

• Excellent intellectual and working environment in a leading, international department.

• Career mentoring.

Further information

• Applications should include: a letter of interest, CV including a list of publications, a writing sample, the contact details of 2 - 3 people willing to serve as references, and the following form:

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

• Review of Applications will begin on October 2, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. Early applications are encouraged.

• Further inquiries can be directed to Jonathan Slapin (