Assistant Professorship in International Relations, University of Zurich, Zurich (Suisse) — LIMITE : 29/05/2015

The University of Zurich invites applications for an Assistant Professorship in International Relations.

The position is for a six-year period, pending review after the first three years.

Candidates should demonstrate the potential to develop an internationally recognized research track record in international relations, with a specialization in one of the following subfields: international peace and security, international conflict, foreign policy analysis, international cooperation, or international organizations.

The position is located in the Department of Political Science (IPZ), which provides a dynamic and collaborative international environment for teaching and research. The department offers generous research and teaching support. 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 Europe.

The position will be filled as soon as possible, the anticipated starting date is in spring or fall 2016. Candidates should hold a PhD degree at the time of application and have an excellent record of academic achievements in the relevant field. Teaching may be carried out in English; the teaching load is two to four hours per week throughout the semester. Non-German speaking candidates are encouraged to acquire a working knowledge of German within the first two years of appointment. We specifically encourage women to apply.

The closing date for applications is: May 29, 2015

Applicants should submit a cover letter describing their research agenda and teaching, a curriculum vitae, the dissertation and one or two additional papers or publications, a description of courses they would teach, and a list of references. Applications in German or English should be sent electronically as a single PDF file to University of Zurich, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Dean’s Office, Rämistrasse 69, CH-8001 Zurich,

For further information please contact Prof. Dr. Fabrizio Gilardi (

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