Professorship for Private and Labour Law

Zurich (CH)
Nov 21, 2019
End of advertisement period
Dec 21, 2019
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Full Time

Faculty of Law

The University of Zurich is seeking to fill a Professorship for Private and Labour Law (successor to Professor Dr. Wolfgang Portmann) to take effect from the Fall Semester 2020 (1 August 2020).

The Chair is to be filled by an academic whose expertise covers the subject of “Swiss labour law” in its entirety. Proof of exceptional qualification in this subject is to be provided in the form of an outstanding dissertation and a completed or highly advanced habilitation thesis (or equivalent). In addition to teaching labour law, the candidate must also be willing to engage in teaching and holding examinations in the compulsory subjects of the general Swiss Code of Obligations (including liability law). A willingness to set up a course in the field of tenancy law at the Faculty of Law is also desired.
Depending on the applicant’s qualifications, the professorship will be filled as a full or associate professorship. A temporary tenure-track assistant professorship is possible if the habilitation thesis is at an advanced stage, but not yet completed. In any case, the level of employment wil l ultimately amount to a fulltime position, with a reduced workload to 70% p ossible for a transitional period of no more than three years.

The University of Zurich aims to increase the representation of women in research and teaching, and therefore specifically encourages qualified women to apply.

Further details on the job profile can be found at

If you have any questions or require further information, please contact the delegated member of the professorial appointment committee, Prof. Dr. Leander D. Loacker (

Please submit your application documents (curriculum vitae, academic and didactic qualifications, overview of any third-party funding) at by 15 January 2020.

You may be requested to send documents in printed form separately at a later date.