Assistant Professorship in Political Science with a specialty in Political Sociology

Location
Switzerland (CH)
Posted
17 May 2018
End of advertisement period
17 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Assistant Professorship (tenure-track) in Political Science with a specialty in Political Sociology

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of the University of Basel invites applications for an Assistant Professorship (tenure-track) in Political Science with a specialty in Political Sociology, starting 1 February 2019.

Your position

This assistant professorship will contribute to the further establishment of the university's recently founded Political Science program through cooperation with the Sociology program and the development of collaboration within the Social Science Department as a whole. The successful candidate will be responsible for an equal amount of teaching and student supervision in both disciplines. The position entails a teaching commitment of four hours per week. The successful candidate is also expected to perform her/his teaching duties with commitment and engagement, supervise doctoral candidates, acquire third-party funding, and participate in university administration. 

Your profile

Candidates for this interdisciplinary professorship should be able to perform teaching and research duties in both Political Science and Sociology and to practice a wide range of theoretical and methodological approaches. For the academic focus of this position, expertise and research achievements in at least one of the following areas are expected: comparative political economy; democracy and political behavior; digitalization. Applicants should have an outstanding publication record as well as post-doctoral teaching and research experience. 

We offer you

Employment conditions are in accordance with the University regulations (Personalordnung, Gehaltsordnung). After five years (at the latest), the appointment will be subject to evaluation for tenure.

The University of Basel stands for excellence and is committed to diversity, equal opportunities and family friendliness.

Application / Contact

Candidates should send their applications electronically to: bewerbung-philhist@unibas.ch. Further relevant information is available on www.philhist.unibas.ch/bewerbungen. The deadline for applications is 17 June 2018.

For additional information, please contact the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Prof. Dr. Walter Leimgruber (phone: ++41 (0) 61 207 34 09).