PhD position in the research group of Professor Jonathan Slapin

University of Zurich
June 24, 2023
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Department of Political Science

PhD position in the research group of Professor Jonathan Slapin

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The Department of Political Science at the University of Zurich invites applications for a PhD position in the research group of Professor Jonathan Slapin, Professor of Political Institutions and European Politics.

Your responsibilities
  • Development and conduct of own PhD project in the field of comparative political institutions, broadly defined. Applicants should have a focus on parliaments, parties, legislative behavior, representation, European politics, or European integration.
  • Participation in the Department's doctoral program, which offers advanced methodological and substantive training as well as professional development.
  • To teach own courses and/or co-teach with Prof. Slapin or other members of the IPZ.
  • To contribute to intellectual life at the IPZ and the Chair of Comparative Political Institutions and European Politics.
  • Your profile
  • Excellent MA degree in political science or closely related discipline.
  • Substantive interest in democratic political institutions, democratic governance, representation, parties, parliaments, legislative behavior, European integration or other substantive and methodological topics that fit with the research conducted at the chair.
  • Excellent quantitative methods background and an interest in further developing methodological skills. Specific areas of interest/expertise could include (but are not limited to) econometrics, survey methods and design, computational social and data science (including quantitative text analysis), and experimental methods.
  • Motivation to pursue an academic career.
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team.
  • Language requirements

  • Excellent English
  • Preference for an ability to speak and teach in German, but not required
  • What we offer
  • Excellent working environment
  • Strong substantive and methodological training
  • Excellent research support
  • Place of work

    Institut für Politikwissenschaft, Affolternstrasse, Zürich, Switzerland

    Start of employment

    The starting date is negotiable but we will aim for September 1, 2023. Conditional on approval of the PhD proposal by the end of the first year, funding is guaranteed for four years total, with a gross annual salary of approximately 53,000 CHF.

    Please send us your application electronically as one PDF-file comprising a brief letter of interest, CV, transcripts, a writing sample (e.g. Master thesis), a 3-4 page research plan for your PhD, and the contact details of two people willing to serve as a reference and indicate that your application refers to this particular position with the keyword “PhD Slapin”.

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