PhD Position (m/w/d)

University of St. Gallen
March 23, 2023
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PhD Position (m/w/d)

50-100% (limited, 3 years,)

Your tasks
  • Development and conduct of own PhD project in the framework of the REDEMOS Project
  • Contribution to the effective implementation of the St.Gallen part of the REDEMOS Project, including refinement of theoretical argument; data collection (surveys, fieldwork) and statistical analyses; creation of innovative dissemination activities
  • Participation in the doctoral programme «International Affairs & Political Economy» (www., which offers advanced methodological and substantive training.
  • Your profile
  • Master's degree in political science or a related social science discipline (you may apply with a nearly completed degree)
  • Motivation to pursue academic career and interest in theory-driven empirical research
  • Advanced knowledge of quantitative research methods and experience with the creation and analysis of cross-national surveys
  • Excellent written and spoken English language skills, proficiency in Eastern-European languages would be an asset.
  • In the context of the Horizon Europe project "REDEMOS: REconfiguring EU DEMOcracy Support –Towards a sustained demos in the EU's Eastern Neighbourhood", the Institute of Political Science at the University of St. Gallen invites applications for a PhD Position in the research group of Professor Tina Freyburg. The aim is to develop a new concept for democracy collaboration, in which the conditions of national democracy development are more strongly integrated into the approaches of European democracy promotion. In St.Gallen, we primarily study the images associated with EU democracy promotion prevalent within the European Commission and among its Eastern partners and explore how they shape the policy actions policy agents in both EU institutions and Eastern partnership countries.

    REDEMOS involves 11 leading universities and think tanks from across Europe. The successful candidate will be involved in all parts of the project and supported in developing their own single-authored publication projects as well as in contributing to co-authored publication projects. S:he will become a full member of the Institute for Political Science at the University of St.Gallen as well as the REDEMOS consortium.

    The starting date is negotiable. The position would be limited to 3 years, with the possibility of extension. We accept applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Applicants should send their full application (in English) – including cover letter, CV, examples of their academic work (e.g. their MA thesis or seminar papers), copies of relevant certificates and the contact details of two academic references.

    We are looking forward to your online-application. apply here

    Inspirational Work Environment Executive Education Network Family & Career Equal Opportunities Fit and Healthy Inspirational Work Environment

    At the HSG, as Europe's leading business university, we operate in an entrepreneurial environment where you will meet highly qualified, ambitious experts - both regionally and internationally. For example, you benefit from a modern IT infrastructure and, in our library via HSGswisscovery, from nationwide access to the wealth of scientific information available.

    Executive Education

    We support internal and external executive education opportunities. Our internal executive education programme offers you a practical, dedicated and didactically mature transfer of knowledge in the form of seminars, e-learning, coaching and collegial advice. We support task-specific external training and executive education financially as well as with regard to the time required.


    We promote our culture of cross-functional collaboration and create space for forging valuable relationships - also with external partners. Regular exchanges and internal events help to strengthen these relationships and make them long-lasting.

    Family & Career

    We provide our employees with flexible work time models with a variable number of hours per week. As a family-friendly employer, we offer part-time positions, 16 weeks of maternity leave and a subsidised crèche, as well as support with childcare during the vacations.

    Equal Opportunities

    The University enables equal opportunities for all employees and students. This applies to degree courses and work, as well as academic careers, university management positions and the reconciliation of studies, work and private commitments. We are committed to this with various measures in the areas of teaching, research, administration and the Presidency.

    Fit and Healthy

    We help you stay fit and healthy. In addition to our diverse range of sports activities at the university, most of which are free of charge, and campaign weeks for corporate health management, we also offer you fruit in the workplace. In our canteen you will find a wide selection of freshly prepared meals - from vegetarian to fish dishes - at discounted prices.

    Further information on working at the HSG can be found here.

    For job-related questions

    Prof. Ph.D. Tina Margarete Freyburg Full Professor of Comparative Politics Tel.: +41 71 224 26 00 [email protected]

    «We share a keen interest in tackling some of the most important challenges in a globalizing and digitizing world-join our team!»

    Anne Kristine Tischhauser Finance and Personnel Tel.: +41 71 224 26 00 [email protected]

    «People are the decisive factor for success. We look forward to meeting you!»

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    «A place where knowledge is created» - As one of Europe's leading universities of economics and business administration, the University of St.Gallen (HSG), Switzerland, is committed to the education of over 8800 students. The HSG is one of the largest employers in the region and provides an attractive and innovative environment for more than 3300 researchers, educators and professional staff.

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