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PhD Position in the Research Group of Professor Thomas Widmer, 60%, IPZ

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The Department of Political Science at the University of Zurich (http://www.ipz.uzh.ch) invites
applications for a Teaching & Research Assistant Position in the research group of Thomas
Widmer, who holds a professorship in Political Science with focus on Evaluation.
The Department of Political Science offers excellent research support in a vibrant research
community and is committed to advancing young scholars’ careers.

Your responsibilities

  • Development and conduct your own PhD project in the area of research of the professorship.
  • Participation in the Political Science doctoral program, which offers advanced methodological
    and substantive training.
  • Contribution to teaching in the political science programs on the BA- and MA-levels.

Your profile

  • A MA/MSc in political science (or in a related discipline)
  • Strong interest in the fields of public policy, evaluation and/or Swiss politics
  • Solid training in social science methods (preferably qualitative and quantitative)
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team and to be flexible and adaptable
  • Strong command of German and English; knowledge of French and/or Italian is an asset.

What we offer

  • Integration in a leading department with highly motivated and engaged members.
  • Possibility to develop the dissertation project, supported by a dedicated supervisor
  • Financial and academic support from research group and department.
  • Conditional on approval of the PhD proposal by the end of the first year funding is
    guaranteed for four years total.
  • Salary is according to cantonal guidelines and approximately 57’300 CHF per year (gross
    salary, 0.6 FTE).

Place of work: Zurich
Start of employment: August/September 1, 2024
Closing date for applications: March 18, 2024
Further information
Further inquiries can be directed to Thomas Widmer (thow@ipz.uzh.ch).

The IPZ aims to increase the diversity of its members and thus explicitly invites
applications from women and other traditionally underrepresented groups.
Please apply through our application page (https://www.ipz.uzh.ch/de/ueber-uns/offene-
) where you can upload your letter of interest, a current CV, a
writing sample (i.e., MA thesis), copy of university transcripts, and the contact details of two
people willing to serve as a reference.