Assistant Professorship in Political Behavior and Digital Media



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Job description

Zürich – Switzerland

The position should be filled at the earliest opportunity. The position is for a six-year period pending review after the first three years.

Candidates should demonstrate the potential to develop an internationally recognized research track record in political science, with a focus on the role of digital media in public opinion formation and political behavior more generally.

The position is based in the Department of Political Science (IPZ) and the University’s Digital So-ciety Initiative, which provide a collaborative international environment for teaching and research. The position comes with generous research and teaching support. In addition, the holder of the position is eligible to apply for Swiss National Science Foundation funding, as well as many other grant programs in Switzerland and internationally.

Candidates should hold a PhD degree in political science or in a related field at the time of application and have an excellent record of academic achievement. Teaching may be carried out in English. The University of Zurich is an equal opportunities employer and in particular strives to increase the percentage of women in leading positions. Therefore, qualified female researchers are encouraged to apply.

How to apply

The closing date for applications is 10 April 2019. Details on the application procedure are available on For further information please contact Prof. Fabrizio Gilardi ([email protected]).

The University of Zurich is one of the leading research universities in Europe and offers the widest range of study courses in Switzerland.