Assistant Professor of INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS/POLITICAL SCIENCE at the Graduate Institute, Switzerland

25. 11. 2020

The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland

invites applications for a tenure track full-time position at the rank of Assistant Professor of  INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS/POLITICAL SCIENCE starting on 1 September 2021 or a mutually agreed-upon date.


The successful candidate will be affiliated to the Department of International Relations/Political Science. We have a particular interest in research on the functioning of, and challenges to, (global, national) democracy and democratic processes broadly conceived. This includes democratic consolidations and transitions, (transnational) activism, participatory political processes, political fragmentation, populism, electoral and movement politics as well as ethical and applied concerns in democratic justifications. A focus on the Global South and/or Global South/Global North interactions is particularly welcome.


The successful candidate will teach postgraduate courses and supervise master’s dissertations and PhD theses in the Department of International Relations/Political Science. They may also be called upon to teach classes and supervise master’s dissertations in interdisciplinary programmes as well as contribute to executive education programmes. The candidate should be interested in interdisciplinary dialogue. An ability to conduct policy-relevant research is also welcome.


Prior to the start of the position, candidates must have been awarded a PhD or equivalent degree, preferably in Political Science, International Relations, or a related discipline.


The teaching language is either English or French. Prior knowledge of French is not required, but the successful candidate is expected to acquire a passive knowledge of it within two years of being hired.


 Application deadline: 31 January 2021

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