Associate Professor of Global Governance and Multilateralism

07. 1. 2022

The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
Geneva, Switzerland
invites applications for a full-time position at the rank of

Associate Professor of Global Governance and Multilateralism

The Institute seeks to hire a scholar with an outstanding track record in the field and an interest in developing it further. Evidence of contributions to overarching theoretical, empirical or methodological issues pertaining to the field is expected. An interest in emerging and transforming forms of global governance and multilateralism in areas of particular contemporary relevance – such as AI and digital technologies, migration or humanitarianism – is welcome. Candidates with a research focus on Asia are encouraged to apply. Applicants must hold a PhD in International Relations, Political Science or cognate disciplines. They must have had experience with research, teaching, dissemination and administration commensurate with a tenured associate professorship.



The successful applicant will be expected to lead the development of research in their field at the Institute and beyond. Excellence in research and publication is therefore essential. Evidence of research leadership such as project management, editorships, evaluations, network facilitation, mentoring, service to academic associations, research councils, advisory boards and beyond is also an advantage.


The position also involves teaching postgraduate courses and supervising master’s dissertations and PhD theses in the Department of International Relations/Political Science. Candidates must therefore be able to offer general courses in the department and have supervision experience. Moreover, they will teach classes and supervise master’s dissertations in the interdisciplinary programmes and they may be called upon to teach in the executive education programmes of the Institute. Experience with and interest in interdisciplinary and transvocational education are therefore appreciated.


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


The successful candidate will join a dynamic and diverse environment. The International Relations/Political Science Department houses a wide range of theoretical, conceptual, methodological and empirical perspectives. It cultivates academic excellence by encouraging inquiries that challenge established theoretical and empirical boundaries. Its members are therefore expected both to be open to – and respectful of – multiple, evolving research agendas and pedagogies and to develop high quality research in a specialised area. Overall, the department offers a lively, inclusive and inspiring space for researchers to develop and thrive.



Application deadline: 15 January 2022

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The Institute is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, marital status, disability status, race, national origin, colour, gender, sexual orientation or religion.