PhD position in the research group of Professor Lucas Leemann University of Zurich, Department of Political Science

PhD position in the research group of Professor Lucas Leemann

published on: 11.01.2018


Institut, Seminar, Klinik / Institute, Department, Clinic
Department of Political Science


Department Description / Description of UZH unit

The Department of Political Science at the University of Zurich ( invites applications for a PhD position in the research group of Professor Lucas Leemann, Assistant Professor for Comparative Politics and Empirical Research on Democracy (



- Participation in the Department’s doctoral program, which offers advanced
methodological and substantive training as well as professional development
- Development and conduct of his or her own PhD project in the broad areas of
Comparative Politics and empirical research on democracy
- Either teach on his or her own or co-teach with Prof. Leemann


Requirements / Qualifications

- An MA degree in political science
- Interest in representation, public opinion, direct democracy, or historical origins of
- Excellent knowledge of quantitative methods as well as an interest in further developing
methodological skills
- Motivation to pursue an academic career
- Ability to work both independently and in a team


Language skills
Good working knowledge of English


Stellenantritt / This position opens on

The starting date for the position is September 1, 2018. Conditional on approval of the PhD proposal by the end of the first year, funding is guaranteed for four years total, with a gross annual salary of about 53’000 CHF.


Information / More information
Further inquiries can be directed to Prof. Lucas Leemann (




Applications / Application
Please send your application electronically as one PDF-file comprising your letter of interest, CV, transcripts, a writing sample (e.g. Master thesis), a 3-4 page research plan for your PhD, and the contact details of two people willing to serve as a reference to this email address: and indicate that your application refers to this particular position with the keyword “PhD Leemann”.


Prof. Dr. Lucas Leemann
University of Zurich
Department of Political Science
Affolternstrasse 56
8050 Zurich

application deadline

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