PhD Position in the Research Group of Professor Thomas Widmer University of Zurich, Department of Political Science Switzerland

PhD position in the research group of Professor Thomas Widmer

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 Thomas Widmer, who holds a Professorship in political science with focus on evaluation.



- Development and conduct his or her own PhD project in the area of research of the
- Participation in the Department’s doctoral program, which offers advanced methodological
and substantive training as well as professional development
- Contribution to teaching in the Political Science programs on the BA- and MA-levels


Requirements / Qualifications

- An MA degree in Political Science or Public Administration (or in a related discipline)
- Strong interest in the fields of public policy, evaluation and Swiss politics
- Solid training in methods (preferably qualitative and quantitative)
- Ability to work both independently and in a team


Language skills

Good working knowledge of German and English; knowledge of French and/or Italian is an asset


We offer / We offer

Integration in a leading research group in evaluation studies with highly motivated and engaged team members within a collaborative working atmosphere at the Department


Stellenantritt / This position opens on

The starting date for the position is August 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 CHF 53,000.


Information / More information

Further inquiries can be directed to Prof. Thomas Widmer ( Additional information about the activities of the group is available on the website




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), 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 “Group Widmer”. This job advertisment and further information about our department can be found on our website:


Prof. Thomas Widmer
University of Zurich
Department of Political Science
Affolternstrasse 56
8050 Zurich

application deadline

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