PhD Position in the Research Group of Professor Tarik Abou-Chadi University of Zurich, Department of Political Science Switzerland

PhD position in the research group of Professor Tarik Abou-Chadi

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 Tarik Abou-Chadi, who holds an Assistant Professorship in Direct Democracy and Political Participation since November 2017.



- Participation in the Department’s doctoral program, which offers advanced
methodological and substantive training as well as professional development
- Development and conduct of their own PhD project
- Contribution to the project “Direct Democracy and Populism” at the Zentrum für
Demokratie in Aarau


Requirements / Qualifications

- An MA degree in political science or a related discipline (at the time of taking up the
- Strong interest in comparative politics and political behavior
- Good knowledge of quantitative methods
- Motivation to pursue an academic career
- Ability to work both independently and in a team


Language skills

Good working knowledge of English, command of German is welcome


Stellenantritt / This position opens on

The starting date for the position is May 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 CHF 47,000 to 50,000.


Information / More information

Further inquiries can be directed to Prof. Tarik Abou-Chadi (
Information about the research activities of the project leader is available on Tarik AbouChadi’s
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), a short outline of your potential PhD project, and the contact details of two people willing to serve as a reference to this email address: This job advertisment and further information about our department can be found on our website:


Prof. Tarik Abou-Chadi
University of Zurich
Department of Political Science
Affolternstrasse 56
8050 Zurich

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