2 PhD positions at the Chair of Political Economy and Development University of Zurich, Department of Political Science Switzerland

2 PhD positions at the Chair of Political Economy and Development (Prof. Katharina Michaelowa)

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 (http://www.ipz.uzh.ch/) invites applications for two PhD positions in the research group of Professor Katharina Michaelowa, Professor for Political Economy and Development.


Requirements / Qualifications

- Strong interest in research and teaching related to development and/or climate change
- Background in political economy, economics or political science
- Ability to work independently and the ambition to publish high quality research
- Strong background in (applied) econometrics and an interest in quantitative, empirical work, ideally with first experiences with empirical seminar papers, BA or MA thesis


Language skills
Excellent command of English; additional knowledge of German is a plus


Special requirements / Special requirements

Methods skills:
- Ability and experience in working with Stata and/or R
- Ability or interest to learn and/or apply methods like text analysis, machine learning, network analysis or
statistical analysis based on geospatial data


We offer / We offer

- Comprehensive advice and opportunity to develop a strong research profile
- Outstanding network of political economists and development economists in Zurich
- Possibility to participate in international conferences at an early career stage
- Doctoral program in political science with limited core courses and a large variety of electives that can be chosen targeted to your doctoral research, including the possibility to participate in summer schools and courses from other departments (e.g. in the doctoral program in economics)
- Direct start of your own Ph.D. research
- Open and collaborative atmosphere within the chair and the department


Stellenantritt / This position opens on
August / September 2018


Information / More information
For further information, please contact Dr. Kai Gehring kai.gehring@pw.uzh.ch.




Applications / Application
Applications should be send to phd.applications@ipz.uzh.ch and include a cover letter, the high school diploma, a list with all courses and individual grades during the BA and MA, as well as an example of own scientific writing such as a previous seminar paper, or the BA or MA thesis. Information about the team and the research we conduct can be found at http://www.ipz.uzh.ch/lehrstuehle/ep_en.html. This job advertisment and further information about our department can be found on our website: https://www.ipz.uzh.ch/en/institut/stellen.html.


Prof. Katharina Michaelowa
University of Zurich
Department of Political Science
Affolternstrasse 56
8050 Zurich

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