Postdoctoral Position in Public Administration
University of Bern Center for Public Management
Switzerland

Digital Governance in the Public Sector

The KPM Center for Public Management at the University of Bern/Switzerland invites applications for a 3-year postdoctoral position in Public Administration (80% employment; starting date by agreement).

Public Administration is part of the university's strategic theme Politics & Administration, which is based on academically sound teaching and research oriented towards international standards, particularly in the fields of law, economics and social sciences.

The KPM (www.kpm.unibe.ch) is an interdisciplinary research center with about 35 researchers including a unit offering executive education programs. The postdoctoral position is for 36 months. The successful candidate is expected
  • to conduct advanced research; e.g. in a field like Digitalization, Digital Transformation and Innovation, Smart Government, Open Government, E-Government, etc.
  • to contribute to the strategic theme Public Administration
  • to teach one course per academic term;
  • to develop pertinent research projects and grant applications;
  • to actively participate in and contribute to the academic life of the Center.
Requirements:
  • applicants need to have a PhD (e.g. with a focus on a topic specified above);
  • proof of or potential for a competitive publication record in international outlets
  • expertise in research methods;
  • fluency in English and in German is an asset.
What the Center is offering:
  • good terms of employment
  • attractive scientific environment with possibilities for interdisciplinary projects
  • active center in the capital of Switzerland and cooperative environment
How to apply:
  • applicants need to submit a letter of motivation,
  • a curriculum vitae including a list of publications,
  • article-length writing sample.
Please send your complete application package in one pdf-file to kpm@kpm.unibe.ch.


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