PhD Position in Political Science

University of Zurich Department of Political Science


The Department of Political Science

PhD position in the research group of Professor Jonathan Slapin
60-80 %

The Department of Political Science at the University of Zurich invites applications for a PhD position in the research group of Professor Jonathan Slapin, Professor of Political Institutions and European Politics.

Your responsibilities

  • Participation in the Department's doctoral program, which offers advanced methodological and substantive training as well as professional development.
  • Development and conduct of own PhD project in the field of comparative political institutions, broadly defined. Preference given to applicants wishing to focus on parliaments, parties, legislative behavior, or European politics, and with a background in quantitative methods skills, but other areas/projects also considered.
  • To teach on his or her own and/or co-teach with Prof. Slapin.

Your profile

  • MA degree in political science or closely related discipline
  • Interest in political institutions, democratic governance, parties, legislative behavior, European integration, or other substantive and methodological topics that fit with the research conducted at the chair.
  • 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
  • Excellent English, German

What we offer

  • Excellent working environment
  • Strong substantive and methodological training
  • Excellent research support

Place of work

Affolternstrass 56
5080 Z├╝rich

Start of employment


Further information

Prof. Dr. Jon Slapin

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