Postdoctoral Position in Public Administration

University of Bern Center for Public Management


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 ( 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.
  • 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.
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