PhD position in Political Geography, University of Zurich

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The Department of Geography at the University of Zurich is recruiting a

PhD student / Research Assistant in Political Geography.

Start date: 1 July 2012.

The PhD student will be part of an internationally recognized, interdisciplinary research group working on political ecology, geographies of violence and conflict with a regional focus on Africa and South Asia. We are particularly interested in PhD candidates with a strong background in social or political theory and/or field experience in these research domains. For more information on our research, please visit our website: http://www.geo.uzh.ch/en/units/political-geography

The successful candidate is expected to

1) pursue his or her independent research (PhD), while being embedded in the research profile of the group,

2) contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching as well as student supervision and tutoring,

3) contribute to administrative work of the unit.

4) reach German proficiency within the first two years of his/her employment.

The successful candidate is expected to bring

1) a Master degree in the Social Sciences (Geography, Anthropology, Sociology, Political Science, International Relations, Political Philosophy, etc.),

2) excellent English language skills. Basic German language skills are a strong asset,

3) solid knowledge in social theory, political philosophy and/or field work experience in Africa or South Asia.

We offer:

1) A salary of c.40-45.000 CHF p.a. plus welfare benefits (which is the equivalent of a 50% contract) for a period of three years with possibilities for extension.

2) A dynamic research environment at a well-established university.

3) Financial support to fieldwork and participation in conferences.

Please send your application package (cover letter, CV, a 1-2 page sketch of the research you propose to do, writing sample) as PDF-Document to این نشانی پست الکترونیک دربرابر spambot ها و هرزنامه ها محافظت می شود. برای مشاهده آن شما نیازمند فعال بودن جاواسکریپت هستید

Submission deadline: 22 May 2012

For further information, please contact Prof. Benedikt Korf ( این نشانی پست الکترونیک دربرابر spambot ها و هرزنامه ها محافظت می شود. برای مشاهده آن شما نیازمند فعال بودن جاواسکریپت هستید ) or Dr. Timothy Raeymaekers ( این نشانی پست الکترونیک دربرابر spambot ها و هرزنامه ها محافظت می شود. برای مشاهده آن شما نیازمند فعال بودن جاواسکریپت هستید ).