Professorship in Political Science

Sep 28, 2016
Oct 26, 2016
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of the University of Basel invites applications for a Professorship in Political Science (open rank), starting 1st of August 2017.

The newly established professorship will engage in planning and implementing new research programs in political science at the University of Basel.

The ideal candidate both represent political science in research and teaching and is particularly qualified in the study of European and Asian relationships, democratization processes and federalism.

The position will be within the Social Science Department. Candidates are expected to be open for cooperation, both within the Department and the Faculty as well as, and especially with the Institute for European Global Studies. They should share a strong interest in building bridges between political science and cultural studies.

The successful candidate will be involved in national and international research collaborations. A distinguished track record in the field of political science as well as experience in management of inter- and transdisciplinary projects is expected. The candidate's future research and teaching plans will play an important role in the selection process.

The University of Basel is an equal opportunities and family friendly employer committed to excellence through diversity. The University supports increasing the number of women in leading academic positions. For this reason, applications by women are strongly encouraged.

Candidates should send their applications electronically to: Further relevant information is available on

The deadline for applications is 30th of September 2016.

For additional information, please contact the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Prof. Dr. Thomas Grob (phone: ++41 (0) 61 207 34 09).

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