Post-doctoral position in Political Economy / International Environmental Politics

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Post-doctoral position in Political Economy / International Environmental Politics

The Center for Comparative and International Studies (CIS ) at ETH Zurich invites applications for a Post-doctoral position in the International Political Economy / International Environmental Politics group at the CIS, which is led by Prof. Thomas Bernauer.

Job description

The group’s research and teaching focuses on political and other conditions under which environmental and economic problems that extend beyond national borders can be solved. The new postdoc will contribute to collaborative research projects of the group ( ?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> ), pursue her/his own research agenda in some area of International Political Economy / International Environmental Politics, participate in the supervision of doctoral students, and teach 2 courses per year.

We offer an intellectually challenging full-time position in one of the leading political science research centers in Europe. The position is initially for one year starting in January 2020, and can be extended up to six years. The salary is according to ETH standards .

Your profile

You should hold a doctoral degree (PhD) in political science, international relations, or economics/political economy. Applicants are expected to have strong methodological skills, a keen and manifest interest in theories and empirical research on questions of International Political Economy / International Environmental Politics, and a strong command of English.

ETH Zurich

ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities specialising in science and technology. We are renowned for our excellent education, cutting-edge fundamental research and direct transfer of new knowledge into society. Over 30,000 people from more than 120 countries find our university to be a place that promotes independent thinking and an environment that inspires excellence. Located in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, we work together to develop solutions for the global challenges of today and tomorrow.


We look forward to receiving your online application including a one-page letter outlining your motivation and skills, as well as a CV, two writing samples (e.g., published articles or chapters from your dissertation), and your Bachelor and Master level study transcripts. Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.

Questions regarding the position should be directed to Prof. Thomas Bernauer at thbe0520 [at] ethz[.]ch (no applications).


In your application, please refer to and reference JobID 46739.

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