PhD Candidate in Environmental Politics

 
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The International Political Economy and Environmental Politics group led by Professor Thomas Bernauer is offering a fully funded position for a Doctoral Student in Environmental Politics.


Job description


The International Political Economy and Environmental Politics group is based both at the Center for Comparative and International Studies (CIS) and the Institute of Science, Technology and Policy (ISTP). Its research and teaching focus on examining the role of citizens and consumers as well as national socio-economic and political conditions in providing solutions to trans-national environmental and economic problems. The new doctoral student will contribute to a project focused on designing environmentally effective and politically feasible policies for cleaner urban air in cities with low air quality in the Global South (e.g. Accra, Dakar, Delhi, Jakarta, Lima, San Salvador).


Your profile


The successful candidate should hold a Master degree in Political Science, Economics, or Sociology, and be very familiar with Political Science theories, quantitative empirical methods, and preferably also survey and experimental methodologies. An excellent command of English is essential and experience with research in the Global South will be an asset. The preferred starting date is January 2023. The funding is for up to four years.



We offer


ETH Zurich is a family-friendly employer with excellent working conditions. You can look forward to an exciting working environment, cultural diversity and attractive offers and benefits.


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Curious? So are we.


We look forward to receiving your online application including the following documents: a one-page letter outlining your motivation, skills, and how you could contribute to the research project mentioned; a CV; two writing samples (e.g., parts of your Master thesis, research papers); and your Bachelor and Master level study transcripts - all in one single pdf-file. We only accept applications submitted through the ETH online application portal below. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

For further information about the group, please visit our website . Questions regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Keith Smith, by email (no applications).



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