A dynamic, innovative and challenging research and teaching environment, an excellent opportunity for further qualifications, and a motivated faculty interested in academic exchange. PhD students have also the opportunity to join the „Swiss Graduate Program in Anthropology“ (http://anthropology.cuso.ch).
Applicants are expected to have expertise and an active research interest in at least one of the following thematic and regional specializations:
The Department for Social Anthropology and Cultural Studies (Section Ethnology) of the University of Zurich consists of four chairs, which supervise the research projects in Social Anthropology. Regionally, the focus is on Asia, but research and teaching also address other regions, including Europe.
As an “Academic Assistant” (Junior Lecturer / PhD Researcher) you are working on your own research project, the objective of which is the doctorate. At least 40% of your working time will be reserved for your own research. The rest of the working time will be spent on teaching (undergraduate) courses – you will be assigned one class per semester – and supervision of student work and other fields of activity, such as:
For more information, please read the provisions of the General Outline of Rights and Responsibilities for holders of junior academic positions of the Faculty of Arts of January 25, 2005: http://www.rd.uzh.ch/rechtssammlung/richtlinien/RPH_PhF.pdf - this document is only in German but you will find further information here: http://www.grc.uzh.ch/phd- postdoc/PhD_Guide_en.pdf
Employment of 60% as “Academic Assistant” following cantonal guidelines. For a start, the employment is limited to three years and may be extended up to six years on the basis of a positive evaluation. The position offers attractive working conditions and a competitive salary.
Applicants are not expected to speak German. But we expect that people who work with us for a longer period of time start to learn German.
September 1, 2020 or by mutual agreement
For questions regarding the application process:
Georg Winterberger, managing director (0041 (0)44 635 22 17, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Prof. Dr. Peter Finke, chair holder (0041 (0)44 635 22 33, email@example.com)
We are looking forward to your application. Please enclose the following documents:
Please send your documents to:
University of Zurich, ISEK – Ethnology Andreasstr. 15