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Assistant Professorship of Political Science with a focus on Business and Politics
University of St.Gallen
St. Gallen (Schweiz)
«A place where knowledge is created» - As one of Europe’s leading universities of economics and business
administration, the University of St. Gallen (HSG), Switzerland, is committed to the education of
over 8000 students and is one of the largest employers in the region, providing around 2300 employees
with an attractive and innovative environment for research.
The University of St. Gallen, Switzerland-a leading University in Management, Economics, Law, Social
Sciences and International Affairs-seeks to appoint an
Assistant Professor of Political Science with
a focus on Business and Politics
starting September 1st, 2018 or by mutual agreement.
The University of St. Gallen and its Department of Political Science invite outstanding candidates to
apply for an assistant professorship in the field of Business and Politics.
We are looking for an excellent scholar with a specialization in empirical research on the role of private
business actors in politics. This may include, among others, business-government relations; contributions
about firms roles in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals; the political effects of
varying ownership of key infrastructures and natural resources; managerial preferences, corporate control,
and political development; the link between corporate social responsibility and public policy (e.g.,
corruption, welfare, environment, security); governance by private actors; or industry self-regulation.
Applicants should have a doctorate in political science, a promising research agenda, strong quantitative
methods skills, and a willingness to collaborate on research and teaching with scholars from other
fields, notably business management and corporate governance.
The successful candidate is expected to undertake research of the highest international standards within
his or her own field of specialization and to teach in English in the university’s programmes in International
Affairs and Governance (two classes per week during term).
The Department of Political Science is a member of the School of Economics and Political Science
(SEPS) and offers excellent research conditions and a stimulating academic environment. Through its
collaborations, research centres and exchange programmes, it maintains a wide international network.
The SEPS is committed to promoting young scholars in their career advancement. The appointment is
for a term of 6 years. Applications from qualified women are particularly welcome.
We seek to appoint the successful candidate per September 1st, 2018 or by mutual agreement.
For further information, please contact Professor Patrick Emmenegger, Chairman of the Search Committee
Candidates should submit their application, that is a cover letter including a presentation of research
interests and a statement on teaching strategy and philosophy, curriculum vitae, publications list, a job
market paper that best represents their current research profile, and the contact details of two academic
referees, in electronic form to the President of the University of St.Gallen, Professor Thomas Bieger
The deadline for applications is February 18th, 2018.
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