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Assistant Professorship Tenure Track in Social and Cultural Geography
University of Zurich
Faculty of Science
The Faculty of Science at the University of Zurich invites
applications for an
Tenure Track in Social and
We seek innovative applicants with a strong and developing record
in research to enrich our expertise in social and cultural geography.
Applicants with a strong interest in global socio-spatial inequalities,
marginalization and exclusion are particularly encouraged to
apply. The successful candidate will combine a proven track record
in critical social and cultural theories, experience in fieldwork and
expertise in qualitative research methods.
The successful applicant is expected to lead an independent research
group, to build up an innovative research program and to actively
develop teaching profile in human geography at the bachelor and
master levels. Moreover, the successful applicant is expected to
acquire external research funding.
The University of Zurich provides generous research support,
including dedicated funds for personnel, running expenses and
competitive start-up packages. Zurich's scientific environment includes
a rich spectrum of research activities across the social
sciences and humanities and provides extensive opportunities for
collaboration with research groups at the University of Zurich and
other leading Swiss research institutions.
The employment conditions for this position follow the legal
regulations of the University of Zurich
(see www.prof.uzh.ch/de.html), which include part-time options.
The University of Zurich is an equal opportunities employer and
in particular strives to increase the percentage of women in
leading positions. Therefore, qualified female researchers are
particularly encouraged to apply. The city of Zurich combines a
stimulating cultural scene in a modern European city with easy
access to a beautiful natural landscape.
Academics with the appropriate qualifications are kindly invited
to submit their applications including:
a curriculum vitae
lists of publications and research funding,
detailed outlines of concepts for teaching and research
plans to develop the discipline further (major problems and
names and contact details of three referees
Please address your application to Prof. Roland Sigel, Dean of the
Faculty of Science. Upload your application to
http://www.mnf.uzh.ch/SCG by 17 September 2018.