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Assistant Professorship of Transcultural Studies
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 School of Humanities and Social Sciences of the University of St. Gallen seeks to appoint, for six
Assistant Professor of Transcultural Studies
(first 3 years at 75%, then 3 years at 100%, no
by 1st August 2018.
The appointee will have wide-ranging expertise – in both teaching and research – in transculturalism,
understood as a process of negotiation taking place in dynamic contacts and networks between and
across cultures. She or he will have a thorough command of methodology in cultural theory and in social
sciences and, in addition to investigating the cultural backgrounds of globalised economic, political
and social action, will also have research interests in migration and diaspora studies.
Candidates are expected to be able to build bridges from cultural studies to the core disciplines of the
University (i.e. Business Administration, Economics, Law and Political Sciences). The languages of instruction
are German and English; the University‘s language of administration is German.
As a precondition for a successful application, candidates must have an excellent doctoral degree and,
wherever possible, publications and teaching experience in cross- and trans-cultural practices.
The University actively pursues and implements a policy of diversity and gender equality in all areas of
its activities, and expressly invites applicants from all backgrounds.
The post offers a very competitive salary and attractive working conditions. For informal enquiries,
please contact Prof. Yvette Sánchez, the Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences (e-mail email@example.com; phone +41 71 224 2566).
Please submit your application (including cover letter, curriculum vitae, list of publications, and three articles)
in electronic form, using the job portal of the University of St. Gallen. The deadline for applications
is 23rd March 2018.
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