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Professorship of Political Science with a Focus on Political Theory of the Global and Digital Society
Published(953 days ago)
Deadline for applications(919 days ago)
University of St.GallenSt.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 a
Professor of Political Science with a Focus
on Political Theory of the Global and Digital
starting February 1, 2018 or by mutual Agreement
Candidates should have a track record of internationally recognized research in the field of political science,
proven teaching excellence and the ability to contribute to public debates.The successful candidate
will be scholar with demonstrated expertise in the conceptual and normative foundations of
international affairs and a particular focus on the normative implications of ongoing socio-political
change driven by processes of globalization and digitalization. With a research profile at the intersection
of normative and empirical international affairs, s/he would be expected to teach introductory
and more specialized courses at the Bachelor, Master and Ph.D. levels in subjects such as the evolution
and current theory of political order; global justice, human rights, political responsibility, global governance,
and digitalization in international affairs.
The new professor will join the Department of Political Science within the School of Economics and
Political Science (SEPS) and make a major contribution to research and teaching in the International Affairs
programs. S/he will be expected to demonstrate a willingness to enter into a dialogue with related
disciplines, especially economics, law and humanities, and be committed to innovative interdisciplinary
approaches to research and teaching. Proficiency in the German language is not a prerequisite for appointment;
however the successful candidate will demonstrate a willingness to acquire Germanlanguage
The University of St.Gallen is committed to increasing the number of international scholars among its
faculty. In pursuit of increased diversity and gender equality we especially welcome applications from
For further information, please contact Professor JamesW.Davis, Ph.D.,Dean of the School of Economics
and Political Science (James.Davis@unisg.ch or +41 71 224 2600).
Candidates should submit their application, including cover letter, curriculum vitae, references, publications
list, a published work that best represents their current research profile, and a two-page outline of
a research agenda for the next five years in electronic form to the President of the University of St.
Gallen, Professor Dr.Thomas Bieger (email: firstname.lastname@example.org).The deadline for applications is 10
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