Posted on: 20 May, 2019
Application deadline: June 15, 2019

PhD position in Economic Geography, University of Zurich, Switzerland

The Department of Geography at the University of Zurich is advertising a

Ph.D. position in Economic Geography

The successful applicant will be part of the Economic Geography research group and join a dynamic, internationally oriented research team. We are looking for candidates who have an interest in critical research of global commodity chains, value chains and production networks.

Your main tasks include designing and realizing your own Ph.D. project, contributing to our teaching program and participating in our regular research-related activities. Applicants should have ambitions to be recognized internationally (publications, conferences). They are expected to hold an excellent master’s degree in human geography or any other relevant social science discipline and be proficient in English. We offer a stimulating and exciting work environment that provides plenty of opportunities to develop an academic career. Members of our research group profit from international contacts and opportunities to attend conferences and workshops.

Starting date is 01 September 2019 or as agreed upon. The position is for three years with possibilities for extension. The salary is commensurate with the regulations of the Swiss National Science Foundation (47’040 – 50’040 Swiss francs p.a.). Funding for project-related fieldwork is available. If you are interested, please send a letter of application, your curriculum vitae, copies of relevant diplomas, two names of possible referees, and a writing sample (if possible your master thesis) in a single pdf file by e-mail to Corinne Wyss (corinne.wyss@geo.uzh.ch). Master theses can be sent as separate files.

Applications can be submitted in either German or English. Please direct informal inquiries to Christian Berndt (christian.berndt@geo.uzh.ch).

Closing date: 15 June 2019