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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor at Associate Professor* in Political sociology

Closing Date
Workplace1015 Lausanne, Bâtiment Géopolis, Quartier Unil-Mouline, Lake Geneva region, Switzerland


two years, renewable twice. At the end of the 4th year, an evaluation procedure is initiated to tenure at the rank of associate professor.
Occupation rate
Job Start01.08.2024

UNIL is a leading international teaching and research institution, with over 5,000 employees and 17,000 students split between its Dorigny campus, CHUV and Epalinges. As an employer, UNIL encourages excellence, individual recognition and responsibility.

In order to complete our team, the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences and the Institute of Political Studies (IEP) wishes to expand its team by recruting a :


Your Tasks

In your functions, you will have to :

Teaching (45%)
Six hours a week of teaching throughout the year in French, at Bachelor’s and Master’s level. Additionally supervision of Master’s dissertations and PhD theses. A release from one hour’s weekly teaching / year will be granted during the pre-tenure period.

Research (45%)
The person recruited will pursue their own research in political sociology, in particular on politicisation processes (relation to politics, political socialisation) and/or on the institutionalisation of political practices.

It is expected that the post-holder will be affiliated to the Centre for Political Action at the University of Lausanne (CRAPUL) of the Institute of Political Studies and will collaborate with its members on joint projects. They will be expected to produce high-quality academic publications.

They will seek external funding, in particular from the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF).

Administrative responsibilities (10%)
In accordance with statutory requirements and in the name of collegiality, the post-holder will take on any administrative tasks that may be assigned to them by the Research Centre, Institute, Faculty, University or university decision-making bodies.


In order to complete our team, we are looking for someone with the following skills :

  • PhD in political sciences or equivalent;
  • Academic teaching experience;
  • Ability to engage in the research areas of the Centre for Political Action at the University of Lausanne (CRAPUL) through proven research in the field of political sociology;
  • Excellent international networks;
  • Ability to attract external funding;
  • Oral and written proficiency in French and English.

We offer

We offer a nice working place in a multicultural, diverse and dynamic academic environment. Opportunities for professional training, a lot of activities and other benefits to discover.

Additional information
*In exceptional circumstances, the UNIL Rectorate may decide to appoint directly at Associate professor rank.

UNIL is committed to promoting gender equality and diversity and strongly encourages applications from female candidates.
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Recruitment process and conditions of Employment for a full or associate Professor.

Directive de la Direction 1.4 sur la prétitularisation conditionnelle « tenure track »

Contact and Address

Deadline for applications : 31.05.2023

Candidates are invited to submit their application via the online recruitment platform in PDF format, including :

  • A cover letter,
  • An academic CV including a full list of publications,
  • A copy of all diplomas and qualifications,
  • A selection of five publications in PDF format.

Only applications submitted via the online system will be considered.

References: a maximum of three names with e-mail addresses is sufficient. There is no need to contact them at this stage of the application process; we will do so if necessary.

Further information can be obtained from Professor Jean-Christophe Graz



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