Tenure track assistant professor or associate professorship in history of political thought

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WorkplaceLausanne, Dorigny, Lake Geneva region, Switzerland
Category
Position

Duration

PAST: 2 years, renewable twice. At the end of the 4th year, an evaluation procedure is initiated to tenure at the rank of associate professor (Directive de la Direction 1.4 sur la prétitularisation conditionnelle « tenure track »)/ PAS: 6 years renewable
Occupation rate
100%
Job Start01.08.2025

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 :

TENURE-TRACK ASSISTANT PROFESSOR AT ASSOCIATE PROFESSORSHIP or ASSOCIATE PROFESSORIN HISTORY OF POLITICAL THOUGHT

Your Tasks

In your functions, you will have to :

Teaching (45%)

Six hours a week of teaching throughout the year, at Bachelor’s and Master’s level. Additionally supervision of Master’s dissertations and PhD theses.

Research (45%)

The post-holder will pursue their own research in the history of political thought. They will be expected to produce international-level academic research publications.

The post-holder will work in collaboration with the Walras-Pareto Centre for the History of Economic and Political Thought (?url=www.unil.ch%2Fcwp&module=jobs&id=196033" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">?url=www.unil.ch%2Fcwp&module=jobs&id=196033" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">www.unil.ch/cwp).

They will also 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 Institute, Faculty, University or university decision-making bodies.

Requirements

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

  • PhD in history, political sciences or equivalent;
  • Academic teaching experience in the history of political thought;
  • Proven research record in the history of political thought, with a demonstrable interest in political theory.
  • Good links with international research networks in the field;
  • Ability to attract external research funding;
  • Proficiency in French and English, orally and in writing;
  • Ability to teach in French within two years.

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.

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

Contact and Address

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

  • a covering letter,
  • an academic CV, including a full publications list,
  • a copy of their diplomas and qualifications;
  • a selection of five publications in the field relevant to the position, 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.

We thank you for your understanding.

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