Career Opportunities: Tenure-track assistant professor in public policy (21041)

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University of Lausanne, UNIL, Switzerland
Aug 31, 2023 21:59:00 GMT+00:00
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Requisition ID 21041 – Posted 06/12/2023 – Type of position (1) – Area of Activity (1) – Rate of Participation (1) – Faculty / Service (1) – Personnel Category (1)


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 PROFESSOR * IN PUBLIC POLICY


Expected start date in position : 01.08.2024

Contract length : 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»)

Activity rate : 100%

Workplace : University of Lausanne, Dorigny, 1015 Lausanne

Your responsibilities

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 public policy, with a focus on national and European public policy.

It is expected that the post-holder will be affiliated to the Laboratory for Analysis of Governance and Public Policy in Europe (LAGAPE) of the Institute of Political Studies and will collaborate with its members on joint projects. Collaborations with the Swiss Graduate School of Public Administration (IDHEAP) are also encouraged. They will be expected to produce high-quality academic publications.

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 Research Centre, Institute, Faculty, University or university decision-making bodies.

Your qualifications

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

  • PhD in political sciences, public administration or equivalent;
  • Academic teaching experience;
  • Proven research record in the field of public policy;
  • Excellent links with international networks;
  • Ability to attract external funding;
  • Openness to a diverse range of research methods: qualitative, quantitative and combined;
  • Good knowledge of Swiss public policy is expected;
  • Oral and written proficiency in French and English.

What the position offers you

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.

Contact for further information

Professor Jean-Christophe Graz

Your application

Deadline : 31.08.2023

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.

We thank you for your understanding.

Job description

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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

UNIL supports early career

Recruitment process and conditions of Employment for a full or associate Professor.