The School of Economics and Political Science, Department of Political Science, is looking for November 1, 2017
The successful candidate is expected to pursue research connected to the comparative research project "Governance in Vocational and Professional Education and Training" (GOVPET). GOVPET examines cooperation between key actors in collective skill formation systems, like firms, intermediary associations, unions, and state agencies. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to research on the relationship between training firms and intermediary associations and conduct a survey among these actors. In addition, s/he is expected to work closely together with Prof. Dr. Emmenegger in the project management.
GOVPET is a collaborative project of the University of St. Gallen (Prof. Dr. Patrick Emmenegger), the Swiss Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (Prof. Dr. Carmen Baumeler), the University of Lausanne (Prof. Dr. Giuliano Bonoli), and the University of Cologne (Prof. Dr. Christine Trampusch). For more information on GOVPET, please visit www.govpet.ch.
Applicants are required to hold a PhD in political science or sociology and demonstrate the ability and motivation to pursue an academic career. The position presupposes an interest in theory-driven empirical research on topics such as vocational training systems, labour markets, and political institutions. A good command of English is expected. Further language skills, in particular French or German, are an advantage.
The position starts in November 2017 (or later upon agreement) and is for a period of up to three years.
Applicants should send their full application (in English) – including cover letter, CV, letter of motivation, examples of their academic work, copies of relevant certificates and the contact details of two academic references – by 30 September 2017 to Prof. Dr. Patrick Emmenegger (firstname.lastname@example.org). For further inquiry, please send an email to Prof. Dr. Patrick Emmenegger.