Research Position (doctoral level)

Research Position (doctoral level)

University Research Priority Program "Asia and Europe", Universität Zürich
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From - Until
01.01.2015 -
Müller, Simone

The University Research Priority Program (URPP) Asia and Europe of the University of Zurich explores exchanges and encounters between Asia and Europe that have taken and continue to take place in the areas of culture, law, religion and society. It promotes research by junior graduate scholars at both doctoral and post-­‐‑doctoral levels within a structured and interdisciplinary research environment.

We invite applications for 1 research position at the doctoral level involving a social-scientific orientation and focusing on contemporary themes and issues

The position is assigned to one of the following URPP Asia and Europe research fields: “Concepts and Taxonomies”, “Entangled Histories”, “Norms and Social Order(s)”. The applications should submit an original research project relating to the research questions of one of the research fields.

Requirements: M.A. or equivalent academic degree, qualifying the candidate to submit a PhD thesis in one of the relevant disciplines of the URPP.Employment conditions: 60% PhD-­‐‑position at the University of Zurich. The salary is according to the University’s regulations for PhD-­‐‑students. Candidates are expected to enroll in the URPP’s graduate program (Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program Asia and Europe). Employment is initially for one year with the possibility of an extension up to two years and eight months. Such extensions are contingent upon a positive evaluation and the fulfillment of employment conditions.
We offer: a stimulating, demanding and competitive disciplinary and interdisciplinary research environment (4 faculties, 13 disciplines). The activities of the URPP are conducted in German and/or English.
Applications should be submitted electronically in a single PDF-­‐‑Document by 15 September 2014 according to the application guidelines published on our website (

Please send them to the following email address:

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