Two Postdoc Positions in Political Science

The Department of Social Sciences of the University of Basel invites applications for two Postdoc positions in Political Science, for a duration of two years initially, with possible extension to six years. The starting date of the positions is 1 March 2020, or later. Salary is standardized based on University of Basel guidelines.

Job description

Position 1:

  • Develop an independent research agenda in the field of Political Sociology, such as political behavior, party competition, representation, populism, inequality, or political communication
  • Contribute to the activities at the Political Science department, as well as to student supervision and tutoring
  • Teaching: 2 hours/semester

Position 2:

  • Develop an independent research agenda in the field of Comparative Politics, such as representation, party research, political methodology, or political communication
  • Contribute to the activities at the Political Science department, as well as to student supervision and tutoring
  • Teaching: 2 hours/semester

Your profile

  • PhD in Political Science or Sociology
  • Skills in quantitative methods and/or computational methods (e.g. text-as-data methods, machine learning)
  • Strong command of R and/or Stata
  • Didactic competence and enthusiasm for teaching
  • Willingness to collaborate with colleagues, and to contribute to the academic activities and further development of the Political Science department
  • Willingness to contribute to the university's self-administration
  • Strong command of English. Knowledge of German is a plus (part of courses are taught in German)

We offer you

  • Opportunity to conduct independent research and collaborate in a motivated team
  • Position for the maximum duration of six years (two years initially)
  • Competitive salary based on University of Basel guidelines

Application / Contact
Please send your application (CV, Diploma, two references, a research plan (approx. 2 pages), and two writing samples) in one PDF-file to politikwissenschaft@unibas.ch until 6 January 2020. For more information about the position, salary and conditions please do not hesitate to contact Denise Traber (denise.traber@unibas.ch) for the Political Sociology position or Stefanie Bailer (stefanie.bailer@unibas.ch) for the Comparative Politics position. The job talks and interviews are scheduled for 23/24 January 2020.


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