Doctoral students / research assistants (50%)

I am looking for two doctoral students / research assistants (50%). The successful candidates will engage in research and teaching at the Chair of Comparative Political Economy and Public Policy at the Department of Political Science, University of St. Gallen, and will be expected to pursue a doctoral project in the PhD programme in International Affairs and Political Economy.

Applicants are expected to hold an MA in political science (or related disciplines) with distinction and demonstrate a strong motivation to pursue an academic career. The position presupposes an interest in theory-driven empirical research and good knowledge of social science research methods. A good command of English, both spoken and written, is expected. Further language skills are an advantage. The position starts in November 2012 (or upon agreement) and is for a period of up to five years.

Applicants should send their full application (in German or English) – including cover letter, CV, letter of motivation, examples of their academic work (e.g. their MA dissertation or seminar papers), copies of relevant certificates and the contact details of two academic references – to Professor Patrick Emmenegger ( no later than September 17, 2012. For further inquiry, please visit the School’s website ( or send an email to Professor Patrick Emmenegger.