Doctoral Researcher

Prof. Dr. Patrick Emmenegger, Department of Political Science, School of Economics and Political Science, is seeking a doctoral researcher.

The successful candidate is expected to pursue a PhD degree in political science 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 public authorities. The successful candidate is expected to work on the role of multinational companies in such skill formation systems. 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). The successful applicant is expected to work closely together with Prof. Dr. Emmenegger. For more information on GOVPET, please visit www.govpet.ch.

Applicants are expected to hold a Master degree 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, multinational companies and political institutions. A very good command of one Swiss national language and English, both spoken and written, is expected.

The position starts in January 2017 (or later upon agreement) and is for a period of three years, with the possibility of extension for another two years. The salary aligns with the directives of the University of St. Gallen and amounts to about 42,000 CHF in the first year.

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 thesis or seminar papers), copies of relevant certificates and the contact details of two academic references – to Prof. Dr. Patrick Emmenegger (patrick.emmenegger [at] unisg.ch). For further inquiry, please send an email to Prof. Dr. Patrick Emmenegger.

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