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Doctorate or PhD
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Full time
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10 Apr, 2017

Professor of Political Science with a Focus on Political Theory of the Global and Digital Society - University of St. Gallen

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St. Gallen
The University of St. Gallen, Switzerland-a leading University in Management, Economics, Law, Social Sciences and International Affairs-seeks to appoint a

Professor of Political Science with a Focus on Political Theory of the Global and Digital Society

starting February 1, 2018 or by mutual Agreement

Candidates should have a track record of internationally recognized research in the field of political science, proven teaching excellence and the ability to contribute to public debates. The successful candidate will be scholar with demonstrated expertise in the conceptual and normative foundations of international affairs and a particular focus on the normative implications of ongoing socio-political change driven by processes of globalization and digitalization. With a research profile at the intersection of normative and empirical international affairs, s/he would be expected to teach introductory and more specialized courses at the Bachelor, Master and Ph.D. levels in subjects such as the evolution and current theory of political order; global justice, human rights, political responsibility, global governance, and digitalization in international affairs.

The new professor will join the Department of Political Science within the School of Economics and Political Science (SEPS) and make a major contribution to research and teaching in the International Affairs programs. S/he will be expected to demonstrate a willingness to enter into a dialogue with related disciplines, especially economics, law and humanities, and be committed to innovative interdisciplinary approaches to research and teaching. Proficiency in the German language is not a prerequisite for appointment; however the successful candidate will demonstrate a willingness to acquire German-language skills.

The University of St. Gallen is committed to increasing the number of international scholars among its faculty. In pursuit of increased diversity and gender equality we especially welcome applications from women.

For further information, please contact Professor James W. Davis, Ph.D., Dean of the School of Economics and Political Science ( or +41 71 224 2600).

Candidates should submit their application, including cover letter, curriculum vitae, references, publications list, a published work that best represents their current research profile, and a two-page outline of a research agenda for the next five years in electronic form to the President of the University of St. Gallen, Professor Dr. Thomas Bieger (email:

The deadline for applications is 10 April, 2017.