Wednesday 28. November 2018

ISEK Zurich: Postdoc-Position in Social Anthropology

Vacancy Postdoc-Position in Social Anthropology at the Department of Social Anthropology and Cultural Studies (ISEK), Chair of Prof. Dr. Johannes Quack, University of Zurich, Switzerland.

We offer a dynamic, innovative and collaborative academic environment, excellent opportunities for research (including financial support and the option of research / writing sabbaticals), financial support for the hosting and attendance of conferences and workshops, strong administrative backing, and a motivated faculty interested in academic exchange.

As a Postdoc, you will work on your own research project(s), teach and supervise students on BA- and MA-levels (three classes per year, i.e. 1,5 per semester), and contribute to other fields of activity, such as: participation in the Social Anthropology Colloquium Series and other events organized at ISEK, support of the chair in administrative tasks, participation in committees and commissions.

Terms of employment
The position offers attractive working conditions and a competitive salary (employment of 75% according to cantonal guidelines). Initially, the employment is limited to three years but may be extended up to nine years on the basis of positive evaluations.

A PhD in Social Anthropology or related disciplines, as well as experience in research and teaching. Desired, but not necessary are theoretical and empirical interests in the fields of the anthropology of religion and/or ethics and/or knowledge/science and/or medical anthropology, interest in South Asia as well as German language skills.

Starting date
August 1, 2019 or by mutual agreement.


  • We are looking forward to your application. Please enclose the following documents:
  • Cover letter with an indication of your research interests and future research plans
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Two samples of published work, e.g. articles or chapters of the PhD dissertation
  • Copies of degrees
  • Two references with whom we may seek contact.

For questions regarding the application process: Georg Winterberger, Executive Director (+41 44 635 22 17,

For questions regarding the profile: Prof. Dr. Johannes Quack (+41 44 635 22 42,

Please send your documents to or the following postal address:

Georg Winterberger
University of Zurich ISEK – Ethnologie
Andreasstr. 15
8050 Zurich, Switzerland

Application deadline
15.01.2019 - Interviews will be scheduled in February 2019.

Wednesday 21. November 2018

Universität Wien: Universitätsprofessur für Internationale Entwicklung

At the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Vienna the position of a

University Professor of International Development

(full time, permanent position; in case of a first time appointment to a professorship, the appointment may be initially limited - with an extension option) is to be filled. 

The professorship is dedicated to development research from a political science perspective. Expected are research and teaching knowledge of current discourses on development, theories and intersectional concepts of development, as well as empirical research in thematic fields of development research from a political science perspective. Participation transdisciplinary teaching and research as well as administrative tasks are expected.

 Successful candidates should have the following qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree/PhD and post-doctoral experience at a university or other research institution
  • Habilitation (venia docendi) in a subject field relevant to this position or an internationally accepted equivalent qualification is desirable
  • Outstanding achievements in research, excellent publication record, international reputation
  • Experience in designing, procuring and managing large research projects, as well as the willingness and ability to lead research groups
  • Enthusiasm for excellent teaching, teaching experience at universities as well as the ability and willingness to teach students in all phases of their studies (bachelor's, master's, or doctoral level), to supervise academic theses and to promoting young academic colleagues

The University of Vienna expects the successful candidate to acquire, within three years, proficiency in German sufficient for teaching in bachelor's programmes and for participation in university committees. In addition, the University of Vienna expects the successful candidate to be prepared to take over responsibility on the organisational level of the Faculty and the University, if necessary.

 We offer:

  • a negotiable and attractive salary (classification according to the Collective Bargaining Agreement for University Staff, allocation to job group A1; section 98 of the Universities Act 2002); the salary will be individually negotiated under consideration of the previous career development and the current income situation
  • in addition to the statutory social insurance, the University of Vienna offers a pension fund to its employees
  • a "start-up package", in particular for the initiation of research projects
  • a dynamic research location with well-established research funding provisions
  • attractive working conditions in a city with a high quality of life
  • comprehensive advice and support in relation to finding an accommodation, change of schools and dual career
  • a wide range of support services offered by central service institutions

The University of Vienna pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities, as well as diversity ( The University puts special emphasis on increasing the number of women in senior and in academic positions. Given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female applicants.

Application documents:

  • Application letter, including a brief description of:
  • current research interests and research plans for the immediate future
  • current and planned foci in academic teaching and the supervision of young Researchers
  • Academic curriculum vitae,
    including information about "esteem factors" (e.g. experience as a publisher, functions in research societies or programme committees)
  • List of publications, including:
  • specification of five key publications which the applicant considers particularly relevant to the advertised professorship
  • provision of an Internet link for download or electronic submission of PDF versions of these five publications
  • information about citations and impact factors, depending on the common practice in the relevant research area
  • List of talks given,
    including information about invited keynote lectures at international conferences
  • Third-party funds
    list of acquired third-party funds (subject, duration, origin, volume) as well as, if applicable, of inventions/patents
  • Overview of previous academic teaching and supervised theses, especially doctoral theses
  • Teaching evaluations (if available)
  • Copies of documents and certificates

Applications in German or English should be submitted by e-mail to the Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Vienna, Univ.-Prof. Hajo Boomgaarden, PhD, Rooseveltplatz 2, A-1090 Vienna ( 

Reference no.: 490-39

The application deadline is 7 January 2019.

Wednesday 21. November 2018

Assistenzprofessor/in für den Bereich Alter und intergenerationale Beziehungen

Assistenzprofessor/in für den Bereich Alter und intergenerationale Beziehungen

Die HES-SO Valais-Wallis bildet über 2’000 Studierende in 9 Bachelorstudiengängen aus und leistet über ihre 8 Forschungsinstitute einen bedeutenden Beitrag zur Innovation, zur wirtschaftlichen und sozialen Entwicklung sowie zur Schaffung von Arbeitsplätzen.

Die Hochschule für Soziale Arbeit der HES-SO Valais-Wallis sucht eine/n Assistenzprofessor/in für den Bereich Alter und intergenerationale Beziehungen


  • Unterricht und Forschung auf dem Gebiet der intergenerationalen Beziehungen
  • Akquisition, Durchführung und Valorisierung von Forschungsprojekten in diesem Bereich
  • Koordination der interdisziplinären Forschungstätigkeiten der HES-SO Valais-Wallis auf diesem Gebiet
  • Mitarbeit an Forschungsprojekten in verwandten Bereichen


  • Doktorat in Sozialer Arbeit oder in einem anderen Bereich der Sozialwissenschaften
  • Erfahrung in der Forschung in Zusammenhang mit intergenerationalen Beziehungen
  • Gute Kenntnisse der Theorie und der Methoden der sozialwissenschaftlichen Forschung
  • Interesse an der Unterrichtstätigkeit
  • Muttersprache Deutsch oder Französisch mit sehr guten Kenntnissen der 2. Sprache
  • Mindestens 5 Jahre einschlägige Berufserfahrung

Beschäftigungsgrad: 80 %
Arbeitsort: Sierre/Siders
Stellenantritt: 01.02.2019

Die Anstellungsdauer ist auf 6 Jahre beschränkt. Nach Ablauf dieser Frist ist eine Ernennung zum/zur Ordentlichen Professor/in möglich (Tenure Track).

Peter Voll, Leiter des Instituts Soziale Arbeit (Tel. 027 / 606 91 21, E-Mail:, und Lucie Kniel-Fux, Leiterin des Studiengangs Soziale Arbeit (Tel. 027 / 606 89 21, E-Mail:, erteilen Ihnen auf Anfrage gerne Auskunft über das Pflichtenheft.

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