Post-doctoral Research Position 75% / University of Lucerne

The Political Science Department at the University of Lucerne invites applications for a 4-year position as post-doctoral researcher (75%) in the project "Populism as Peripheral Resentment?" funded by the Swiss National Science foundation.


Your profile:

• Strong skills in qualitative data collection and analysis. Ideally, experience in narrative interviews and/or focus groups.

• A PhD in Political Science, Sociology or Anthropology/Ethnology (or adjacent fields), with a focus on qualitative social research. The PhD should be completed or near completion.

• Strong command of German and English (narrative interviews will be conducted in these languages).

• Strong interest in and ability for excellent academic research, proven e.g. through internationally visible publications, third-party funding, presentations at international conferences, or related research activities.

• Dedication, ability to work in a team, and ability to work independently.


The closing date for applications is May 9th, 2021. Interviews will probably take place May 26th/27th, 2021.

The starting date for the 4-year position is September 1st 2021 but there is some flexibility.

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