2 PhD positions: Human Geography/Geographies of Education 347 views

The Department of Geography at University of Zurich is inviting applications for two PhD positions in Human Geography/Geographies of Education.

About the position:
  • The successful applicants will be part of the SNF-research project on the topic Young people’s transition to Gymnasium and the role of private and public supplementary learning programs lead by Sara Landolt and Itta Bauer.
  • This project focuses on educational transitions to Gymnasium at the crossroads of increasing marketization of education and equality of opportunity through a case study in the City of Zurich.
  • Applicants with an interest in critical social theories (including children’s and young people’s geographies, feminist, post-colonial and social justice perspectives) are particularly encouraged to apply.
  • The main tasks include designing and realizing PhD project, contributing to the teaching program and participating in our regular research-related team activities, as well as carrying out limited administrative duties.

Requirements:

  • Applicants are expected to hold an excellent master’s degree in human geography, social or educational studies or any other relevant discipline.
  • Applicant must have already some experience in qualitative research methods.
  • Proficiency in English and German is an essential requirement.

Duration: The position (60% employment level) is for four years starting 1st January 2021.

Applications:

Submit application in a single pdf file by e-mail to Regina Kohler (regina.kohler@geo.uzh.ch) including:

  • Letter of application as well as names and contact details of two possible referees
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Copies of relevant diplomas
  • A writing sample (e.g. master thesis)
  • Text in which candidate’s indicate a draft title for PhD and explain how he/she could contribute to this SNF research project based on academic profile and personal research interests (1 page).
  • Master theses can be sent in a separate file.
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Organization University of Zurich
Country Switzerland
Fellowship Level Doctoral
Subject areas Human Geography, Social or Educational Studies
Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline 14 September 2020
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