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.
- 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.
Submit application in a single pdf file by e-mail to Regina Kohler (email@example.com) 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.
|Organization||University of Zurich|
|Subject areas||Human Geography, Social or Educational Studies|
|Eligibility||Open to all nationalities|
|Deadline||14 September 2020|