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Associate or Full Professor of International History and Politics, "Europe and the World"

Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
Switzerland (CH)
Between 165'000 and 195,000 Swiss Francs per year + benefits, depending on the rank
Date posted
Jun 12, 2024

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, History
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
Geneva, Switzerland 

invites applications for a full-time position at the rank of

with a specialisation in European History – “Europe and the World”

starting on 1 September 2025 or on a mutually agreed-upon date.

The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies is seeking to recruit an Associate or Full Professor of International History and Politics for the Pierre du Bois Chair “Europe and the World”. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in history. They must have an outstanding teaching and research track record and be able to make a significant long-term contribution in the field “Europe and the World”. 

The selected candidate will be appointed as the Pierre Du Bois Chair. They must show an openness to comparative analyses and an interest to innovate from a methodological point of view. We prioritise candidates whose expertise is linked to Europe’s historical relationships and interactions with the rest of the world. We are particularly interested in candidates who work on 
1)    the history of European imperialisms, empires and colonialism
2)    aspects of transnational history connecting Europe and other parts of the world (including but not restricted to the circulation of ideas and the impact of migratory flows)
3)    the impact and interaction of developments in Europe (broadly understood) with global security

The successful candidate will teach postgraduate courses and supervise master’s theses and doctoral dissertations in the Department of International History and Politics. They will also be called upon to teach classes and supervise master’s theses in the Graduate Institute’s Interdisciplinary Programme. The ability to work with colleagues from the other disciplines researched and taught at the Institute – International Economics, International Relations & Political Science, Anthropology & Sociology, and International Law – is expected.

The teaching language is either English or French. Prior knowledge of French is not required, but the successful candidate is expected to acquire at least a passive knowledge of it within two years of being hired.

Candidates are required to submit a motivation letter, a CV and a list of publications. Long-listed candidates will be asked for additional documents, including three reference letters.

Application deadline: 12 August 2024

To apply:

Please note that applications received by post will not be considered.

For more information, candidates are encouraged to consult the Institute’s website, as well as the site of the Department of International History and Politics:

The Institute is an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, marital status, disability status, race, national origin, colour, gender, sexual orientation or religion.


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