The Graduate Institute of International and Development
invites applications for a full-time position at the rank of
Associate Professor of Global Governance and
The Institute seeks to hire a scholar with an outstanding
track record in the field and an interest in developing it further.
Evidence of contributions to overarching theoretical, empirical or
methodological issues pertaining to the field is expected. An
interest in emerging and transforming forms of global governance
and multilateralism in areas of particular contemporary relevance –
such as AI and digital technologies, migration or humanitarianism –
is welcome. Candidates with a research focus on Asia are encouraged
to apply. Applicants must hold a PhD in International
Relations, Political Science or cognate disciplines. They must have
had experience with research, teaching, dissemination and
administration commensurate with a tenured associate
The successful applicant will be expected to lead the
development of research in their field at the Institute and beyond.
Excellence in research and publication is therefore essential.
Evidence of research leadership such as project management,
editorships, evaluations, network facilitation, mentoring, service
to academic associations, research councils, advisory boards and
beyond is also an advantage.
The position also involves teaching postgraduate courses
and supervising master’s dissertations and PhD theses in the
Department of International Relations/Political Science. Candidates
must therefore be able to offer general courses in the department
and have supervision experience. Moreover, they will teach classes
and supervise master’s dissertations in the interdisciplinary
programmes and they may be called upon to teach in the executive
education programmes of the Institute. Experience with and interest
in interdisciplinary and transvocational education are therefore
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.
The successful candidate will join a dynamic and diverse
environment. The International Relations/Political Science
Department houses a wide range of theoretical, conceptual,
methodological and empirical perspectives. It cultivates academic
excellence by encouraging inquiries that challenge established
theoretical and empirical boundaries. Its members are therefore
expected both to be open to – and respectful of –
multiple, evolving research agendas and pedagogies and to
develop high quality research in a specialised area. Overall, the
department offers a lively, inclusive and inspiring space for
researchers to develop and thrive.
Application deadline: 15 January 2022
For more information, candidates are encouraged to consult
the Institute’s website: www.graduateinstitute.ch.
Please note that offers received by post will not be
The Institute is an equal opportunity employer and values
diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, marital
status, disability status, race, national origin, colour, gender,
sexual orientation or religion.