Assistant Professorship with Tenure Track in Political Communication

veröffentlicht am: 07.06.2017

Institut, Seminar, Klinik / Institute, Department, Clinic

Institute of Mass Communication and Media Research

Beschreibung / Description

The University of Zurich invites applications for an Assistant Professorship with Tenure Track in Political Communication.

The position should be filled as soon as possible. After two temporary three-year contracts the position will become tenured on the condition that the candidate passes the evaluation process.

The successful candidate comes with a record of excellence in researching the contents of political communication messages and/or their consumption and effects. Special emphasis should be placed on digital political communication (such as social media). Candidates should be prepared to teach also general courses in the field of mass communication, including introductory and method courses in our Bachelor’s and Master’s study program. They should also relate their teaching and research to Switzerland. The successful candidate is expected to be highly qualified in empirical methods of the social sciences. Further information about the Institute of Mass Communication and Media Research (IPMZ) where the position will be based can be found at

Candidates should hold a PhD degree at the time of application and have an excellent record of academic achievements in the relevant field. Teaching may be carried out in English. Non-German speaking candidates are expected to acquire a working knowledge of German within the first three years of appointment. In order to increase the number of women in leading academic positions, we specifically encourage women to apply.

The closing date for applications is July, 30 2017 Details on the application procedure are available on For further information please contact Prof. Dr. Frank Esser (

Stellenantritt / This position opens on

as soon as possible

Auskunft erteilt / More information

Prof. Frank Esser (


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Faculty of Art and Social Sciences
Universität Zürich
Dean's Office
Rämistrasse 69
CH–8001 Zurich