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The Center for Comparative and International Studies (CIS) at ETH Zurich is looking for a Ph.D. student

The Center for Comparative and International Studies (CIS) at ETH Zurich is looking for a Ph.D. student (100%) in International Political Economy / International Environmental Politics

The International Political Economy / International Environmental Politics research group at the CIS is led by Prof. Thomas Bernauer ( Its research and teaching focus on political and other conditions under which environmental and economic problems that extend beyond national borders can be solved. The new PhD student will contribute to a collaborative research project of the group in the framework of the NCCR Democracy ( The project will examine the process and design features of international environmental institutions, with the aim of assessing their democratic quality and legitimacy both at macro (institutional) and micro (from the perspective of the individual voter) levels.

You should hold a MA/MSc degree in political science and/or economics when the employment begins. Applicants are expected to have strong methodological skills, a keen interest in questions of political economy and environmental politics, excellent knowledge of political science and political economy theories, and a strong command of English. Knowledge of and experience in survey research is desirable.

Terms of employment

The appointment is limited to four years. The work location is at ETH Zurich. The salary is determined according to the SNSF pay scale (42.000-48.000 CHF/year, gross). Starting date: October 1st, 2013.

For further information, you may contact Prof. Thomas Bernauer at


Please submit online at a one-page letter outlining your motivation and research interests as well as a CV, a writing sample (e.g., a published article, a chapter from your MA/MSc thesis, a seminar paper) and your BA and MA study transcripts. Address your application to: ETH Zurich, Mr. Rolf Oertli, Human Resources, Turnerstr.1, TUR C 24, CH-8092 Zürich.

Deadline for applications: June 1st, 2013.

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