Starting date : between February 1st and April 1st, 2016
The position is assigned to the research field “Norms and Social Order(s)”. Applicants should submit an original research project related to the following topic : The social life of norms across Asia and Europe.
We encourage applicants 1) who are particularly interested in the entanglements between Europe, East Asia, South Asia, South-East Asia, and the Arab World, and 2) who are conducting their research in one of the following disciplines : Gender studies, geography, Islamic and Middle Eastern studies, Japanese studies, law, political science, social and cultural anthropology, study of religion.
The successful candidate will conduct his/her research and participate in the activities of the research field. The URPP provides support to write a research proposal for further funding.
Requirements : an outstanding PhD in one of the above mentioned disciplines and relevant publications.
Employment conditions : 60% to 80% Postdoctoral position (depending on the length of the contract) at the University of Zurich for the duration of nine to twelve months. The salary is according to the University’s regulations for postdoctoral researchers.
We offer : a stimulating, demanding and competitive disciplinary and interdisciplinary research environment (4 faculties, 15 disciplines). The activities of the URPP are conducted in German and/or English