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Full/Associate Professor of Urban Anthropology or Sociology

Employer
The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
Location
Geneva, Canton of Geneva (CH)
Closing date
Jan 1, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty
Discipline
General Anthropology
Hours
Full Time
Specialty
Urban Studies
Organization Type
Academic
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Job Details

The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies Geneva, Switzerland

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

Full/Associate Professor of Urban Anthropology or Sociology

The Graduate Institute aims to recruit an anthropologist or sociologist at the rank of Full/Associate Professor, specialising in Urban Anthropology and/or Sociology.

The Institute is especially interested in scholars whose work demonstrates empirically grounded and theoretically original engagements with a breadth of urban problematics from an anthropological and/or sociological perspective. Possible topics of research include (but are not restricted to) the dynamics of urban transformation and development, infrastructures and design, technology and smart cities, precarity and violence. Candidates whose work engages with a transnational and Global South perspective are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be affiliated to the bi-disciplinary Department of Anthropology and Sociology.

Candidates must hold a PhD in either Anthropology or Sociology and possess an established research agenda, a strong record of academic outputs, and an innovative and future-oriented research plan. Candidates must also have outstanding publications, a strong teaching philosophy, and an openness to interdisciplinary dialogue and comparative approaches. The successful candidate is expected to actively participate in department and institutional activities.

The successful candidate will teach postgraduate courses and supervise master’s dissertations and PhD theses in the Department of Anthropology and Sociology. They will also be called upon to teach classes and supervise master’s dissertations in interdisciplinary programmes. Candidates from the Global South are encouraged to apply.

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.

Application deadline: 19 January 2022.

To apply: https://erecruit.graduateinstitute.ch/professeurs/ 

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

For more information, candidates are encouraged to consult the Institute’s website: www.graduateinstitute.ch.

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.

Company

The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies is an institution of research and higher education dedicated to the study of world affairs, with a particular emphasis on the cross-cutting fields of international relations and development issues. Through our core activities, we aim to promote international cooperation and make a contribution to the progress of developing societies. More broadly, we endeavour to develop creative thinking on the major challenges of our time, foster global responsibility and advance respect for diversity. We are a cosmopolitan community located in the heart of Geneva, an international city and a centre of global governance. By intensely engaging with international organisations, NGO’s, governments and multinational companies, we participate in global discussions and prepare future policy-makers to lead tomorrow’s world.

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Telephone
+41229085711
Location
Chemin Eugène-Rigot 2
P.O. Box 1672
Geneva
1211
US
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