Doctoral Student in Environmental Politics

100%, Zurich, fixed-term

The International Political Economy and Environmental Politics group led by Professor Thomas Bernauer is offering a fully funded position for a Doctoral Student in Environmental Politics. The preferred starting date is January 2023. The funding is for up to four years.

Project background

The International Political Economy and Environmental Politics group is based both at the Center for Comparative and International Studies (CIS) and the Institute of Science, Technology and Policy (ISTP). Its research and teaching focus on examining the role of citizens and consumers as well as national socio-economic and political conditions in providing solutions to transnational environmental and economic problems.

Job description

You will contribute to a Horizon-EU collaborative project focused on identifying determinants of climate change attitudes and policy acceptance across Europe, based on large-scale social surveys and survey embedded experiments.

Your profile

You should hold a Master degree in Political Science, Economics, Sociology, or Psychology and be very familiar with political science and political economy theories as well as quantitative empirical methods. An excellent command of English is essential and experience with survey research and survey and experimental methodologies will be an asset.

Your workplace

We offer

ETH Zurich is a family-friendly employer with excellent working conditions. You can look forward to an exciting working environment, cultural diversity and attractive offers and benefits.

Working, teaching and research at ETH Zurich

We value diversity

In line with our values, ETH Zurich encourages an inclusive culture. We promote equality of opportunity, value diversity and nurture a working and learning environment in which the rights and dignity of all our staff and students are respected. Visit our Equal Opportunities and Diversity website to find out how we ensure a fair and open environment that allows everyone to grow and flourish.

Curious? So are we.

We look forward to receiving your online application including the following documents:

  • a one-page letter outlining your motivation
  • skills and how you could contribute to the research project mentioned;
  • a CV;
  • two writing samples (e.g., parts of your Master thesis, research papers);
  • and your Bachelor and Master level study transcripts - all in one single pdf-file.

We only accept applications submitted through the ETH online application portal below. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

For further information about the group, please visit our website. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Keith Smith by email (no applications).

About ETH Zürich

ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities specialising in science and technology. We are renowned for our excellent education, cutting-edge fundamental research and direct transfer of new knowledge into society. Over 30,000 people from more than 120 countries find our university to be a place that promotes independent thinking and an environment that inspires excellence. Located in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, we work together to develop solutions for the global challenges of today and tomorrow.