Senior Lecturer in Urban Studies

10 months ago

University of Basel

Mid-senior level

About Us

The University of Basel, founded in 1460, is the oldest university in Switzerland. As a research-intensive university it offers Swiss and international students a broad range of degree programmes and excellent conditions for studying at the bachelors, masters, and doctoral level.

About the Role

The University of Basel, Switzerland, Departement of Social Sciences invites applications for a Senior Lecturer in Urban Studies with the appointment scheduled to begin on August 1, 2020. This full-time position is for a period of three years. The position forms part of the Urban Studies group in the Department of Social Sciences, located within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. You are expected to have a very active research profile and to contribute substantially to the teaching, instruction and student advising.

About You

Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in urban studies or in a related discipline. They should demonstrate excellent research skills and their publication record should include papers in high-ranking scientific journals. Their teaching and research focus on urban lifeworlds and processes across the Global North/South divide. Particularly welcome are applicants with expertise in mobility and migration, border practices, transnational infrastructure, or the spatial dimensions of global conflict. We are interested in applicants with a demonstrated commitment to interdisciplinary teaching, and the ability to lead urban fieldwork courses, preferably in a Global Southern context. Candidates should feel comfortable to teach in collaborative settings, and be able to advise students coming from diverse disciplinary and personal backgrounds. German language proficiency is an asset.

What We Offer

This position is part of an interdisciplinary English-speaking research environment within the University of Basel, one of the leading research universities in Europe. Salary will be internationally competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University of Basel is an equal opportunity employer; women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

International Candidates

This job is available for international candidates.