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Assistant Professor in Political Science (Comparative Politics)

Bocconi University - Department of Social and Political Sciences

Location: Milan - Italy
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 5th November 2019
Closes: 15th January 2020

The Department of Social and Political Sciences at Bocconi University is inviting applications for a faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in Political Science, specifically within the comparative politics subfield (SSD 14/A2, SC SPS/04) with an appointment beginning on September 1, 2020. The area of research specialization is open, but to complement the existing strengths and profile of the department, candidates engaged in research employing rigorous quantitative analysis is preferred.  The candidate should also be able to teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels on the politics of Africa, Asia, and/or the Middle East.

Bocconi University is a leading European research and teaching institution in economics, social sciences, management and related disciplines. The Department of Social and Political Sciences has a major role in staffing an undergraduate program in International Politics and Government, a master’s program in Politics and Policy Analysis, and a PhD program in Public Policy and Administration.

Bocconi provides an ideal interdisciplinary research environment. The Department of Social and Political Sciences combines faculty from several allied disciplines and fields of study—public administration, political science, sociology, economics, history, public health, demography—who share an interest policy-relevant research. The Department counts 60 tenured or tenure-track faculty members. Bocconi is located in Italy’s most vibrant center, Milan, a historic, cosmopolitan and international city in a metropolitan area of 3 million that is well connected to the rest of Europe and the world.

Knowledge of Italian is not required. Applicants should hold or expect a PhD in political science before September 1, 2020. The successful applicant will have to demonstrate strong potential in research. Terms of employment are competitive.

Applications should be received by January 15, 2020. Applicants must submit (1) a current curriculum vitae, (2) a job market paper (and other published papers), (3) a cover letter, and (4) teaching and research statements via the on-line form using PDF attachments via the apply button on this advert. 

Bocconi University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. Applications are particularly welcome from women and members of groups who are under-represented in academic posts.

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