Senior Lecturer in Urban Studies

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.

Your position

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.

Your profile

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.

We offer you

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.

Application / Contact
Please supply a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, a teaching statement with brief description of classes taught, a one-page research statement, and the names of three references including contact details. To ensure that your application is given full consideration, all materials should be submitted by 1 December, 2019 to michelle.killenberger@unibas.ch. Applications must be sent via email as a single PDF file.

The letter should be addressed to:
University of Basel, Urban Studies
Prof. Dr. Kenny Cupers
Spalenvorstadt 2, CH-4051 Basel, Switzerland

For submissions and additional information, please contact Michelle Killenberger michelle.killenberger@unibas.ch, Tel. 0041 61 207 58 37.


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