Monday, June 2, 2008

PhD studentship: Center for Comparative and International Studies (CIS) Zurich

Center for Comparative and International Studies (CIS), ETH Zurich

The Center for Comparative and International Studies (CIS) at ETH Zurich
seeks a PhD Student (60%) interested in writing his/her PhD thesis in
the context of a project on water management in the Zambezi river basin.

Research area: Your PhD research will be part of a large
interdisciplinary project that studies integrated water resources
management in the Zambezi river basin
( It will focus on
issues of multi-level governance from a political science and economics

Your background: We are looking for a candidate who holds an MA/MSc in
political science and/or economics. Ideally, applicants should have
strong methodological skills in quantitative and qualitative data
collection and analysis, a keen interest in questions of political
economy, good knowledge of political science, economic and political
economy theories, and a strong command of English. Willingness and
ability to spend several months in southern Africa to collect data and
interact with local project partners is essential.

What we offer: We offer the successful candidate an intellectually
challenging position in one of the leading political science research
centers in Europe, an exciting opportunity to engage in field research
in southern Africa, and the prospects of obtaining a PhD degree from ETH
Zurich ( The position is funded for
three years in the order of CHF 3’000.- / month. The advisors of the PhD
thesis will be Prof. Thomas Bernauer ( and Prof.
Rolf Kappel (

Your application: We invite you to submit an application letter and CV,
two letters of recommendation, and other application materials to ETH
Z├╝rich, Ms. Claudia Jenny, ETH Zurich, ETH Zentrum SEI G.1, CH-8092
Zurich (cjenny @, preferably in electronic form. The
deadline is 30 June 2008.