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Research Associate in Entrepreneurship 80 - 100 %

As part of the team, your mission is to help us be and be perceived as a leader in entrepreneurship research and education.

School: School of Management and Law
Starting date: By agreement

Your role

  • Identifying, and evaluating research opportunities, both individually and in the team, and acquiring research funds
  • Publishing research in leading academic journals and practitioner outlets
  • (Co-)Leading and supporting projects in training and education entrepreneurs and incubating startups
  • Collaboration in the development and implementation of academic and practitioner focused courses in the field of Entrepreneurship

Your profile

For this exciting position you have or are about to complete a PhD in Business Administration or a related discipline. We require practical and/or academic experience in the field of entrepreneurship. You have already successfully worked on research projects, published in leading academic journals and acquired third party funding for your research. 
You are persuasive, open-minded, an outgoing team player and excellent communicator - fluent in written and spoken English. German being a serious plus for all relations within ZHAW and external partners. You have an entrepreneurial mindset and strong interest in scientific work in cooperation with partners. You take ownership in challenging situations and execute proactively towards a common goal.

This is what we stand for

Zurich University of Applied Sciences ZHAW is one of Switzerland's largest multidisciplinary universities of applied sciences, with over 13,000 students and 3,000 faculty and staff.

The ZHAW School of Management and Law is the first business department at a Swiss University of Applied Sciences to meet the high standards of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), placing it among the top 800 business schools worldwide.

The Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship conducts research and teaches in the fields of business innovation, innovation systems and entrepreneurship. The Center for Entrepreneurship, is a part of the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. 

Das dürfen Sie erwarten

Wir bieten hochschulgerechte Arbeits- und Anstellungsbedingungen und fördern aktiv die Personalentwicklung unserer Mitarbeitenden und Führungspersonen. Eine detaillierte Beschreibung der Vorteile finden Sie auf der Seite «Arbeiten an der ZHAW». Hier die wichtigsten Eckpunkte:


Dr. Matthias Filser
Head Center for Entrepreneurship

+41 (0) 58 934 46 59

Dagmar Debrunner-Stachl
Recruiting Manager


Permanent employment
ZHAW Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften
Winterthur Region of Zurich 8401