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Lecturer Local & Regional Governance with Research Focus 70 - 100 %

Your research and teaching in Local & Regional Governance shape the future of Local Governance in Europe

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

Your role

  • Acquisition and management of international and national research and consulting projects in the field of Local & Regional Governance 
  • Preparation of scientific publications in highly ranked international journals
  • Lecturing as well as supervision of bachelor, master and diploma theses and dissertations
  • Implementation of the established national local authorities monitoring system
  • Maintenance and expansion of the research focus as well as the network

Your profile

For this position, you have a PhD in business administration, administrative science, or a related field and several years of professional experience. You have experience in challenging research projects and/or in consulting public institutions. Your experience in managing projects enables you to handle projects efficiently and in a results- and target group-oriented manner. You enjoy working in diverse teams and communicate appropriately and stylistically in writing and orally in English and German. An above-average willingness to perform and learn as well as flexibility round off your personal profile.

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 14'000 students and 3'400 faculty and staff.

The ZHAW School of Management and Law (SML) is one of Switzerland's leading business schools, offering internationally recognized bachelor's and master's degree programs as well as cooperative PhD programs, an established continuing education program, and innovative research projects. SML ranks among the top 100 European business schools in the Financial Times ranking.

The Institute for Public Management (IVM) is a Swiss anchored institute for public management with a national and international network. As a new focus in research, teaching & continuing education as well as consulting, there is, in addition to the specialist units Public Financial Management, and Public Performance Management & Digital Transformation, the specialist unit Local, Regional & Collaborative Governance.

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. Achim Lang
Head of Local, Regional & Collaborative Governance

+41 (0) 58 934 71 84

Dagmar Debrunner-Stachl
Recruiting Manager


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