Senior Lecturer in contemporary international history
Université de Lausanne
Lausanne, Suisse
vor 5 Tg.


The University of Lausanne is a higher teaching and research institution composed of seven faculties where approximately 15,000 students and nearly 5,000 collaborators, professors, and researchers work and study.

Ideally situated along the lake of Geneva, near Lausanne's city center, its campus brings together over 120 nationalities.


In order to complete our team, the Faculty of Social and Political sciences, is looking for a Senior Lecturer Type 1

Area of specialiation : Contemporary international history.


Expected start date in position : 01.08.2019

Contract length : 6 years renewable

Teaching (40%)

Five hours a week of teaching throughout the year, four in the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (SSP) and one for the College of Humanities (CDH) at the Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), aimed at a non-specialist audience :

  • Contemporary international history, SSP first-year undergraduate seminar, all year, two hours a week
  • Historical methods, SSP third-year undergraduate seminar, weekly, four hours a week, delivered in alternate years
  • Practical research workshop : discourse, archives and documents, Master’s level seminar as part of the Master’s in Political Science, all year, 1 hour a week (delivered jointly with two other lecturers);
  • History of Globalization I and II, course delivered in English, at Master's level for the CDH at EPFL, all year, 1 hour a week
  • Supervision of Master’s dissertations and PhD theses.
  • Research (35%)

    The post-holder will work on her / his own research on contemporary international history in relation to political science and will produce high-

    quality academic publications.

    S / he must be able to work cooperatively within the Institute of Political, Historical and International Studies (IEPHI).

    S / he will seek external funding, in particular from the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF).

    Administrative responsibilities (5%)

    In accordance with statutory requirements and in the name of collegiality, the post-holder will take on any administrative tasks that may be assigned to them by the Institute, Faculty, University or university decision-making bodies.

    Your qualifications

  • Doctorate in history or equivalent
  • Academic teaching experience
  • Proven research record in contemporary international history and political science
  • The post is suitable for a candidate who brings an international or comparative perspective
  • The post is located in the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (SSP); as a consequence, a sensitivity to issues relating to the fields of political science, social sciences, sports science and psychology would be an advantage.
  • Good links with international networks
  • Proficient in French and English.
  • What the position offers you

    We offer a nice working place in a multicultural, diversified and dynamic academic environment, opportunities for professional training.

    A lot of activities and other benefits to discover.

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