National Center of Competence in Research –
The Migration-Mobility Nexus
The National Center of Competence in Research
nccr – on the move
aims to enhance the
understanding of contemporary migration patterns. Transcending disciplines, the NCCR brings
together research projects from the social sciences, economics and law. Managed from the
University of Neuchatel, the network comprises eleven Higher Education Institutions in
At the University of Lucerne we have an open position for a
Short description of vacancy
: The start date will be 1 September 2018 (or as agreed upon). The
funding of the doctorate is limited to a period of four years. The successful applicant is expected
to contribute to a research project on “The Migration of Migration Policies: Pathways and
Consequences of the Diffusion of Migration Policies” and complete a doctoral dissertation under
the supervision of Prof. Joachim Blatter. Applying case studies, the doctoral student will trace
how asylum policies move from one country to other countries.
: You have completed a Master degree in one of the social sciences (preferably
Political Science). You are motivated to pursue an academic career. You have knowledge of
migration policy analysis and/or are highly interested to work in this field of research. Training in
qualitative methods (preferably methods of within-case analysis) is an advantage. Excellent
written and oral command of English and knowledge of German is required. In consideration of
our probable case selection, language skills in Swedish and Danish are of high value.
Interest in interdisciplinary collaborations with other nccr – on the move collaborators in the
framework of different NCCR events. Participation in an interdisciplinary doctoral program
coordinated by the University of Neuchatel is expected. Regular attendance of events at the
University of Neuchatel, or elsewhere in Switzerland, is required.
The salary and working conditions (activity percentage etc.) are in accordance with the
regulations of the Swiss National Science Foundation. The nccr – on the move offers attractive
working conditions, including support measures for researchers with childcare duties.
: The position is based at the University of Lucerne. The University of Lucerne is an
Equal Opportunities Employer. Qualified women and candidates with a migration history are
encouraged to apply.
: Please send your application including a letter of interest, CV, transcripts,
a writing sample (e.g. Master thesis), and the contact details of two referees to
quoting the application number 2350/001. Application deadline is 31 May 2018. For additional
information about the position, please contact Prof. Joachim Blatter: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The National Centres of Competence in Research (NCCR)
are a research instrument of the Swiss National Science Foundation