PhD Scholarship in Spatial Planning Policy Analysis at ETH Zurich

ETH Zurich has an opening PhD position in political science. The funds for this position are available for 4 years. Applications will be evaluated immediately.

ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities. It is renowned for its excellent education, its cutting-edge research and its efforts to put new knowledge and innovations directly into practice. new position.The newly established research team in "Spatial Development and Urban Policy" is developing a research agenda that examines economic, social and political implications of densification/upzoning policies by making use of quasi-experimental research designs. Densification policies are at the core of the current revisions of the Swiss Federal Act on Spatial Planning, but its effects are understudied.

We offer a PhD position (conditional on approval of the PhD proposal by the end of the first year) in a highly dynamic team and a stimulating intellectual environment. The position is funded for 3-4 years (which is the average time for completing a doctoral degree at ETH Zurich).

Requirements: (1) Completed Master degree in urban planning/spatial planning, political science, public policy/public administration, geography, economics or related disciplines; (2) Interest in spatial planning, urban studies, and policy analysis; (3) Good knowledge of quantitative methods as well as an interest in further developing methodological skills; (4) Ability to work both independently and in a team; (5) Motivation to pursue an academic career; (6) Good command of written and spoken English, command of German is an asset (the empirical work will be largely in German, publication output will be in English).


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