JOB : Assistant Professor (tenure track) in health and social policy, University of Lucerne — LIMITE : 28/​02/​2022


Depart­ment of Health Sciences and Medicine

The Univer­sity of Lucerne is the youn­gest univer­sity in Swit­zer­land. Founded in 2000, it comprises the four facul­ties of Theo­logy, Cultural and Social Sciences, Law, Econo­mics and the Depart­ment of Health Sciences and Medi­cine and has around 3’000 students. The Depart­ment of Health Sciences and Medi­cine promotes research and teaching in the areas of health, func­tio­ning, reha­bi­li­ta­tion and well-being of indi­vi­duals and society as a whole. We are committed to the close linking of science and prac­tice as well as a broad national and inter­na­tional orientation.

In this role, you will be respon­sible for the deve­lop­ment of a research agenda and teaching offers in the domain of health and social policy at the Depart­ment of Health Sciences and Medi­cine. You will promote research in the depart­ment and at national and inter­na­tional levels, and you acti­vely contri­bute to our degree programs. Your tasks will include the deve­lop­ment of your own and inno­va­tive research agenda in health and social policy and the promo­tion of young academics.

The successful candi­date will have a PhD in poli­tical science, health sciences, public health, social policy, or econo­mics with a specia­li­za­tion in health or social policy. A focus of the posi­tion is on policy analysis and the evalua­tion of inter­ven­tions, e.g., using expe­ri­mental and quasi-expe­ri­mental approaches. Know­ledge of the Swiss health system and current issues in health and social policy is required. We expect appli­cants to have a rele­vant track record of publi­ca­tions in their field, proven teaching expe­rience, and evidence of compe­ti­ti­vely obtained research funding.

Impor­tant for this posi­tion is a high degree of inte­gra­tion ability, willin­gness to coope­rate, as well as a sense of higher-level goals. In addi­tion, the ability of esta­bli­shing external rela­tion­ships and part­ner­ships with stake­hol­ders from the health system as well as an active invol­ve­ment in national and inter­na­tional profes­sional socie­ties is essen­tial for this posi­tion. The Depart­ment of Health Sciences and Medi­cine is inter­dis­ci­pli­nary. There­fore, beyond the subject-specific requi­re­ments, we are looking for candi­dates with compe­ten­cies in inter­dis­ci­pli­nary teaching and research across all areas repre­sented in the depart­ment. The ability to work in a team and the willin­gness to contri­bute to the further deve­lop­ment of the depart­ment are expected.

German language skills at level B2 of the Common Euro­pean Frame­work of Refe­rence for Languages should be avai­lable or must be acquired within a reaso­nable period of time.

The hiring requi­re­ments are based on § 2 of the appoint­ment regu­la­tions of the Univer­sity of Lucerne. In the interest of increa­sing the propor­tion of women in research and teaching at the Univer­sity of Lucerne, appli­ca­tions from women are expressly encouraged.

For ques­tions regar­ding the posi­tion, please contact Prof. Dr. Stefan Boes +41 41 229 59 49 or stefan.​boes@​unilu.​ch.