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 email@example.com.