The Chair of Negotiation and Conflict Management (NECOM) and the Chair of Technology and Innovation Management (TIM), in cooperation with the ETH Swiss School of Public Governance (SSPG), invite applications for a scientific assistant (80 – 100%) in the newly established research group “Cooperatives in a Changing World.”
The scientific assistant will be an integral part of the group, which will examine the current and potential contribution of cooperative enterprises to civil society in the context of a changing socio-economic environment. The project is interdisciplinary and lies at the intersection of questions of governance, business model innovation and social innovation.
You will be responsible for conducting independent and collaborative research into the current and potential role of cooperative enterprises and business models in Switzerland and internationally and authoring corresponding scientific and popular articles. In so doing, you will need to solicit and maintain contacts with members of the scientific community at ETH and beyond, as well as relevant stakeholders from the public. You will co-lead the development and (co-)teach a course in the MSc / MAS in Management, Technology and Economics programs, co-organize an academic conference and two events for ETH students and the public (“Envisioning Cooperatives of the Future”), and co-create and curate the project’s website and other outreach channels.
Projects have clear deliverables and milestones and are decided upon by the research group’s steering committee (Prof. Dr. M. Ambühl and Prof. Dr. S. Brusoni). There is, however, ample scope for the scientific assistant to design and steer their research in directions that correspond to their strengths and interests.
The scientific assistant will be formally hired in one of the hosting chairs but will work closely with members of both chairs as well as other members of the D-MTEC and ETH community.
Initial hiring is for 2 years, with a starting date between January and February 2021, with the possibility to extend for an additional two years. Salaries are internationally competitive, paid according to ETH standards.
The ideal candidate will, at the time of appointment, have completed a PhD in a relevant field (e.g. social science, economics, law, management); have experience or demonstrated potential to research and publish at an international level; speak and write fluently in English (German is a requirement); demonstrate an interest in cooperatives and/or other relevant project dimensions; have experience or an interest in coordinating interdisciplinary research projects.
We look forward to receiving your online application, including a cover letter, CV, graduate school transcripts, a writing sample, and contact details of at least two referees. Please be sure to elaborate on how your previous experience and/or interests relate to the research group. Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.
Questions regarding the position should be directed to Nora Meier by email at firstname.lastname@example.org (no applications).
|Title||Scientific Assistant “Cooperatives in a Changing World”|
|Job location||Rämistrasse 101, 8006 Zurich|
|Published||October 15, 2020|
|Job types||Researcher  |
|Fields||Civil Law,   Project Management,   Socioeconomics,   Management  |