Job: Visiting Professor, The Programme on Gender and Global Change, Geneva

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Visiting Professor

The Programme on Gender and Global Change (Graduate Institute Geneva) and the Institute of Gender Studies (University of Geneva)
In co-operation with the Network Gender Studies Switzerland (CUS-Programme P4)

Invites applications for the
Position of a Visiting Professor


Autumn semester of 2013
Employment rate: 100%
Work Place: Geneva
Duration: mid-September to mid-December 2013

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We are looking for a scholar with a well-established international reputation and a research focus on gender and human rights. We are open to a range of disciplinary and/or interdisciplinary backgrounds, but preference will be given to feminist lawyers and legal scholars, legal anthropologists or feminist international relations scholars. The candidate is expected to elaborate a number of issues relevant for the field of Gender and Human Rights so that the host institutions and the Gender Studies Network Switzerland can be exposed to a wide range of relevant topics (such as the use of international legal instruments to support gender equality law and probe its effectiveness; the examination of how human rights law matters for women in local contexts; the expansion of the boundaries of law and economics in issues such as property rights, especially in processes of land reform; the political economy of gender-based violence, especially in conflict-ridden societies and in the aftermath of armed conflict in the phase of peace-building and social reconstruction).
English fluency is required and a knowledge of French highly desirable.

Proposed teaching activities

The visiting professor during her/his three months stay in Geneva will

  • Teach one course (2hrs/week during 13 weeks) in the interdisciplinary programme of the Master in Development Studies (MDEV) or the Master in International Affairs (MIA) at the Graduate Institute
  • Co-organize and teach a PhD workshop (14hrs over two days) in the Doctoral Programme Gender Studies at the University of Geneva
  • Give a series of presentations at the other Swiss universities that are members of the Network Gender Studies Switzerland

General conditions

The visiting professor will be administratively attached to the Graduate Institute, Geneva and will closely collaborate with colleagues at the Institute of Gender Studies at the University of Geneva. Both partner institutions will participate in the selection process.
The Graduate Institute will provide a fully equipped work space and internet access. Both institutions will provide library access. Housing is, in principle, available in the Student House (Edgar and Danièle de Picciotto) at the Graduate Institute and/or UNIGE dorms.
The Visiting Professor will receive a salary, coverage of housing costs in Geneva, a general Swiss Railway card (1st Class) for three months and transport from residence to Switzerland.


A letter of application should be addressed to pggc(at) by January 31st, 2013.
The application should also contain a CV, five key publications (in .pdf format) and a brief outline of the objectives of an introductory course at Master level (2hrs/week during 13 weeks) in maximum 250 words.

Contact persons

For further information you may contact:

  • Dr. Fenneke Reysoo, Scientific Director, Programme on Gender and Global Change, Graduate Institute, Geneva, e-mail: Fenneke.Reysoo(at) or
  • Prof. Marylène Lieber, Institut des Études Genre, Université de Genève, e-mail: Marylene.Lieber(at)

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