Associate Professor/Assistant Professor, Global/International Migration Studies

The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland invites applications for a full-time position at the level of Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in GLOBAL/INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION STUDIES with substantial expertise in Migration Dynamics in Developing Countries
starting on 1st September 2010 or a mutually agreed-upon date.

Candidates – men or women - must hold - or for candidates at the rank of assistant professor be expected to hold in the months ahead - a Ph.D. in one of the social sciences. They must have an established expertise in international migration, with a particular focus on developing countries. They should have a strong analytical background in the field of migration studies, a proven ability to work with colleagues from other disciplines and, for more experienced scholars, a strong research track record.

The successful candidate is expected to teach general and specialized graduate-level courses on international migrations and, depending on the rank of the appointment, to supervise master and doctoral theses.

The language of instruction is either English or French, but candidates will be expected to soon acquire, if not already possess, a working knowledge of the other language.

Applications, including a detailed curriculum vitae and a list of publications, - but excluding letters of recommendation and samples of publications - must reach the Director, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, P.O. Box 136, 1211 Geneva 21, Switzerland (email: by 1st October 2009. General terms of appointment for a teaching position at the Institute may be obtained at the same address.

For more information about the Institute, candidates are encouraged to consult the Institute’s website:

The Institute reserves the right to fill this position by invitation.