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Assistant Professor of Finance and Development

The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies invites applications for a full-time position at the rank of

Assistant Professor of Finance and Development

The Graduate Institute is looking to hire a scholar working on finance and development and/or finance and sustainability. We are particularly interested in political scientists or sociologists/social anthropologists working on issues such as: the developmental/sustainability implications of the expansion and transformation of transnational financial flows; the workings of international financial institutions and governance arrangements; the social and political impact of the growing financialisation of global and local economies, with a particular focus on inequalities and redistribution; the subnational, national and international effects of, and responses to, financial and economic governance on credit and indebtedness; the dynamics of institutional oversight and regulation, including the activities of both public and private actors; the effects of class, race, gender and generation on access to financial markets/institutions; the transformative impact of technological innovations for finance, society and the state.

The appointed professor will serve as Pictet Chair in the Centre for Finance and Development. Indicative themes include:

• the developmental impact of the changing organisation and instruments of finance;
• the governance of finance in international and domestic institutions, in lesser developed economies, including the role of private actors;
• financial deepening and its impacts on the local politics of development;
• the social effects of financial inclusion – credit, debt, asset management and equity stakes – on socioeconomic inequalities and social mobility opportunities;
• the regulatory, distributive and developmental implications of the globalisation of international financial institutions;
• the surveillance and negotiation of bailout, stabilisation, profit repatriation or tax avoidance measures;
• the social effects of transformations in global finance on economic inequality within and between countries;
• the effects of class, race, gender and generation on access to financial markets, formal banking institutions and credit;
• the effects of financial technological innovations (fintech) on society, inequality and the state in lesser developed economies;
• the political impact of financial crises and governmental responses on public perceptions of financial markets, corporate responsibility and the governance of finance at domestic and international levels;
• the role of financial education;
• the consequences of the monetisation of social policies (for instance cash transfer programmes to the poor) on the relationship between the individual and the state and the concept of citizenship.

Candidates must hold a PhD in Anthropology and Sociology or International Relations/Political Science and demonstrate excellence in research through completed projects and a promising research agenda. Postdoctoral research experience is not required but considered a strong asset. Applications from candidates already holding a position of Assistant Professor in another institution are also welcome.

The successful candidate will teach postgraduate courses and supervise master’s dissertations and PhD theses in the Department of Anthropology and Sociology or the Department of International Relations/Political Science. They may also be called upon to teach classes and supervise master’s dissertations in interdisciplinary programmes as well as contribute to executive education programmes. The candidate should be interested in interdisciplinary dialogue.

The teaching language is either English or French. Prior knowledge of French is not required, but the successful candidate is expected to acquire a passive knowledge of it within two years of being hired.

Application deadline: 31 January 2021.

To apply : https://erecruit.graduateinstitute.ch/professeurs/

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

https://graduateinstitute.ch/open_positions