[Equal] Zwei Doktoratsstellen für SozialwissenschaftlerInnen mit Interesse an Geschlechterforschung

Karin Schwiter karin.schwiter at geo.uzh.ch
Mon Apr 29 08:49:06 CEST 2013

Liebe Equals
Wir haben in unserem neuen Nationalfondsprojekt zum Pflegearbeitsmarkt 
zwei Doktoratsstellen zu vergeben, die für SozialwissenschaftlerInnen 
mit Interesse an Geschlechterforschung interessant sein könnten:
Lieber Gruss, Karin

The Department of Geography at the University of Zurich is advertising

two Ph.D. positions in economic geography / geographies of labour.

The economic geography research group (Christian Berndt and Karin 
Schwiter) gained the support of the Swiss National Science Foundation 
(SNSF) for a research project on

Care markets
The role of care agencies in the commodification of elderly care.

The successful applicants will contribute to this research project 
through their PhD theses. The project analyses the emergence of private 
care agencies as key drivers of the marketization of elderly care. As 
labour market intermediaries, these agencies hire migrant care workers 
and sell packaged care services to the elderly and their families. They 
play a key role in shaping commercialized care markets, the working 
conditions of migrant home care workers, and the definition of care 
itself as a marketable good. The study analyses their strategies and 
practices in order to understand the consequences of the current 
reconfiguration of elderly care for states, households, families, care 
workers and care recipients. The project compares the Swiss home care 
market to the commercialized care markets in Germany, Austria, Canada 
and the UK, where agencies have operated for a longer period of time.

We are looking for candidates with ambitions to be present 
internationally (publications, conferences). Amongst their tasks will be 
the realisation of the research project outlined above as part of a 
newly- created research group, limited contributions to our teaching 
programme and active participation in the research-related activities of 
our group.

Applicants should have an excellent Master's degree in human geography 
or any other relevant social science discipline and be proficient in 
English. Active knowledge of German will be regarded as an asset. We 
expect the successful applicants to work on their own initiative and 
play a productive role in our team. We offer a stimulating and exciting 
work environment which provides plenty of opportunities to develop an 
academic career. Members of our research group profit from international 
contacts and opportunities to attend conferences and workshops.

The appointment is by 1st of September 2013. The position (42'000-48'000 
CHF p.a.) is limited to three years. If you are interested, please send 
a letter of application, a full curriculum vitae, copies of relevant 
diplomas, two names of possible referees and a writing sample (20 pages 
max., e.g. chapter of master thesis) in a single pdf file by e-mail to 
Perscheng Assef (perscheng.assef at geo.uzh.ch). Applications can be 
submitted in German or English. Please direct informal inquiries to 
Karin Schwiter (karin.schwiter at geo.uzh.ch / +41 44 635 52 14).

Closing date: 25 May 2013

Dr. Karin Schwiter
Senior Research and Teaching Associate

Department of Geography
University of Zurich
Winterthurerstrasse 190
CH-8057 Zurich, Switzerland

Phone +41 44 635 52 14
Mobile +41 76 442 32 76
karin.schwiter at geo.uzh.ch

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