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International Visiting Professorship Law
Universität St. Gallen
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University of St. Gallen Law School Distinguished International Visiting Professorship
The University of St. Gallen Law School Distinguished International Visiting Professorship offers an opportunity for international scholars to visit the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland during the fall term 2020.
Distinguished International Visiting Professors are typically scholars of international reputation at an intermediate or advanced stage of the academic career. It is expected that the Professor will:
teach a law course in its field of specialization in English language in the School's Master's in International Law program, the aggregate duration of the course being 24 lessons, each of 45 minutes
present a paper in the School's research seminar
interact with colleagues and early career researchers and participate in the School's intellectual life
be reasonably present in St. Gallen, typically for a full month during the teaching period of fall term 2020 lasting from mid-September to end of December.
The Distinguished International Visiting Professor will be awarded a lump sum of CHF 10'000 at the end of term; in addition, upon individual agreement with the Visiting
Professor and depending on circumstances, expenses for travel and accommodation will be reimbursed up to a maximum of CHF 3'000 (subject to the documentation requirements
and limits laid down in University regulation, i.e. depending on the Professor's career stage and distance: flight in economy or business class; maximum of 180 CHF per night
of accommodation; reimbursement for meals is excluded). The Visiting Professor will be allocated office space, computer facilities and access to University library. It is
expected that the Visiting Professor will take care of taxes and visa requirements, while some help from the University administration will be available.
It is the Law School's intention to advertise the Distinguished International Visiting Professorship on a regular basis, i. e. once every year. While legal scholars of all backgrounds
are encouraged to apply, the Law School is interested in attracting Visiting Professors of international law specializing in international business law, EU foreign relations law,
feminist international law, and international negotiation.
Candidates will be assessed by a committee of peers by reference to:
the quality of their research record, relative to opportunity
their teaching record
their potential contribution to the intellectual life of the Law School, including the strengthening of the School's network, and their contribution to the diversity of the School.
The University of St.Gallen is an equal opportunity employer. We specifically encourage women and individuals with backgrounds not well represented among our current senior faculty to apply.
Applications should be submitted by 17 November 2019 and include a cover letter explaining the candidate's fit, a full CV (no photo) and publication list, and a list of courses the candidate
could offer; referees may be indicated, but no letters of recommendation, formal references, etc. are required. Applications and questions should be addressed via e-mail to Professor Thomas
Burri <firstname.lastname@example.org>. A suitable candidate will be selected by the end of November 2019.
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