Professorship in Trade, Banking, Company, and Capital Markets Law

Job Description & Qualification

The University of Zurich is seeking applications for a
Professorship in Trade, Banking, Company, and Capital Markets Law (75%+ or 100%, open rank)
to take effect from the beginning of the Fall Semester 2022 (1 August 2022), or by arrangement.

We are seeking a candidate with an outstanding legal background and excellent knowledge of trade and banking law as well as company law, specialising in public company law including capital markets law. In particular, the candidate should be able to contribute to the university’s research focus of financial market regulation.

In addition to an outstanding dissertation, the successful candidate has already completed or near-completed a habilitation thesis, as well as further publications in the relevant field. In such an event, the professorship will take the form of a full or associate professorship, as a part-time (75%) position, with a view to expanding this to a full-time position in the course of five to six years after starting the role. If an excellent application is submitted, particularly from countries or regions (such as French-speaking Switzerland) that do not require a habilitation thesis, the requirement for habilitation may be waived if a comparable achievement can be demonstrated.

Alternatively, the position may be filled by a junior academic. These candidates are required to demonstrate their qualification by means of an outstanding dissertation and a detailed sketch of a planned or ongoing habilitation project in the area of financial market law (or a related area, if the dissertation was in financial market law). In this case, the candidate will be appointed to a full-time tenure track assistant professorship.

Candidates are required to have excellent English and German skills, and in particular be able to publish and teach in both languages. In addition, proficiency in other languages – particularly French – is advantageous. Applicants with a non-Swiss and/or foreign-language background must be willing to familiarise themselves with Swiss business law within two years.

The University of Zurich strives to increase the proportion of under-represented groups – in particular women – in research and teaching, and therefore specifically welcomes applications from these candidates.

The relevant member of the appointment committee, Professor Hans-Ueli Vogt, is available to answer any questions and provide further information.

Application Procedure

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Job ID

ID: J8946