Vacant Chair in Private International Law or Transnational Law in Geneva


A message from The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland:

Applications are invited for a full-time position of Professor | Associate Professor in Private International Law and/or Transnational Law starting on the 1st September 2011 or on a mutually agreed-upon date.

Candidates – women or men – must have a grounding in general international law and a specialisation in private international law and/or transnational law (in particular, the law crossing the traditional divides between public and private international law as well domestic and international law especially as it applies to cross-border economic transactions). Such specialisation must be demonstrated by a substantial publication record. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. (or, for candidates without a Ph.D., have held a senior academic position). The capacity to work with colleagues from other disciplines is an asset.

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 2010. Information on employment conditions may be obtained at the same address.

The Institute reserves the right to fill this position by invitation at any time. For more information, candidates are encouraged to consult the Institute’s website.