The University of Zurich is seeking applications for a Professorship in civil procedure and private law


The University of Zurich, Switzerland, has asked CoL to publish the following:

The University of Zurich is seeking applications for a Professorship in civil procedure and private law to take effect from the beginning of the Fall Semester 2021 (1 August 2021), or by arrangement.

We are seeking a candidate with an excellent legal track record who is committed to carrying out teaching and research across the whole spectrum of civil procedure law, including from an international and comparative law perspective. Experience in arbitration as well as restructuring and insolvency law is an advantage. This should be reflected in an outstanding dissertation, a habilitation thesis (or equivalent academic achievement) that is complete or at an advanced stage, and additional publications. Depending on the successful candidate’s qualifications, the professorship will take the form of a full or associate professorship. A temporary position as assistant professor with tenure track is possible provided that the candidate’s habilitation thesis is at an advanced stage. In all cases, the professorship will be a full-time position. If an excellent application is submitted, particularly from countries or regions (such as French-speaking Switzerland) that do not require a habilitation thesis to be completed, the requirement for habilitation can be waived if comparable achievements are demonstrated. Applicants must be able to teach in English and, ideally, in French. Applicants without a Swiss background must be willing to familiarise themselves with Swiss civil procedure and private law within a reasonable amount of time and, if necessary, attain the level of German required for teaching and examination. The University of Zurich strives to increase the proportion of under-represented groups – in particular women – in its teaching and research staff, and therefore explicitly encourages applications from these candidates. Further information relating to this job profile can be found below. Please submit your application documents as specified in the following job profile by 9 December 2020 via You may be requested to submit hard-copy documents separately at a later point. The relevant member of the appointment committee, Professor Tanja Domej (, is available to answer any questions and provide further information.

Further information is here.