Academic Positions

  • Assistant Professor of Data Science

    Franklin University Switzerland seeks applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Data Science. The position is full-time, renewable and with a clear promotion ladder. The position begins in August 2022, pending funding.

    The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. at the time of hire with specialization in Data Science or a related field and teaching and research interests in basic and applied statistics, particularly to the fields of environmental science, business management, and /or psychology. Of particular interest are individuals with expertise in Bayesian methods, multivariate analysis, modeling, and big data. The successful candidate will be expected to teach and advise in the current undergraduate programs in mathematics, business, and environmental science, contribute to the development of and eventually teach in graduate programs, develop their own research program, and serve as a resource on quantitative methods for other faculty and for student research. A normal course load at Franklin is six (3 credit or 6 ECTS) courses per year, including a course with an Academic Travel component. One course equivalent may be applied through service as an advisor for other faculty and student research.

    Consistent with the mission of the University, applicants must demonstrate a commitment to excellence in both teaching and scholarship, have an active research agenda, and contribute to the Academic Travel program, a fundamental part of Franklin’s international, interdisciplinary, intercultural curriculum. Ideally, candidates will be conversant in one of the official languages of Switzerland and have an interest in interdisciplinary teaching. Experience with Swiss/EU funded projects is a plus.

    Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed via videoconferencing. Finalists will come to campus for in-person interviews. To apply, please submit in a single PDF document: a letter of application, CV with names and contact information for three references, a writing sample, a statement of teaching philosophy, and recent teaching evaluations to DSsearch@fus.edu  

    Review of applications will begin 1 December 2021 and continue on a rolling basis.

    Franklin University Switzerland is a non-profit private university located in Lugano, accredited in both the USA and Switzerland to offer undergraduate and graduate degrees. Its undergraduate majors and pre-professional programs in the social sciences, natural sciences and the humanities are informed by the liberal arts and sciences. Franklin University Switzerland is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For further information, please see www.fus.edu. 
  • Assistant Professor of Communication and Media Studies

    Franklin University Switzerland seeks applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Communication and Media Studies. The position is full-time, renewable, and with a clear promotion ladder. The position begins in August 2022, pending funding.

    The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. at the time of hire with a specialization in Communication and Media Studies. More specifically, the successful candidate will be able to conduct research and teach undergraduate courses in the areas of Media Studies, Public Relations, and Communication/Media Strategies. The successful candidate will bring a focus on emerging technologies and a global perspective in teaching courses in these areas. The candidate can take quantitative, qualitative, or mixed-method methodological approaches. Preference will be given to candidates who can draw on innovative, more recent research methods.  A normal course load is six courses per year, including a course with an Academic Travel component (36-38 ECTS annually).

    Consistent with the mission of the University, applicants must demonstrate a commitment to excellence in both teaching and scholarship, have an active research agenda, and contribute to the Academic Travel program, a fundamental part of Franklin’s international, interdisciplinary, intercultural curriculum. Ideally, candidates will be conversant in one of the official languages of Switzerland and have an established interest in interdisciplinary teaching. Experience with Swiss/EU-funded projects is a plus.

    Videoconferencing interviews will be followed by on-campus interviews for finalists. Please submit in a single PDF document a letter of application, CV with names and contact information for three references, a writing sample, and recent teaching evaluations to CMSsearch@fus.edu Review of applications will begin October 22, 2021, and continue on a rolling basis.

    Franklin University Switzerland is a non-profit private university located in Lugano, accredited in both the USA and Switzerland to offer undergraduate and graduate degrees. Its undergraduate majors and pre-professional programs in the social sciences, natural sciences and the humanities are informed by the liberal arts and sciences. Franklin University Switzerland is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For further information, please see www.fus.edu.

  • Professor of International Management (Open Rank)
    Franklin University Switzerland seeks applications for the position of Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of International Management. The position is full-time, renewable, and with a clear promotion ladder. The position begins in August 2022, pending funding.

    The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. at the time of hire with a specialization in (International) Management. S/he will also be able to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, in all areas of Management, including Entrepreneurship, International Business, Organization, and Management Theory, Strategy, Corporate Governance, and Family Business, Operations Management, and Sustainability Management. A focus on quantitative methodologies is preferred. Normal course load of six courses per year, including a course with an Academic Travel component (36-38 ECTS annually).

    Consistent with the mission of the University, applicants must demonstrate a commitment to excellence in both teaching and scholarship, have an active research agenda, and contribute to the Academic Travel program, a fundamental part of Franklin’s international, interdisciplinary, intercultural curriculum. Ideally, candidates will be conversant in one of the official languages of Switzerland and have an established interest in interdisciplinary teaching. Experience in public or corporate administration is also a plus.

    Videoconferencing interviews will be followed by on-campus interviews for finalists. Please submit electronically a letter of application, CV with names and contact information for three references, a writing sample, and recent teaching evaluations to IntManagement@fus.edu. Review of applications will begin September 1st, 2021, and continue on a rolling basis.

    Franklin University Switzerland is a non-profit private university located in Lugano and accredited in both the USA and Switzerland to offer undergraduate and graduate degrees. Its undergraduate pre-professional programs and majors in the social sciences, science, and the humanities are informed by the liberal arts and sciences. Franklin University Switzerland is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For further information, please see www.fus.edu.

Franklin University Switzerland, in compliance with U.S. applicable federal law and with the Swiss Gender Equality Act, does not practice or permit discrimination in employment, job placement, promotion, or other economic benefits on the basis of race, color, gender, age, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, marital or parental status, national origin, ancestry, religion, creed, political affiliation, veteran status.

All members of the Franklin community are encouraged to work towards achieving a more open, fair, and tolerant community, by giving their affirmative contribution in all areas of life and work at the University to eliminate patterns of discrimination and ignorance about one another that obscure our recognition of human dignity and individuality.

It is the policy of the University not to discriminate in its recruitment, admission, and retention of students. The University’s policies affecting students will be administered in a non-discriminatory manner with regard and not limited to the following: admission, recruitment, housing, and other facilities, access to course offerings, counseling, financial assistance, employment assistance, health and insurance benefits and services, marital and parental status, athletics, and educational programs and activities.