OPEN POSITIONS
ACADEMIC POSITIONS
Assistant Professor of Political Science – Comparative Politics

Franklin University Switzerland seeks applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Political Science with a focus on Comparative Politics. The position is full-time, renewable, and with a clear promotion ladder. The position is scheduled to begin in Fall 2022, pending funding.

Consistent with the mission of the University, applicants must demonstrate a commitment to excellence in both teaching and scholarship. Ideally, candidates will be conversant in one of the official languages of Switzerland.

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. at the time of hire with a specialization in Comparative Politics. The successful candidate’s research interest will cluster around the comparative analysis of political institutions and processes, political communication and participation, and/or political cultures. Candidates with research interests in the field of comparative public policy are especially encouraged to apply. We welcome the application of scholars utilizing qualitative, quantitative, or mixed-methods approaches. The successful candidate will have a well-established research agenda and the potential to successfully apply for competitive Swiss and EU funded projects in the future.

Franklin University Switzerland is committed to excellence in teaching, and the successful candidate will share such a commitment, potentially with a focus on experiential learning methods. Candidates will be expected to engage in interdisciplinary teaching, and contribute to the Academic Travel program, which is a fundamental part of Franklin’s international, interdisciplinary, and intercultural curriculum. A normal course load is six courses per year, including a course with an Academic Travel component (18 Carnegie credit units / 36-38 ECTS annually).

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to support the development of a graduate program, in which they are expected to eventually also teach. As such, candidates with a strong commitment to institutional service, a high degree of motivation for organizing events, and a passion for creating innovative programs are especially encouraged to apply. 

Videoconferencing interviews will be followed by on-campus interviews for finalists. Please submit in a single PDF document containing a letter of application, CV with names and contact information for three references, a writing sample, and recent teaching evaluations to POLsearch@fus.edu

Review of applications will begin February 1, 2022, 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.  We welcome and encourage applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse international communities. For further information, please see www.fus.edu.

Assistant or Associate Professor of Psychology

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. at the time of hire, preferably with a specialization in positive, health, or wellness psychology. Franklin’s program in psychology is young, yet popular among students. The successful candidate should be a dynamic leader, who is willing to help Franklin grow the program.  They should also be able to offer courses in a variety of areas within psychology, including in their area of expertise and ideally in research methods.  Other job expectations include advising pre-major and psychology students and maintaining an active research program. A normal course load at Franklin is six (3 credit or 6 ECTS) courses per academic year, including a course with an Academic Travel component.

Consistent with the mission of the University, applicants must demonstrate a commitment to excellence in both undergraduate 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 PSYsearch@fus.edu Review of applications will begin 1 January 2022 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.

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

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 or Associate Professor of International Management

Franklin University Switzerland (FUS) seeks applications for the position of Assistant or Associate 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 specialization in Management. The individual will be able to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, in all areas of Management, including Sustainability Management, Non-profit Management, Arts Management, Family Business and/or Strategy. A normal course load is six courses per year (18 Carnegie credit units / 36-38 ECTS annually), including one course with an Academic Travel component.

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, and 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 February 1st 2022 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.

ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS
Coordinator of Student Medical Services

Department: Office of Student Life

Reports to: Assistant Dean of Residence Life and Student Programming

Overall Responsibilities

The Coordinator of Student Medical Services works 20 hours a week during the weeks in which the majority of students are residing on campus. The Coordinator works limited office hours during summer, Academic Travel, and when the University is closed. Working hours outside of the regular academic year will be arranged with the Coordinator’s supervisor in advance. Office hours are flexible and may be revised periodically to adjust for time spent managing regular situations and emergencies. This position may involve after-hours and weekend work when a student has a serious medical emergency.

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Screening the medical records of all new students, contributing to the student information database, and interviewing new students and their families about existing health issues prior to their arrival.
  • Working with leaders of Academic Travels to ensure leaders are aware of and feel prepared to handle potential medical issues of students in their travel courses.
  • Providing advice and help during office hours to students with medical issues and helping to arrange appointments and build relationships between students and local practitioners.
  • Responding to student and family inquiries regarding students’ physical health needs.
  • Facilitating response to student medical emergencies and supporting Resident Assistants and staff in crises, as needed (this may involve a commitment beyond regular working hours).
  • Managing internal and external reporting as it relates to student health, administering special testing in the community when necessary.
  • Monitoring local, cantonal, and national public health situations and serving as Franklin’s point of contact with authorities; managing communication regarding public health situations that affect the Franklin community.
  • Coordinating and/or supporting community-wide and individual testing, vaccinations, or other routine actions that protect and enhance student health.
  • Training Resident Assistants to identify and support students who need medical support in emergency situations.
  • Working with the University Counselor to support students with health situations that require a coordinated, integrated approach.
  • Communicating with the University Counselor, Assistant Dean of Residence Life and Student Programming, Coordinator of Recreational Sports & Student Engagement, and Coordinator of Student Health Insurance & Administrative Services to support individual students and their families and provide health information and guidance to the Franklin community in general.
  • Serving as the point of contact between Franklin, medical practitioners, students, and when applicable, their families to ensure students in hospitals and clinics have any necessary assistance.
  • Helping students who have been discharged from the hospital manage their post-clinic care and follow up with students, families, Franklin staff, and medical practitioners as appropriate.
  • Maintaining inventory of medical supplies in locations around campus including in the Office of Student Life, Resident Assistant first aid kits, and medical kits used by leaders of Academic Travel programs.
  • Coordinating several health-related programs each semester in conjunction with the Assistant Dean, University Counselor, Coordinator of Recreational Sports & Student Engagement, and other staff.
  • Performing other duties as assigned, consistent with this position, the department’s goals, and the University’s mission.

Additional Responsibilities

  • If trained to do so, providing first aid treatment during in person office hours for minor dressings, scheduled injections, and other treatments that do not require the supervision or administration of a physician
  • Supporting the University Counselor and help manage intake of student appointments and less urgent mental health situations

​​​​​​​Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Professional experience in a health and wellness setting
  • Near-fluency in both Italian and English
  • Experience managing emergency situations or providing support in crises

Preferred Skills and Qualifications

  • Experience in a medical office or facility
  • Nurse-level certification in Ticino
  • Counseling skills and experience
  • Experience with French and/or German may be helpful when supporting students traveling in and around Switzerland
  • Knowledge of or an ability to learn how to review, administer, and explain insurance policy details and processes to students and their families
  • Experience with and an ability to effectively products in the Microsoft Office suite, particularly Excel

​​​​​​​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. We welcome and encourage applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse international communities. For further information, please see www.fus.edu.

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 to CSMSsearch@fus.edu. Review of applications will begin April 04th, 2022 and continue on a rolling basis.

Franklin University Switzerland is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we welcome and encourage applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse international communities. 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.