1 PhD position and 2 post-doctoral positions

The Research project « Public goods in urbanising China » funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation, led by Anne-Christine Trémon is offering 1 PhD position (4 years) and 2 post-doctoral positions in anthropology (3 years), starting 1 October 2017, based at the Institute of Social Sciences, Université de Lausanne.

This project aims to advance the field of moral economics by developing an anthropological approach to public goods in Chinese ‘villages-in-the-city’ (chengzhongcun). Each member of the research team will be responsible for one case and will study the types of public goods provided (such as welfare, schools, cemeteries, temples and roads/streets/parks and squares) and the processes of their provision, as well as the more abstract sense of the ‘public good’ that frames their production and distribution. The comparison between urbanised villages will offer an understanding of how governance practices and community ties may account for variations in meanings of the public good and in accessibility of public goods.

The workplace is Lausanne (Switzerland), except when undertaking field research. The researchers will be expected to complete a 12-15 months period of fieldwork in China (February 2018 – May 2019). These positions are research oriented and do not include any teaching duties.

See offer for the PhD position

 See offer for the 2 post-doctoral positions


  • April 30th, 2017. Only applications through this website will be taken into account.

Requests for a full description of the research project and informal enquiries may be directed to the project coordinator, Dr. Anne-Christine Trémon (Anne-Christine.Tremon@unil.ch).


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