Open Positions

Applications for the following full-time position are closed:


Application deadline: 21 October 2018

The search for the new director is carried out by a Search Committee composed of three members of the Institute's Foundation Board and three professors elected by the Faculty Board of Professors. The commission is chaired by Rolf Soiron, Chairman of the the Institute's Foundation Board (


The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies is an independent, selective and cosmopolitan research and higher education institution dedicated to the study of world affairs. It offers postgraduate study programmes, produces high-level research and proposes executive education programmes to international professionals. It also provides expertise and enriches the public debate on the main challenges of today's world, in particular on issues such as trade, conflict, the environment, gender, governance, migration and health.

The Graduate Institute hosts a vibrant community of scholars committed to accomplishing its mission by

  • providing disciplinary and interdisciplinary teaching;
  • conducting individual and collective research, to the largest extent possible with competitive funding;
  • contributing to dialogue with international actors from the public, private and not-for-profit sectors;
  • participating in executive education.

The Graduate Institute offers attractive working conditions and internationally competitive salary and benefits in a setting which promotes free thinking and independent research. Geneva and Switzerland provide pleasant living conditions and safe environment.