Monday, November 25, 2013


The World Trade Institute (WTI) is a centre of advanced studies of the University of Bern. It is a forum for interdisciplinary research and teaching in international trade law and economics, fostering interaction between students and professionals, and allowing researchers and practitioners to pool their expertise. The WTI flagship academic programme is the Master of International Law and Economics (MILE).

In co-operation with the Director of Studies, the Programme Director and a second MILE Fellow, you will be responsible for organising the weekly course modules of our Master of International Law and Economics. This includes the preparation of course materials, administrative tasks, co-ordination with and support of lecturers and interaction with the international group of students on logistical questions. You will need to be able to work 100% in some of the weeks.

The successful candidate will:

    Be completing a Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent) within the next two years, or will have recently completed a Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Law, Economics or Political Sciences.
    Excellent oral and written English proficiency
    Ability, interest and cultural sensitivity to work in a highly diverse and international environment
    Interest in questions related to the international economy, world trade, international politics and globalisation
    Solid social and communication skills
    Ability to work in a structured, efficient and independent way and be keen to cope with new challenges
    Strong office applications skills (MS Word, MS Excel, Email, Internet searches)
    Flexibility in scheduling

The starting date for the position is November 15th (negotiable). To apply, please send your application in English (including a cover letter, a short CV, and two letters of recommendation or employer’s references) to the Programme Director, Jin Glover, by email: jin.glover(at)

Those candidates that are short-listed will receive invitations in mid-November and will be required to attend an interview and may be asked to sit a short, ad-hoc exam to test their language and IT skills.

Terms and conditions of employment are subject to the regulations of the University of Bern ( and depend, in particular, on the successful candidate’s educational background, age, availability and work experience.

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