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Association of Academic Mid-Level Faculty Staff of the University of Zurich

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Welcome to the Mid-Level Faculty of the University of Zurich!

As a doctoral student,  also without an UZH emplyment, a postdoc, a student assistant, assistant or senior assistant at the UZH (whether financed by SNF, third-party funds or directly by the UZH), you belong to the Mid-Level Faculty (Mittelbau). Thanks to the  Association of Academic Mid-Level Faculty Staff of the University of Zurich (VAUZ) you can now represent your concerns within UZH and beyond together with your colleagues.

What does VAUZ do?

VAUZ takes positions on university consultations.
It organizes the election of delegates of the mid-level faculty members into university and other committees.
The delegates of the mid-level faculty automatically become members of the extended VAUZ board and coordinate themselves and their concerns in three board meetings per semester. Thus, together we ensure that the position of the mid-level faculty at UZH remains good and becomes even better!
Many demands are placed on the mid-level faculty: from teaching to administration, to supporting the professor in his or her research. Where should there be time for your own research activities? Members of the mid-level faculty are often in a very poor legal position. In such situations, we are committed to improving the position of each individual member of the mid-level faculty.

Advantages of your VAUZ membership

VAUZ Membership is free of charge.
With your membership at the VAUZ you can bring in yourself and your concerns and support VAUZ in its important work for the mid-level faculty. With a large number of members, VAUZ is well supported in the mid-level faculty and can represent members' concerns.

  • You will receive advice and support on questions and problems regarding employment, job specifications and your position as a doctoral student or postdoc. Contact us at any time!
  • You are informed and networked. VAUZ membership gives you the opportunity to be actively involved in UZH politics.
  • The rector of the UZH supports your political engagement and is in favor of crediting the effort to your working hours!

International students and postdocs

VAUZ warmly welcomes international doctoral students and postdocs to UZH!
We are looking forward to your membership!
VAUZ is always available for questions regarding employment, participation and networking!

At UZH for International Students and Scholars you will find many practical answers about studying and working at UZH as well as about life in Zurich / Switzerland. 

The UZH - Graduate Campus promotes young academics, their own initiatives and ensures quality assurance at the doctoral and postdoctoral level. A wide range of courses for the acquisition of interdisciplinary skills as well as funding are made available to doctoral students and postdocs.

UZH Welcome Day - The event for new employees

The UZH Human Resources Department regularly invites all new UZH employees to the Welcome Day. At the Welcome Day, you will receive useful information about the University of Zurich and your employment as well as a presentation on a current research topic. You can ask questions, meet new colleagues and get to know the units, departments and associations of the UZH better at the knowledge market. Visit us, we are looking forward to getting to know you!

UZH Welcome Day

UZH - UZH for Staff - UZH Welcome Day


Informationsveranstaltungen - PaUzh

UZH Virtual Knowledge Market for New Employees

Virtual Knowledge Market of the UZH Department of Human Resources

UZH for Staff

VAUZ Virtual Knowledge Market

UZH - Virtual Info Market - Association of Junior Researchers (VAUZ)

Weiterführende Informationen

Association of Academic Mid-Level Faculty Staff of the University of Zurich
Rämistrasse 62
CH-8001 Zürich
Telefon +41 44 634 24 11