Position in Biogeosciences
The Faculty of Geosciences and
the Environment at the University of Lausanne (Switzerland) wishes to appoint a
Lecturer in the domain of Biogeosciences. Responsibilities will be divided approximately
between research (c. 50%), teaching (c. 30%), and laboratory management (c.
20%). This position will reinforce the Biogeosciences laboratory at the
Institute of Earth Surface Dynamics (www.unil.ch/idyst).
The successful candidate will
be involved in teaching at both BSc and MSc levels and must be fluent in French
(as most of the courses are taught in this language) and English. In the MSc in
Biogeosciences program (http://ift.tt/1CDxGos), the following topics will be
part of the teaching : global biogeochemical cycles, selected topics in
advanced biomineralization, and methods for studying soils (lab courses). The
lecturer will also participate and organize field courses and the supervision
of Bachelor, Master, and PhD students, and will take part in the management of
labs at the Institute of Earth Surface dynamics.
Preferably, the candidate must
have worked and published in one or more of the following fields: soil
biogeochemistry, formation and diagenesis of terrestrial carbonates,
terrestrial carbon cycle. He/she must have an excellent experience of fieldwork,
particularly in temperate and tropical environments.
The position is for two years,
but may be renewed for a further two years if performance is satisfactory. An
appointee who proves to be exceptional has the opportunity to demand tenure as
a Maître d’Enseignement et Recherche (senior lecturer) during his/her second
period of appointment.
Deadline: February 15,
Starting date: September 1st, 2015, or to
Seeking to promote an
equitable representation of women and men among its staff, the University of
Lausanne encourages applications from women.
Appointees must have completed
a PhD in Geology, Environmental Science, or Physical Geography, with particular
expertise in one or more of sedimentary petrology, soil science, or the
biogeochemistry of weathering and should have completed at least one full year
in a post-doctoral position. We are particularly interested in candidates who have
demonstrated their capacity in research at the interface of biology and geology
and who are also committed to both undergraduate teaching and post-graduate
Applications are to be
submitted by e-mail only in a single pdf file to the Faculty of Geosciences and
Environment (firstname.lastname@example.org). It must include a Curriculum Vitae including the date of PhD thesis with its title, a
list of publications, a letter of motivation, the five most significant
published papers chosen by the candidate, mail and email addresses of three
Further information may be
obtained from Prof. Eric Verrecchia, Institut des Dynamiques de la Surface Terrestre,
IDYST, phone 0041 21 692 4450 or by email to email@example.com.
Applications must be sent by email to
firstname.lastname@example.org. An automatic
reply will acknowledge reception of the file. In case of problems, please
Secrétariat du Décanat
Faculté des géosciences et de l’environnement
Bâtiment Géopolis – bureau 4608
0041 (0) 21 692 35 00