Listserve – CZEN: Lecturer Position in Biogeosciences

Greetings James King,

“Lecturer Position in Biogeosciences ” has been added by Jennifer Williams to
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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
( [1]).

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 ( [2]),

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

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, 2015


Starting date: September
1st, 2015, or to be discussed


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 supervisions.

Applications are to be
submitted by e-mail only in a single pdf file to the
Faculty of Geosciences and Environment ( [3]).

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 referees.

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 [4].

Applications must be sent by
email to [5].
An automatic reply will acknowledge reception of the
file. In case of problems, please contact [6].

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