Lecturer Position in
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
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
Deadline: February 15,
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 (email@example.com). 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
Applications must be sent by email to
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