The Faculty of Geosciences and Environment at the University of Lausanne invites applications for a professorship in Paleontology and Paleoenvironmental Change. The position will be based at the Institute of Earth Sciences.
This professorship is dedicated to the understanding of evolutionary patterns during Earth history and their relationship with paleoenvironmental, paleoceanographic and paleoclimatic change.
A clear interest in fundamental research and a process-oriented and quantitative approach is requested. We particularly seek applicants with interest in establishing collaborative research projects with other Earth and environmental
science disciplines. We will consider exceptional applicants from other domains of relevance to Paleontology and Paleoenvironmental Change. The successful candidate is expected to have a proven capacity or potential of developing an internationally competitive
research program and to attract external funding.
The candidate must have a sufficient background in and a strong commitment to excellence in teaching of a range of paleontological topics, including field courses, at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Teaching activities will also include
participating in doctoral programs and supervising Bachelor, Master and Ph.D. students. The ability to teach in French should be acquired within two years following the appointment. The appointment is expected at the Assistant Professor level (tenure track),
with Associate or Full Professor status achieved within 5-6 years. However, exceptionally, we will consider outstanding candidates for direct appointment to the Full Professor level. The University of Lausanne is an equal opportunity employer. Applications
from women are particularly encouraged.
Application deadline: November 30, 2015
Starting date: August 1, 2016 (or as mutually agreed).
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), except for publications that may be submitted sequentially.
The maximum file size that can be received by the University of Lausanne e-mail system is 30 MB. An automatic reply will acknowledge reception of the file. In case of problem, please contact
email@example.com. The application material should include:
Letter of motivation
Curriculum Vitae including the year of birth, the date of the PhD thesis defense, and the title of the dissertation.
Complete list of publications
Statement of research and teaching goals and interest (not exceeding 4 pages)
The five most significant publications (pdf files)
The names and contact information of five referees knowledgeable with your work.
For any specific enquiries, please contact Prof. Stefan Schmalholz (firstname.lastname@example.org), Director of the Institute of Earth Sciences.
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