Assistant Professor (tenure track) of interactions between atmospheric and Earth surface processes

University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Closing date: 30 September 2019

The university is looking for an atmospheric scientist in the broad fields of anthropogenic climate change, decadal and centennial-scale variability. The university is particularly interested in candidates who can bring an understanding of local and regional climate impacts on Earth and Environmental processes, and the proxies used to study them. The university seeks someone who has a deep understanding of physical climate processes through modeling, observations and/or theory. This position is envisioned to bridge across emerging topics and expertise within the climate change dimension. Engagement in interdisciplinary projects with the social sciences and humanities is encouraged.

Your responsibilities
The successful candidate is expected to

  • develop a competitive research program within the Institute of Earth Surface Dynamics,
  • teach courses in the Bachelor of Geosciences and Environment, and Masters programs taught by the FGSE, and,
  • supervise masters and doctoral students.

Your qualifications
Candidates must demonstrate a capacity to undertake high quality research, to obtain competitive research funding, and to publish in peer-reviewed international research journals. A demonstrated potential for teaching and for supervising masters and doctoral theses is required.

A good command of French and English is preferable. If French is not the native language, teaching ability in French has to be acquired within two years of the appointment.

What the position offers you
The Faculty of Geosciences and the Environment (FGSE) of the University of Lausanne was created in 2003 and offers state-of-the-art field and laboratory equipment (e.g., XRD, RockEval, Carlo Erba, SEM, mercury and phosphorus analysis, stable isotopes, compound specific-light isotopes, clumped isotopes, XRF, SIMS and NanoSIMS, Luminescence dating, LA-ICPMS, ICP-OES, Electron Microprobe, X-Ray tomography, GPU and CPU-based supercomputing facilities, remote sensing equipment including a drone lab, as well as instrumented field sites), incentives for projects, and excellent working conditions. It consists of three research institutes (Earth Sciences, Geography and Sustainability, and Earth Surface Dynamics) and a School that manages teaching and training across these research domains. The FGSE specifically promotes interdisciplinary research and teaching, within and between the social and natural sciences.


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