Tenure track Assistant Professor in Weathering and Soil Development
Physical and Environmental Sciences,Environmental Sciences
Short info about job
Company: University of Lausanne
Department: Institute of Earth Surface Dynamics
Salary: Not specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Type / Role: Academic or Research
Phone: +44-1479 7744232
Fax: +44-1299 8259216
Detail information about job Tenure track Assistant Professor in Weathering and Soil Development. Terms and conditions vacancy
The Faculty of Geosciences and Environment at the University of Lausanne seeks to appoint an
Assistant Professor（tenure track） in Weathering and Soil Development
at the Institute of Earth Surface Dynamics（IDYST）.
The position will focus on processes in the critical zone that link the impact of weathering to the Earth’s climate and to the evolution of landscape and biomass. Research approaches that integrate different temporal and spatial scales to identify mechanisms of soil development and the quantification of rates and fluxes involved in weathering processes are highly recommended. We look for a candidate who would complement current expertise in IDYST（Aqueous and Isotope Biogeochemistry, Biogeosciences, Geo- and Thermochronology, Geomorphology） and who has the potential to establish collaborations with the Institute of Earth Sciences and the Institute of Geography and Sustainability.
InformationThe appointment is expected to be at the rank of Assistant Professor, tenure track（possibility of tenure and promotion to Associate Professor within 5-6 years）. An appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor may be considered for more senior candidates who would advance the Faculty's objectives regarding equal opportunities between men and women and the Faculty’s strategy regarding the recruitment of professors（see www.unil.ch/gse under “La Faculté -- L’égalité à la FGSE”, point 2.2 of the action plan）.
Expected start date: August 1st, 2018 or to be agreed upon
Contract length: 6 years, tenure and promotion to the rank of Associate Professor expected after 5-6 years
Activity rate: 100%
Workplace: University of Lausanne, quartier Mouline, Geopolis building
Your responsibilitiesThe successful candidate will join the Institute of Earth Surface Dynamics（IDYST） and have an active research program with external funding. The candidate will teach courses in the Bachelor of Geosciences and Environment, contribute to the Faculty’s masters programs, including the MSc of Biogeosciences and will supervise masters and doctoral students
Your qualificationsCandidates need to demonstrate an ability to conduct research of high quality, to obtain competitive research grants and to publish in international scholarly journals, combining research in areas of weathering, soil development, biogeochemical cycles and landscape evolution. An aptitude for teaching and for supervising master’s and doctoral theses is required.
A good command of both French and English is desirable. If French is not the native language, the ability to teach in French has to be acquired within two years of the appointment.
Deadline : October 15th, 2017
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