Professorship (all levels) in the Biogeochemistry of the Earth Surface System

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Friday, October 9, 2015 - 02:45 to Monday, November 30, 2015 - 10:45

The Faculty of Geosciences and Environment at the University of Lausanne invites applications for a Professorship in the Biogeochemistry of the Earth Surface System with a particular focus upon biogeochemical cycles at the Earth’s surface and their relationships with Earth surface processes. We expect the successful applicant to have:

• a focus on terrestrial and/or freshwater systems, working on processes and timescales that relate to the Present, through the Holocene, to any period during the Quaternary; and

• a multi-method approach including one or more of laboratory based research, field data collection and biogeochemical modelling.

The candidate must have a strong commitment to developing excellence in teaching environmental biogeochemistry at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Teaching activities will also include participating in doctoral programs and supervising Master and Ph.D. theses and the candidate should have a track record in this area. A good command in English is required and a capacity to teach in French will be required after two years in post.

The successful candidate is expected to have the potential to develop an internationally competitive research program in the field of biogeochemistry, and to interact and create synergies with researchers of the Faculty of Geosciences and Environment. Appointment is expected at the Assistant Professor level (tenure track), with Associate or Full Professor status within 5-6 years. Direct appointment at the Full Professor level may be considered under exceptional circumstances. 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 to be agreed upon)

Full details of the position, including application instructions are available at:

For any specific enquiries, please contact Prof. Stuart Lane ( Director of the Institute of Earth Surface Dynamics.

Further information about the Faculty is available at and the Institute at