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Assistant Professor (tenure track) in the Geography of the Resources of Mountain Regions

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University of Lausanne

The Faculty of Geosciences and the Environment (FGSE) invites applications for a professorship in the geography of the resources of mountain regions based in the Institute of Geography and Sustainability (IGD).

We are looking for a candidate to develop a research and teaching program on issues related to the sustainable management of natural, social, and economic resources in mountain regions.
Trained in the social and/or natural sciences, the ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience in undertaking and developing interdisciplinary research.
Exceptionally, we will consider outstanding candidates for direct appointment to the Associate Professor level if this corresponds with the FGSE’s equal opportunity plan of action.
Starting date: August 1st, 2019 (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: Shared between Sion campus (Bramois, VS) and Lausanne campus (Géopolis building)

The successful candidate will actively participate in the development of a new Centre for Interdisciplinary Research on Mountains, based in Sion (VS), initiating research in the Alps and other European mountains, will teach in the Bachelor of Geosciences and Environment, in relevant Masters taught by the FGSE, and will supervise bachelor, masters, and doctoral research students.
Must demonstrate a capacity to undertake high quality research, obtain competitive research funding, and publish in peer-reviewed international research journals. A demonstrated potential for teaching and for supervising student research at different levels is highly desirable.
A good command of both French and English language is preferable. If French is not the native language, teaching ability in French has to be acquired within 2 years of the appointment.

The Faculty of Geosciences and Environment (FGSE) consists of three research institutes (Earth Science, Geography and Sustainability, and Earth Surface Dynamics) and a School that manages teaching and training across these research domains.

The Institute of Geography and Sustainability (IGD) includes geographers, economists, and environmental philosophers. Research groups: Development, societies, and environment; Urban studies; Environmental humanities; Cultures and natures of tourism; Water and geoheritage; GIS.

Useful information is available on the websites of the Faculty and the Institute of Geography and Sustainability

For further information, contact Chair of the selection committee for this position: Christian Kull
Deadline: October 31st, 2018(23:59 Swiss time GMT+1)
Applications in PDF format will be considered only if sent through:

Should include:
. a cover letter explaining the reasons for applying
. a full CV, including previous employment, university training, date and title of the doctoral thesis, publications, conference presentations/lectures, classes taught, and student research supervised
. a research statement, describing the research the candidate intends to develop (max.4 pages)
. a teaching statement, describing the candidate’s teaching approach, intentions for teaching and potential contribution to our teaching programs (max.2 pages)
. PDFs of the 5 most significant publications
. names and contact information of five referees

The University of Lausanne seeks to promote an equitable representation of men and women among its staff and strongly encourages applications from women. Consult:

Status: Assistant Professor
Location: Lausanne, SWITZERLAND
Contact: Lise Reymond,
University of Lausanne,
Phone: 0041216924210
Advert Published: 26 Sep 2018
Expiry date: 31 Oct 2018
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