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Assistant Professor (tenure track) in Environmental Humanities

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University of Lausanne

The Faculty of Geosciences and the Environment (FGSE) of the University of Lausanne invites applications for a professorship in Environmental Humanities, to be based in the Institute of Geography and Sustainability (IGD).

We are looking for a candidate with solid training in social science and/or humanities, displaying a proven record in fundamental aspects of sustainability, and capable of developing a research and teaching program within the following set of issues : climate justice and ecological justice; planetary boundaries, the Anthropocene and degrowth; citizen engagement and sustainability, and the integration of sustainability concerns into democratic processes; the genealogy and future of environmental problems; the ideas of nature and critical approaches to modernity. A forward-looking and speculative dimension will be highly valued, as will a good integration of empirical and theoretical aspects.

The successful candidate will actively participate in the research activities of the Institute of Geography and Sustainability, will teach in the Bachelor of Geosciences and Environment and in relevant Masters taught by the FGSE, and will supervise masters and doctoral students.

Appointment will be at the Assistant Professor level (tenure track). However, exceptionally, we will consider outstanding candidates for direct appointment to the Associate or Ordinary Professor level, notably if this corresponds with our equal opportunity objectives.

The application should include a cover letter, a full Curriculum Vitae, a research statement including a vision statement on Environmental Humanities (max. 4 pages), a teaching statement (max. 2 pages), PDFs of the three most significant publications, and the names and contact information of five referees.

For further information, contact Prof. Frédéric Herman, Dean of the FGSE (

Application deadline: December 17th, 2018

(23:59 Swiss time GMT+1)

A full description can be found on the following link

Status: Assistant Professor
Location: Lausanne, SWITZERLAND
Advert Published: 22 Oct 2018
Expiry date: 17 Dec 2018
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