[ES_JOBS_NET] Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) of Landscape Ecology

Erika Marín-Spiotta marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Thu Feb 20 13:04:18 MST 2014

Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) of Landscape Ecology

The Department of Environmental Systems Science (www.usys.ethz.ch) at ETH=

Zurich and the Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL (www.wsl.ch) invite
applications for an assistant professor position to lead a research group=
Landscape Ecology. The professorship will be established as a joint posit=
between ETH Zurich and WSL. The new colleague will be expected to engage =
extensive research collaborations with those professorships and research
groups at ETH Zurich and WSL that share similar interests, and with other=

relevant institutions both nationally and internationally. The overall go=
of this professorship will be to develop an integrative approach that
focuses on the temporal and spatial interactions between processes such a=
competition, animal and plant dispersal, natural disturbance dynamics and=

the drivers of environmental change, so as to develop a predictive
understanding of how landscape patterns emerge.

The new professor will develop an internationally recognized research
program focusing on the interactions between the spatial patterns of land=

cover and ecological processes, with implications for the provision of
multiple ecosystem services. His or her research will contribute to the
development of new concepts to assess, predict and manage landscape dynam=
at regional scales over decades to centuries.The new professor will be
expected to teach undergraduate level courses (German or English) and
graduate level courses (English).

This assistant professorship has been established to promote the careers =
younger scientists. The initial appointment is for four years with the
possibility of renewal for an additional two-year period and promotion to=
permanent position.

To apply, visit

Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a=

statement of your future research and teaching interests and the names an=
contact information of three possible referees. The letter of application=

should be addressed to the President of ETH Zurich, Prof. Dr. Ralph Eichl=
The closing date for applications is 15 April 2014. ETH Zurich is an equa=
opportunity and family friendly employer and is further responsive to the=

needs of dual career couples. In order to increase the number of women in=

leading academic positions, we specifically encourage women to apply.
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