[ES_JOBS_NET] Lecturer Position in Biogeosciences at the University of Lausanne

Jasquelin Pena jasquelin.pena at unil.ch
Tue Jan 27 15:01:34 MST 2015

*Lecturer Position in Biogeosciences *

  The Faculty of Geosciences and the Environment at the University of 
Lausanne (Switzerland) wishes to appoint a Lecturer in the domain of 
Biogeosciences. Responsibilities will be divided approximately between 
research (c. 50%), teaching (c. 30%), and laboratory management (c. 
20%). This position will reinforce the Biogeosciences laboratory at the 
Institute of Earth Surface Dynamics (www.unil.ch/idyst 

The successful candidate will be involved in teaching at both BSc and 
MSc levels and must be fluent in French (as most of the courses are 
taught in this language) and English. In the MSc in Biogeosciences 
program (www.biogeosciences.ch <http://www.biogeosciences.ch>), the 
following topics will be part of the teaching : global biogeochemical 
cycles, selected topics in advanced biomineralization, and methods for 
studying soils (lab courses). The lecturer will also participate and 
organize field courses and the supervision of Bachelor, Master, and PhD 
students, and will take part in the management of labs at the Institute 
of Earth Surface Dynamics.

Preferably, the candidate must have worked and published in one or more 
of the following fields: soil biogeochemistry, formation and diagenesis 
of terrestrial carbonates, terrestrial carbon cycle. He/she must have an 
excellent experience of fieldwork, particularly in temperate and 
tropical environments.

The position is for two years, but may be renewed for a further two 
years if performance is satisfactory. An appointee who proves to be 
exceptional has the opportunity to demand tenure as a Maître 
d’Enseignement et Recherche (senior lecturer) during his/her second 
period of appointment.

  Deadline: *February* *15, 2015*

Starting date: *September 1^st , 2015,* or to be discussed

Seeking to promote an equitable representation of women and men among 
its staff, the University of Lausanne encourages applications from women.

Appointees must have completed a PhD in Geology, Environmental Science, 
or Physical Geography, with particular expertise in one or more of 
sedimentary petrology, soil science, or the biogeochemistry of 
weathering and should have completed at least one full year in a 
post-doctoral position. We are particularly interested in candidates who 
have demonstrated their capacity in research at the interface of biology 
and geology and who are also committed to both undergraduate teaching 
and post-graduate supervisions.

Applications are to be submitted by e-mail only in a single pdf file to 
the Faculty of Geosciences and Environment (mabgs.gse at unil.ch 
<mailto:mabgs.gse at unil.ch>). It must include a /Curriculum Vitae/ 
including the date of PhD thesis with its title, a list of publications, 
a letter of motivation, the five most significant published papers 
chosen by the candidate, mail and email addresses of three referees.

Further information may be obtained from Prof. Eric Verrecchia, Institut 
des Dynamiques de la Surface Terrestre, IDYST, phone 0041 21 692 4450 or 
by email to eric.verrecchia at unil.ch <mailto:eric.verrecchia at unil.ch>.

Applications must be sent by email to *mabgs.gse at unil.ch 
<mailto:mabgs.gse at unil.ch>.* An automatic reply will acknowledge 
reception of the file. In case of problems, please contact 
tania.sardi at unil.ch <mailto:tania.sardi at unil.ch>.

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