[ES_JOBS_NET] Position in Weathering and Soil Development at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland
jasquelin.pena at unil.ch
Fri Sep 22 13:36:47 MDT 2017
The Faculty of Geosciences and Environment at the University of Lausanne seeks to appoint an Assistant Professor (tenure track) in Weathering and Soil Development at the Institute of Earth Surface Dynamics (IDYST).
The position will focus on processes in the critical zone that link the impact of weathering to the Earth's climate and to the evolution of landscape and biomass. Research approaches that integrate different temporal and spatial scales to identify mechanisms of soil development and the quantification of rates and fluxes involved in weathering processes are highly recommended. We look for a candidate who would complement current expertise in IDYST (Aqueous and Isotope Biogeochemistry, Biogeosciences, Geo- and Thermochronology, Geomorphology) and who has the potential to establish collaborations with the Institute of Earth Sciences and the Institute of Geography and Sustainability.
The University of Lausanne is a higher teaching and research institution composed of seven faculties where approximately 14,300 students and nearly 3,900 collaborators, professors, and researchers work and study. Ideally situated along the lake of Geneva, near Lausanne's city center, its campus brings together over 120 nationalities.
The Faculty of Geosciences and Environment is a dynamic faculty founded in 2003 offering state-of-the-art equipment, incentives for projects and excellent working conditions. It is divided into three research institutes (earth surface processes, earth sciences, and geography and sustainability) that collaborate at the intersection of bio-physico-chemical sciences and social sciences (see www.unil.ch/gse). The Institute of Earth Surface Dynamics focuses on studies of environmental processes at the Earth's surface within four principle domains: the cryosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere and the lithosphere. This includes research topics covering ecology, biogeochemistry, geomorphology and hydrology. There is a significant focus on fundamental science, but with a strong linkage to human impacts, and hence the Anthropocene, notably the human impacts upon aquatic and soil environments.
Further relevant information is available on the websites of the Faculty (www.unil.ch/gse<http://www.unil.ch/gse>), the School of Geosciences and Environment (see www.unil.ch/gse<http://www.unil.ch/gse> under "Ecole des GSE" and the Institute of Earth Surface Dynamics (www.unil.ch/idyst<http://www.unil.ch/idyst>). For specific queries, please contact Prof. René Véron (rene.veron at unil.ch), Dean of the Faculty of Geosciences and Environment and Chair of the Hiring Committee.
Application deadline: October 15th, 2017
The application in Word or PDF file will be taken into account only if sent through this website with all the detailed documents mentioned on this link:
or www.unil.ch/emplois, externe, req ID 11463.
The University of Lausanne seeks to promote an equitable representation of men and women among its staff and strongly encourages applications from women.
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