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Assistant Professor (tenure track) in Hydrology and environmental change

UNIL Faculté des Géosciences
Lausanne, bâtiment Géopolis
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Jan 10, 2023

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The Faculty of Geosciences and the Environment (FGSE) of the University of Lausanne invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Hydrology and environmental change, to be based at the Institute of Earth Surface Dynamics (IDYST).

We are interested in candidates seeking an integrated understanding of anthropogenic effects on the terrestrial water cycle, with a focus on water quality at scales from the local to the regional. The proposed research could, for instance, aim at bridging gaps between surface and subsurface waters, between water quantity and quality or elucidate the influence of extremes (e.g., droughts, flooding, wildfires) on water quality. The investigative approach could, for example, rely on environmental tracers and isotopes; field or laboratory-scale experiments using innovative sensing technology; monitoring; numerical modeling; big data and machine learning. The successful candidate will be expected to develop links with some of the existing research strengths at IDYST, including climate change, soil science, biogeochemistry, aquatic ecosystems, Alpine environments, and remote sensing.  We welcome candidates who are willing to address sustainable water management in the context of the planet boundaries framework, by collaborating with other institutes and University-wide collaborative platforms (e.g., CLIMACT, CIRM, Competence Centre in Sustainability). Support will be provided to allow the successful candidate to successively grow into the position.

Appointment will be at the Assistant Professor level (tenure track) for which the net academic age since the PhD (see below) should be less than 8 years at the advertised starting date. However, we will consider outstanding candidates for direct appointment at the Associate Professor level, particularly if this corresponds with our equal opportunity objectives.

Starting date: 1st of August, 2023 (or to be agreed upon)

Contract length: 2 years renewable twice (6 years). Tenure and promotion to the rank of Associate Professor expected after 5-6 years.

Activity rate: 100 % (or to be agreed upon)

Workplace: University of Lausanne (Géopolis building)

The PDF application in English must be split into several files not larger than 9.9 MB and can only be submitted through this website:




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