Assistant Professor (tenure track) in Societal Challenges of Climate Change Impacts

Posted on Jul 9, 2019 by Université de Lausanne - Faculté des géosciences et de l'environnement

Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland
1 Aug 2020
Annual Salary

Assistant Professor (tenure track) in Societal Challenges of Climate Change Impacts

The Faculty of Geosciences and the Environment (FGSE) of the University of Lausanne invites applications for a professorship in Societal Challenges of Climate Change Impacts, to be based at the Institute of Geography and Sustainability (IGD).

We are looking for an excellent candidate with a background in the social sciences or humanities, working on the societal challenges raised byclimate change, across a variety of spatial scales, perspectives, actors, and/or practices. Candidates should demonstrate research expertise in at least one of the following area2: spatial and/or intergenerational climate justice; adaptation strategies; territorial impacts of climate change and responses to climate risks; complex dynamics of knowledge, beliefs, and institutions in connection to climate issues. Candidates should demonstrate the capacity to develop interdisciplinary projects with earth and environmental scientists working on climate change, within the FGSE and beyond.

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 (max. 4 pages), a teaching statement (max. 2 pages), PDFs of the three most significant publications and a one page assessment of their combined contribution to research, and the names and contact information of five referees. For further information, contact Prof. Frédéric Herman, Dean of the FGSE (

Application deadline: September 25th, 2019

(23:59 Swiss time GMT+1)

The application in PDF must be shared in several document not bigger than 9.9 MB and will be considered only if sent through this website where you find a full description of the position:

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