Assistant Professor (tenure track) of interactions between atmospheric and Earth surface processes

The Faculty of Geosciences and the Environment (FGSE) of the University of Lausanne invites applications for a professorship on the interactions between atmospheric and Earth surface processes, to be based in the Institute of Earth Surface Dynamics (IDYST).

We are looking for an atmospheric scientist in the broad fields of anthropogenic climate change, decadal and centennial-scale variability. We are particularly interested in candidates who can bring an understanding of local and regional climate impacts on Earth and Environmental processes, and the proxies used to study them. We seek someone who has a deep understanding of physical climate processes through modeling, observations and/or theory. This position is envisioned to bridge across emerging topics and expertise within the climate change dimension. Engagement in interdisciplinary projects with the social sciences and humanities is encouraged.

The successful candidate will actively participate in the research activities of the Institute of Earth Surface Dynamics, will teach in the Bachelor of Geosciences and Environment and Masters programs 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 (max. 1 page), 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 statement on the personal contribution to each, and the names and contact information of five referees.

For further information, contact Prof. Frédéric Herman, Dean of the FGSE (

Application deadline: September 30th, 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: or -> Jobs -> search Atmospheric

posted: 08 July 2019     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.