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Professorship in Geoecology (open rank)

As of August 2017 we are seeking a scientist who is able to establish a strong record of innovative research of high impact in the broader fields of Geoecology, including biogeography and environmental microbiology. The successful candidate will help to further develop and strengthen research and teaching within the Department of Environmental Sciences (

The successful candidate will have shown potential for excellent research contributions, and will have demonstrated internationally recognized scholarly activities, including a strong record of externally funded research. He/she is expected to study links between natural community structure and ecosystem properties/functioning under the influence of climate and/or land-use change. Preference is given to candidates with proven capacity to combine ecological, molecular, and geochemical approaches. Candidates with experience with studying biodiversity on multiple spatio-temporal scales in a wide range of environments are particularly encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate is expected to teach at the BSc and MSc level within both the Geoscience and Biology programs, and to help expand and further develop the curriculum of our department. Engagement with colleagues at the University of Basel/ Department of Environmental Sciences within the frame of existing and future research programs is desired. The University of Basel is an equal opportunity and family-friendly employer committed to excellence through diversity. To increase the number of women in leading academic positions, the university strongly encourages applications from women.

Applications (including CV, list of publications, letter of motivation, and a statement of research and teaching interests) should be sent by e-mail as one pdf-file to Prof. Dr. Jörg Schibler, Dean of the Faculty of Science, University of Basel, Klingelbergstrasse 50, 4056 Basel, Switzerland, at Please address requests for further information to Prof. Dr. Christine Alewell ( The application deadline is 30 November 2016.

posted: 27 September 2016     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.