Open Position Lecturer in Exogenous
Geology/Sedimentology (non-tenure track, 50-100%)

The Department of Environmental Sciences at the University of Basel invites applications for a non-tenure track lecturer position in Exogenous Geology /Sedimentology.

Level of employment: 50-100%
Possible date of entry: February 2018

Your tasks: The Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Basel, is looking for candidates committed to teaching. The successful candidate is expected to teach basic courses in the broader fields of geology/sedimentology, to supervise undergraduate and graduate students within the frame of the BSc and MSc Geoscience programs, and to organize field excursions and labs. Teaching requirements are 8 lecture hours per week within a preassigned curriculum. Courses at the BSc level are taught in German and German proficiency is a requirement. The successful candidate is also expected to carry out research at an internationally visible level.

Your profile: We are looking for a highly motivated candidate with a solid research background in the broader fields of exogenous geology, and a strong interest and experience in teaching at different levels. A PhD degree in geosciences is required. Preference is given to applications with an expertise in climate/Quaternary geology, general sedimentology, and/or environmental/applied geoscience.

We offer a 100% Research Associate position for up to three years, with a competitive salary and full social benefits. The appointment will be initially for two years, with the possibility of a 1-year extension upon positive review. The Department of Environmental Sciences has a strong focus on environmental/climate geosciences and biogeochemistry, and the successful candidate will be offered full support to successfully contribute to the departmentís research reputation in these and related fields.

Application/contact: Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, a statement of research interests (max. 1 page), a summary of their teaching experience, curriculum vitae and addresses of at least two referees as a single pdf file as early as possible, but not later than November 10, 2017. Questions related to the position should be addressed to Prof. Dr. Christine Alewell (, and applications should be sent to The position remains open until filled.

posted: 18 October 2017     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.