TWO PROFESSORSHIPS (Assistant level tenure track) AT THE DEPARTMENT OF EARTH SCIENCES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF GENEVA

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR (Tenure track) in GEOCHRONOLOGY AND GEOCHEMISTRY

The Department of Earth Sciences of the University of Geneva and its partners at the University of Lausanne provide a full range of outstanding analytical facilities, which allow state-of-the-art research. These existing infrastructures and the available expertise will provide a solid base to start constructing a new geochemistry group.

Job description: Applicants are expected to develop a diversified research and teaching program in the field of geochronology and geochemistry. The successful candidate will combine fieldwork with cutting edge analytics to develop an innovative research program focusing on but not limited to establishing the temporal framework of processes controlling the geochemical evolution of geological systems at all scales. The Department of Earth Sciences of the University of Geneva has a long tradition of excellence in geochronology and the study of deep time. We seek a candidate that will merge tradition and innovation to build a group that will project geochronology and geochemistry into the future.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR (Tenure track) in LIMNOGEOLOGY AND GLOBAL CHANGES

The Department of Earth Sciences offers a highly dynamic and stimulating research environment. Through its association with the Department F.-A. Forel for Environmental and Aquatic Sciences, and with the Institute of Earth Sciences at the University of Lausanne in the frame of the Lemanic School of Earth Sciences, it benefits of outstanding analytical and research facilities.

Job description: We are looking for a candidate who will focus on lacustrine and marine sedimentary records to develop a creative and original research program on paleoenvironmental changes resulting from climate and human forcing on the Earth system. Possible domains of expertise include, but are not limited to: sedimentology, geophysical/geochemical field data acquisition, quantitative analysis of paleoclimate data, chemical/organic proxy methods, records of past climates and (deep)biosphere changes. The ideal candidate should have a strong background in geology, and participation in international programs such as ICDP/IODP would be an advantage.

INFORMATION VALID FOR BOTH POSITIONS

Both appointments will be at the Assistant Professor level (tenure track). Contract length: 6 years. Tenure and promotion to the rank of Associate Professor expected after 5-6 years, leading to further 4 year contract, renewable. Activity rate: 100 % Workplace: University of Geneva (Department of Earth Sciences) Duties include teaching and supervision of research projects at the B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. levels in the domain of geochemistry. The successful candidate is expected to raise external research funding and will have to fulfil management and organizational duties within the institution.

REQUIREMENTS:

PhD degree or equivalent.

Candidates must demonstrate a capacity and potential to undertake high quality research, to obtain competitive research funding, and to publish in peer-reviewed top international research journals. A demonstrated potential for teaching and for supervising master and doctoral theses is required.

A good command of both French and English languages is preferable. If French is not the native language, teaching ability in French has to be acquired within one year of the appointment.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY:

To promote an equitable representation of men and women among its staff, the Department of Earth Sciences encourage applications from women and aims at short-listing at least 50% female applicants.The Call will remain open until this objective is fulfilled.

The University's strategy regarding equal opportunity, specifically with respect to the recruitment of professors, is described in the university's action plan for equality 2017-2020, in particular chapter 3.3.2. Candidates are expressly invited to consult this document here: https://www.unige.ch/rectorat/egalite/files/7514/8792/8390/PAE_2017-2020UNIGE_WEB.pdf

Applications should include:

  • Cover letter
  • Detailed CV together with a list of publications
  • Copy of highest degrees/diploma
  • Research and teaching statements
  • List of referees who can later be contacted directly by the search committee. Recommendation letters are not requested for now.

Applications should be submitted exclusively on-line by clicking on the following box: Apply now before August 31st, 2021 (23:59 Geneva time). APPLICATIONS SENT BY EMAIL SHALL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Complementary information may be obtained at the following e-mail address: scienceopenings@unige.ch.

posted: 29 March 2021     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.