The University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland, invites applications for a position of

Full Professor in Experimental Geothermics

Job description: The successful candidate will teach various courses at Bachelor's and Master's levels at the Faculty of Science (7 hours/week over the whole year). He/she will also supervise Master's and PhD dissertations. He/she will conduct high-level international research on experimental aspects of deep geothermics and alternate underground exploitation (e.g. heat storage) that complements existing strengths in numerical modeling. Experts in geological and geomechanical characterization of fractured reservoirs and stimulated systems at intermediate/large depths are encouraged to apply. Research should focus on key hydro-and thermo-mechanical reservoir processes using experimental approaches in underground laboratories and full-scale geothermal projects. The successful candidate has a proven funding record with experience in collaborating with industry partners to facilitate technology transfer, and she/he is expected to collaborate with local, national and international partners.

Requirements: Applicants must hold a doctorate in geology/Earth Sciences, and have strong teaching skills.

Starting date: February 1st, 2020 or to be agreed.

Application deadline: September 30th, 2019.

Applications should be uploaded at (ref. FS-GéothermExp) in the form of a single PDF file, including a letter of motivation, a CV documenting full teaching and research experience, a list of publications, copies of diplomas and a list of experts able to assess the candidate's competence (with at least three names with e-mails address). The candidate is also invited to present a statement (three pages max.) of teaching and research interests, his/her scientific approach to the domain, and projects that he/she intends to undertake at Neuchâtel.

Further information can be obtained by contacting the Head of the Hiring Committee Prof. Daniel Hunkeler or the Dean of the Faculty, Prof. Pascal Felber (, as well as by visiting the Faculty website at

The University of Neuchâtel is committed to providing nondiscriminatory working conditions.

posted: 20 June 2019     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.