A full-time permanent lectureship in remote sensing and general geology is expected to open at the University
of Lorraine in 2021. The lecturer will join the teaching team of the National School of Geology (Ecole Nationale
supérieure de Géologie, ENSG). The prestigious Nancy School of Geology offers a blended education at Masters
level in applied geosciences and engineering sciences with about 120 graduates per year. The School works
closely with industrial and research partners in all domains of geosciences and applied geoscience. The
recruited lecturer will join a team of 39 academic staff supported by a strong administration. He/she will
conduct his/her research in the CRPG research laboratory, which belongs to the OTELO Earth Sciences
Observatory of the University of Lorraine. OTELO represents the second largest pole of research in geoscience
in France with more than 450 staff and a research budget of more than 15 million euros.
The lecturer will be responsible for teaching remote sensing, physical methods in remote sensing, spatial
geodesy, image processing and geomatics (advanced undergraduate and Master level). Expertise in teaching
general geology in the field and classroom is also essential. Involvement in the teaching of one or more of the
following areas is required: structural geology, tectonics, surface processes, magmatism, basin analysis, signal
processing, geophysics, and/or numerical methods. The successful candidate must demonstrate the ambition
and ability to develop an innovative teaching program in remote sensing applied to geosciences. The person
recruited will participate in the collective administrative and management tasks of the ENSG.
Lecturer will conduct his/her research at the Centre for Petrographic and Geochemical Research (CRPG), which
is a jointly affiliated to the CNRS-Institute of Universe Sciences (INSU) and to the University of Lorraine. The
CRPG belongs to the Deep Earth, and Surfaces and Continental Interfaces divisions of the INSU. Candidates are
expected to propose a strong research project in the fields of remote sensing applied to the study of surface
deformation of our planet (tectonics, gravitational, volcanological) and/or surface processes (erosion,
sedimentation, glacial flow, subsidence) in connection with the research team "Tectonics, Erosion and
Evolution of Relief". This research can be methodological and/or related to more applied aspects of remote
sensing. Methods can also range from spatial geodesy to drone telemetry and altimetry, lidar in particular to
monitor deformation of the Earth's surface and to develop a quantitative understanding of geological or
geomorphological objects and processes. In addition, the candidate can develop research activities in relation
to other CRPG research themes, whether in planetary remote sensing (with the "Formation and Evolution of
the Solar System and Planets" team) or in remote sensing applied to the environment, including the cryosphere
and the atmosphere (with the "Cycles, Atmosphere, Climates" team) or in magmatism/volcanology (with the
"Magmas and Deep Fluids" team). Capacity to acquire competitive research funding and to develop effective
interdisciplinary collaborations and international partnerships are also required for this position.
- PhD in remote sensing applied in Earth Sciences or related fields. A Masters in a field of Earth Sciences would be an advantage.
- Proven ability to teach and to conduct independent research at an international level
- A strong publication track record in high-ranking journals
- This is a full-time position that will become permanent after a trial period of one year.
- The standard teaching duty of 192 contact hours per year is attached to this post. Teaching is usually in French but can be flexible.
- Starting date, 1 September 2021
Applications and enquiries
The post will be officially confirmed and advertised early in 2021. The application procedure will be published
by the University of Lorraine. Interested candidates are strongly encouraged to make contact as soon as
possible with the persons listed below.
Judith Sausse, Director of the ENSG
+33 3 83 59 64 00 – Judith Sausse@uni-lorraine.fr
Mary FORD, Director of the CRPG
+33 3 83 59 4878 - email@example.com
Jérôme Lavé co-leader of the research Team TEER at the CRPG
+33 383 59 42 43 – Jerome.firstname.lastname@example.org
Julien Charreau co-leader of the research Team TEER at the CRPG
+33 383 59 42 45 – email@example.com
ENSG website: http://ensg.univ-lorraine.fr/
CRPG website: http://www.crpg.cnrs-nancy.fr/