The Centre for Hydrogeology and Geothermics of the University of Neuchâtel (CHYN) is a leading center for research and education in the field of groundwater and geothermics. It offers a stimulating research environment with about 50 collaborators. The candidates will benefit from a comprehensive pool of field and laboratory equipment, access to state-of-the-art modelling and computational infrastructure. The CHYN is looking for a

Senior Lecturer (Maître Assistant) in Hydrogeology/Geothermics

The candidate has a Ph.D. in the field of Hydrogeology or Geothermics. He or she holds a Master of Sciences in Earth Sciences or related disciplines (e.g. Civil, or Environmental Engineering). The candidate has a strong interest in collaborative research at the frontier between hydrogeology / geothermics and other fields such as geology, environmental sciences, water resources management, etc. Possible interactions with some of the existing research domains in the group (see are strongly encouraged.

The candidate is expected to give introductory lectures in the field of earth sciences, supervise lab sessions, and field courses for BSc and MSc students. The acquisition of competitive funds (e.g. Swiss National Science Foundation) is expected.


  • Ph.D. in Hydrogeology or Geothermics and MSc in Earth Sciences or related fields
  • Proven ability to teach and conduct independent research at an international level
  • A strong publication track record in high-ranking journals


  • 75 % position (can be extended to 100 % with external contracts)
  • The initial appointment is for 4 years - it can be renewed once for 2 years.
  • Teaching at the Bachelor level should be given in French

Starting date 1st of October 2020.


The application should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a statement of teaching and research achievements as well as the contact information of two referees. The application should be addressed to Prof. Philip Brunner as a single pdf file and sent to The subject line must mention "MA-position 2020".

Reviewing of applications starts now. The deadline for application is 30 June, but the position might already be filled before if a suitable candidate is found.

posted: 05 June 2020     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.