Assistant/Associate Professorship in Hydrogeology

The Department of Environmental Sciences at the Faculty of Science (DUW), University of Basel, jointly with the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship or a tenured associate professorship in Hydrogeology.

Your position

The new professor will be expected to develop and strengthen an internationally visible research program in hydrogeological sciences within the Department of Environmental Sciences ( and Eawag (, on topics related to the sustainable use of water resources, groundwater protection on different spatial scales, and/or hydrological aspects of urban environments. We specifically seek candidates who combine novel field and modelling approaches to study transport processes/hydrodynamics in groundwater aquifers, with a strong background in applied geology and geochemistry, and interest also in regional hydrogeological aspects. Research activities may focus on reactive transport modelling and the development and application of innovative tracers in hydrogeological studies, contamination of aquifers, aspects of groundwater renewal processes and surface/groundwater interactions, ecohydrological aspects, and/or the management of water and other resources in groundwater aquifers.

The professorship is located at Basel, but will be jointly affiliated with the Department of Water Resources and Drinking water at Eawag in Dübendorf, providing access to Eawag's facilities and resources. The new professor will head the Applied and Environmental Geology service unit (AUG) within the DUW. Interest in scientific collaboration with local authorities is highly desired.

The future professor is expected to teach both at the undergraduate and graduate level at the University of Basel, and to help expand and further develop the curriculum within the geoscience programs at our department.

Your profile

Applicants should hold a PhD in Hydrogeology, Geology, or a related field, and have an excellent track record of research activities and publications. We particularly welcome applications by candidates with experience in a range of different hydrogeological approaches and able to combine applied and basic hydrogeological research with other environmental sciences in an interdisciplinary context.

We offer you

The Department of Environmental Sciences at the University of Basel investigates the complex interactions between biosphere, geosphere and anthroposphere, and provides excellent research and teaching conditions in a stimulating and vibrant environment. It maintains a wide range of collaborations with other departments of the University of Basel, and is part of national and international networks involving other high-profile research institutions. The University of Basel is an equal opportunity, family-friendly employer and encourages applications from female candidates.

Application / Contact

Applications (including CV, a list of publications, a letter of motivation, and a statement of research and teaching interests) should be addressed to Prof. Dr. Marcel Mayor, Dean of the Faculty of Science, University of Basel, Klingelbergstrasse 50, 4056 Basel, Switzerland and submitted online as one single PDF, through the following link:

Requests for further information may be addressed to: Prof. Dr. Moritz Lehmann, Head of the Department of Environmental Science, University of Basel (

The deadline for receipt of applications is 28 February 2021.

posted: 06 January 2021     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.