Tenure track Assistant Professor in Development Practice

University of Lausanne - Institute of Geography and Sustainability

The Faculty of Geosciences and the Environment (FGSE) of the University of Lausanne invites applications for a

Assistant professor tenure track at 60-80% in development practice

to be housed in the Institute of Geography and Sustainability(IGD). 

We are looking for a researcher in the social sciences with a focus in international development and the environment.  In order to complement the IGD’s existing expertise and our needs in terms of teaching, we seek a candidate with a foot in the applied domain, for instance through employment, collaboration or consulting with development agencies.  The 20-40% of time left open should permit the candidate to continue or develop his or her extra-university activities in this domain. 

Information
Appointment will be at the Assistant Professor level (tenure track), with Associate Professor status achieved within 5-6 years. However, exceptionally, we will consider outstanding candidates for direct appointment to the Associate Professor level, notably if this corresponds with our gender equity objectives. The FGSE’s strategy regarding gender equity, specifically with respect to the recruitment of professors, is described in point 2.2 of the FGSE’s Plan of action in favor of the equality of chances between women and men 2017-2020.  Candidates are expressly invited to consult this document at the following website: www.unil.ch/gse/home/menuinst/administration/commissions/egalite.html.

Expected start date in position : August 1st, 2018or to be agreed upon

Contract length : 6 years, tenure and promotion to the rank of Associate Professor expected after 5-6 years

Activity rate : 60 % to 80 %

Workplace : University of Lausanne, quartier Mouline, Geopolis building 

Your responsibilities
The successful candidate will join the research group “Development, societies, environments” within the IGD.  The position requires an interest in teaching as well as the ability to supervise masters and doctoral students.  The successful candidate will teach in human geography at the Bachelor level.  He or she will contribute to the Masters in Geography, specialisation “Development and environment”, by teaching courses on the conception and evaluation of projects and introduction to international development practice. 

Your qualifications
The successful candidate should have specific expertise in one (or several) of the topical areas covered by the IGD or the other institutes of the FGSE, for instance: disaster risk reduction, urban ecology, agroecology/agroeconomy, water resources management, biodiversity conservation, or heritage protection. The candidates must demonstrate a capacity to undertake quality research, to obtain competitive research funding, and to publish in peer-reviewed international research journals in the field of development. 

A good command of both French and English language is preferable. If French is not the native language, teaching ability in French has to be acquired within two years of the appointment. The University provides language courses to aid with this acquisition. 

Your application 

Deadline: September 30th, 2017

Only applications in Word of PDF through this website will be taken into account and all details can be found on this link:https://career012.successfactors.eu/career?career%5fns=job%5flisting&company=universitdP&navBarLevel=JOB%5fSEARCH&rcm%5fsite%5flocale=en%5fUS&site=VjItQWt5MjVDbnNGNGlkV21MMFpPZDkrdz09&career_job_req_id=11062&selected_lang=en_US&jobAlertController_jobAlertId=&jobAlertController_jobAlertName=&_s.crb=SQ%2bJVZkRGoAstyVJLBU1x6TbXQ8%3d

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