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Professor in statistics in psychology

Closing Date
Workplace1015, Bâtiment Geopolis 1, Lake Geneva region, Switzerland


Contract length : tenure track assistant professor: 2 years, renewable twice (6 years in total), associate professor : 6 years renewable
Occupation rate
Job Start01.08.2020

UNIL is a leading international teaching and research institution, with over 5,000 employees and 15,500 students split between its Dorigny campus, CHUV and Epalinges. As an employer, UNIL encourages excellence, individual recognition and responsibility.

In order to complete our team, the Faculty of social and political sciences and the Institute of psychology are looking for a


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Teaching (45%)

Six hours of teaching a week, throughout the year, at Bachelor (BA) and Master (MA) levels, determined in accordance with institutional requirements, including:

  • Intermediate lecture course + practical workshop in Statistics II in psychology (BA level, 56 hours, 6 ECTS);
  • Advanced lecture course + practical workshop in Statistics III in psychology (BA level, 56 hours, 6 ECTS);
  • Lecture course on a topic to be determined according to the candidate’s area of specialisation (MA level, 28 hours, 3 ECTS);
  • Seminar on quantitative research methods (MA level, 28 hours, 3 ECTS).

Supervision of MA dissertations and PhD theses.

Research (45%)

The post-holder will be expected to pursue their own research and to collaborate with members of the Institute of Psychology (IP) on joint research projects. S/he will contribute to the development of a statistical consulting and data analysis service for members of the Institute of Psychology. S/he will be expected to produce high-quality academic publications.

S/he will seek external funding, in particular from the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF).

Administrative responsibilities (10%)

In accordance with statutory requirements and in the name of collegiality, the post-holder will take on any administrative tasks that may be assigned to them by the Institute, Faculty, University or university decision-making bodies.


  • Doctorate in psychology, statistics or equivalent;
  • Good academic teaching record in the field of statistics in psychology;
  • Wide-ranging experience of collaboration with psychology research teams;
  • Practical experience of statistical consulting;
  • Proven research record of applied statistical methods in psychology;
  • Good international networks.

We offer

We offer a nice working place in a multicultural, diverse and dynamic academic environment. Opportunities for professional training, a lot of activities and other benefits to discover.

UNIL is committed to promoting gender equality and diversity and strongly encourages applications from female candidates.
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Contact and Address

Candidates are invited to submit their application in PDF format via the online recruitment system containing a cover letter, academic CV (including list of publications), copies of diplomas and qualifications and five main publications. Only applications submitted via the online system will be considered.

References: maximum three contact names with e-mail addresses are sufficient. There is no need to solicit them at this stage of the application; we will do it if necessary.


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