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Professor (tenure track) position in the domain of Physics of Galaxies and Observational Cosmology

University of Geneva
Department of Astronomy

WorkplaceGeneva, Lake Geneva region, Switzerland
Job Start01.11.2020, or upon mutual agreement.

The Faculty of Sciences of the University of Geneva is opening a position of

ASSOCIATE or ASSISTANT PROFESSOR (tenure track) position at the Department of Astronomy in the domain of Physics of Galaxies and Observational Cosmology

INSTITUTE: The Department of Astronomy of the University of Geneva offers a modern and vibrant scientific environment with renowned researchers in the domains of stellar physics, extra-solar planets, galactic and extragalactic astrophysics, observational cosmology and high-energy astrophysics. It hosts a Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research, and is also actively involved in major space missions of the European Space Agency and in instrumentation.


ASSIGNMENT : Full-time appointment including lecturing in the domain of extra-galactic astrophysics (max. 6h/week) at the Bachelor, Master, and post-graduate level, and supervision of Master and PhD theses. The successful candidate is expected to conduct world-class research in the domain of Physics of Galaxies and Observational Cosmology and attract external funding. Persons with vigorous observational projects and possible implications in the development of instrumentation are encouraged.


  • PhD or equivalent.
  • Experience in research supervision and teaching.
  • Publications in high-ranked international journals.

Contact and Address

Applications must include the following documents :

  • Cover letter
  • Detailed CV together with a list of publications
  • Copy of highest degrees/diploma
  • Research and teaching statements
  • List of referees who can later be contacted directly by the search committee.
Recommendation letters are not requested at this stage.

Applications should exclusively be submitted on-line, following the « Postuler/Apply now » link below before 01.07.2020 (0:00 Geneva time) heure à Genève). APPLICATIONS SENT BY EMAIL SHALL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Complementary information may be obtained from the Dean of the Faculty of Sciences at the following e-mail address, scienceopeningsunige.ch .


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