Closing Date
WorkplaceGeneva, Lake Geneva region, Switzerland
Occupation rate
Job StartSeptember 1st, 2022, or as agreed

The Department of Earth Science, Faculty of Science of the University of Geneva, Switzerland, has an opening for a position as


INSTITUTION: The University of Geneva is a higher teaching and research institution with in excess of 17’000 students from 150 countries studying in the core of the city in a dynamic and international environment. Our University offers more than 500 programmes including 136 Bachelor and Master degrees and 87 doctoral schools covering a wide variety of fields from social sciences and humanities to the sciences. The quality of research and teaching of our institution is demonstrated by the presence of a number of excellence centres and Nobel prices.

The Department of Earth Science offers a highly dynamic and stimulating research environment. Through its association with the Department F.-A. Forel for Environmental and Aquatic Sciences, and with the Institute of Earth Sciences at the University of Lausanne in the frame of the Lemanic School of Earth Sciences, it benefits of outstanding analytical and research facilities (?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">

PRESENTATION: The Faculty of Science of the University of Geneva invites applications for a
professorship in Limnogeology and Global Changes, to be based in the Department of Earth Sciences.

We are looking for a candidate who will focus on lacustrine and marine sedimentary records to develop a creative and original research program on paleoenvironmental changes resulting from climate and human forcing on the Earth system. Possible domains of expertise include, but are not limited to: sedimentology, geophysical/geochemical field data acquisition, quantitative analysis of paleoclimate data, chemical/organic proxy methods, records of past climates and (deep)biosphere changes. The ideal candidate should have a strong background in geology, and participation in international programs such as ICDP/IODP would be an advantage.


Appointment will be at the Assistant Professor level (tenure track).

Contract length: 6 years. Tenure and promotion to the rank of Associate Professor expected after 5-6 years, leading to further 4 year contract, renewable.

Workplace: University of Geneva (Department of Earth Sciences)

Duties include teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level (limnogeology, paleoclimatology, paleoceanography, sedimentology), including field courses (geology, field data acquisition). Moreover, the successful candidate will supervise masters’ and doctoral theses, will have to fulfil management and organizational duties within the institution.


PhD degree or equivalent.

Candidates must demonstrate a capacity and potential to undertake high quality research, to obtain
competitive research funding, and to publish in peer-reviewed top international research journals. A
demonstrated potential for teaching and for supervising master and doctoral theses is required.
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.

Contact and Address

Applications should be submitted exclusively on-line to the following address: before August 31 st, 2021 (23:59 Geneva time). APPLICATIONS SENT BY EMAIL SHALL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Applications should include:
• a cover letter explaining the reasons for applying (max. 0.5 page).
• a full Curriculum Vitae, including previous employment and university training, the date and title
of the doctoral thesis, publications, conference presentations / invited lectures, classes taught,
and student research supervised.
• a research statement, describing the research the candidate intends to develop (max. 4 pages)
• a teaching statement, describing the candidate’s teaching approach, intentions for teaching and
his or her potential contribution to our teaching programs (max. 2 pages).
• PDFs of the three most significant publications.
• the names and contact information of five referees.

Complementary information may be obtained at the following e-mail address:

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To promote an equitable representation of men and women among its staff, the Department of Earth Sciences encourage applications from women and aims at short-listing at least 50% female applicants. The Call will remain open until this objective is fulfilled.

The University’s strategy regarding equal opportunity, specifically with respect to the recruitment of professors, is described in the university’s action plan for equality 2017-2020, in particular chapter 3.3.2. Candidates are expressly invited to consult this document here:


In your application, please refer to and reference JobID 52028.