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Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) or Associate Professor in Experimental Psychology

Workplace1015, Bâtiment Géopolis, Quartier Unil-Mouline, Lake Geneva region, Switzerland


Assistant Professor Tenure Track: 2 years, renewable twice, Associate Professor: 6 years, renewable
Occupation rate
Job Start01.08.2024

UNIL is a leading international teaching and research institution, with over 5,000 employees and 17,000 students split between its Dorigny campus, CHUV and Epalinges. As an employer, UNIL encourages excellence, individual recognition and responsibility.

The Faculty of Social and Political Sciences and the Institute of Psychology (IP) wishes to expand its team by recruiting a



In your functions, you will have to :

Teaching (45%)
Six hours a week of teaching throughout the year in French, at Bachelor’s and Master’s level. Additionally supervision of Master’s dissertations and PhD theses.

Research (45%)
The post-holder will pursue their own research programme in affective, motivational or cognitive psychology.

They will be expected to produce high-quality publications in international journals.

The post-holder will be an active member of the Institute of Psychology (IP) and will participate in the academic activities of the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences.
They 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.


In order to complete our team, we are looking for someone with the following skills :
  • PhD in psychology or equivalent qualification;
  • Academic teaching experience;
  • Proven research record in the field of affective, emotional or cognitive sciences;
  • Expertise in psychological research methodology, particularly quantitative experimental methods;
  • Good international networks;
  • Language proficiency in French and English.

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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UNIL supports early career researchers.
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Recruitment process and conditions of Employment for a full or associate Professor.

Contact and Address

Deadline for applications: 30.04.2023

Candidates are invited to submit their application via the online recruitment platform in PDF format, including:
  • A cover letter
  • An academic CV, including a full list of publications,
  • A copy of all diplomas and qualifications,
  • A selection of five publications in PDF format.
Only applications submitted via the online system will be considered.

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

Further information can be obtained from Prof. Eva G. T. Green (Eva.Greenunil.ch).



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