The Faculty of Geosciences and Environment at the University of Lausanne is opening a position of Assistant Professor of Human Geography in the area of urban and regional development from a sustainability perspective.
Starting date: 01.08.2017
Activity rate: 100
Place: University of Lausanne, Faculty of Geosciences and Environment, Institute of Geography and Sustainability, Geopolis Building
Reference: Offre n°3941
Announcement : 08.07.2016
Description of tasks
The successful candidate is expected to reinforce the research group in urban studies at the Institute of Geography and Sustainability, she or he will teach courses in human geography at the bachelor level and contribute to the specialization in sustainable urban and spatial planning in the master’s program in Geography.
The area of urban and regional development needs to be understood in terms of processes (material, non-material, decision-making), models (e.g., theories of urban planning), actors (residents, investors, developers and public authorities) and infrastructures (physical, environmental and social).
Candidates need to demonstrate an ability to conduct research of high quality, to obtain competitive research grants and to publish in international scholarly journals in the area of urban and regional development from a sustainability perspective. An aptitude for teaching and for supervising master’s and doctoral theses is required. Moreover, candidates need to demonstrate an interest for institutional contexts and for theoretically informed empirical research. A good command of both French and English is desirable. If French is not the native language, the ability to teach in French has to be acquired within two years of the appointment.
Applications are to be submitted by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. An automated acknowledgement of receipt will be sent to all applicants. Please note that the maximum file size that can be received by the University of Lausanne e-mail system is 30 Mb. Larger files should be split and sent separately. If you encounter technical problems, please contact Ms. Lise Reymond (email@example.com).
The application package must include:
– a cover letter,
– a full Curriculum Vitae, including academic and professional background, date and title of the PhD thesis, a list of publications and research presentations, the research projects in which the candidate has participated, a list of university courses taught and of dissertations and theses supervised,
– a statement of research and teaching goals and interests (not exceeding 4 pages),
– reprints of the five most significant publications,
– the names and contact information of five referees.
For additional information, please contact Prof. René Véron (firstname.lastname@example.org), Dean-elect of the Faculty of Geosciences and Environment and Professor at the Institute of Geography and Sustainability.
The appointment is expected to be at the rank of Assistant Professor, tenure track (possibility of promotion to Associate Professor within 5-6 years). An appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor may be considered for more advanced candidates if in accordance with the Faculty’s policies on equal opportunities and faculty renewal.
Seeking to promote an equitable representation of men and women among its staff, the University encourages applications from women.
Delay of application: 30.09.2016
Doyen désigné FGSE
René Véron email@example.com
Secrétaire du Décanat
Lise Reymond firstname.lastname@example.org