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Associate Professor in Tectonophysics of Orogenic Processes

Associate Professor in Tectonophysics of Orogenic Processes


The Faculty of Geosciences and the Environment (FGSE) of the University of Lausanne in Switzerland


Lausanne, Switzerland


Full time



Preferred education

Application deadline
22 August 2019

20 June 2019

Job description

The Faculty of Geosciences and the Environment (FGSE) of the University of Lausanne invites applications for a professorship in Tectonophysics of Orogenic Processes, to be based in the Institute of Earth Sciences (ISTE).

We are looking for an excellent candidate interested in the tectonophysics of mountain building processes to strengthen and complement the research foci of the FGSE on orogenic processes and geocomputing. The ideal candidate will use various geophysical methods such as seismology, gravimetry, and/or remote sensing to investigate mountain belts, preferentially focusing on the Alps and the Himalayas. We are particularly interested in candidates who integrate field observations and computational models. Areas of interests will cover the role of tectonic activity on lithospheric deformation processes, including the interactions between sub-surface and surface processes, such as those that affect human environments.

The successful candidate will actively participate in the research activities of the Institute of Earth Sciences, will teach in the Bachelor of Geosciences and Environment and in relevant Masters taught by the FGSE, and will supervise masters and doctoral students.

Appointment will be at the Associate Professor level. However, exceptionally, we will consider outstanding candidates for direct appointment to the Full Professor level, notably if this corresponds with our equal opportunity objectives.

How to apply

The application should include a cover letter (max 0.5 page), a full Curriculum Vitae, a research statement (max. 4 pages), a teaching statement (max. 2 pages), PDFs of the three most significant publications, and the names and contact information of five referees. For further information, contact Prof. Frédéric Herman, Dean of the FGSE (

Application deadline: August 22nd, 2019 (23:59 Swiss time GMT+1)

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