The Institute of Geological Sciences (IfG: www.geo.unibe.ch) at the Faculty of Science of the University of Bern is looking to hire a person who will build a versatile research program in rock-water interaction processes, from the upper crust to the shallow subsurface, using an analytical and/or experimental approach. The candidate is expected to collaborate with the existing third-party funded research team at the IfG on the topics of reactive transport, nuclear waste disposals, geo-energy or carbon sequestration, as well as with industry and government partners. Candidates need to show a track record of academic excellence and leadership qualities. Candidates should hold a PhD in Earth Sciences or related field.
We expect a commitment to teaching with participation to various courses of our curriculum. At the IfG, classes are taught in German at the BSc level and English at the MSc level, and the candidate is expected to be able to teach in German after three years.
The IfG and the University of Bern offer an interdisciplinary and stimulating research environment and state-of-the-art research infrastructure. The professor is expected to actively collaborate with researchers at the IfG, across the University (Centre for Space and Habitability, or the Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research), as well as nationally and internationally.
The application should include a letter of motivation, CV, research plan, publication list, description of prior teaching experience, list of competitive funding, teaching philosophy and a description of service to the community and outreach. The completed questionnaire (www.geo.unibe.ch/rwi) must be included in the application. The application documents (single pdf-file plus questionnaire) are to be submitted electronically by 31 July 2021 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We encourage women to apply for the position. The University of Bern has set the aim of increasing the percentage of women in leading academic positions. The University of Bern is an equal opportunity and family friendly employer and supports flexible hiring solutions. Job sharing is an option.
The start date of employment is 1 Feb. 2023. In case of appointment as Assistant Professor tenure track, the transition to a permanent position of Associate Professor takes effect following an evaluation.
For further information please contact Flavio Anselmetti (email@example.com).
About University of Bern
The Institute of Geological Sciences at the University of Bern is recognized internationally for its fundamental research into the origin and evolution of the earth and for its applied research into natural hazards, mineral resources, geoenergies and geological disposal of waste. To understand the underlying natural phenomena we perform field work throughout the world, we analyse samples in our state-of-the-art laboratories, we perform experiments to reproduce natural phenomena and we link these findings through computer modelling.
We offer a 3-year Bachelor curriculum in Earth Sciences that combines lectures, seminars, excursions and field work in a collaborative atmosphere with individual supervision. In our 2-year Master curriculum, taught in conjunction with the University of Fribourg, students can follow their interests and specialize in various subdisciplines of Earth Science. Our graduates find employment in a wide spectrum of industries, government agencies and research institutions.