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ASSISTANT (tenure track) or ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR position at the Department of Earth Sciences in the domain of Mineral Resources

Université de Genève
Department of Earth Sciences
Closing Date
WorkplaceGeneva, Lake Geneva region, Switzerland
Start01.02.2019, or upon mutual agreement.

The Faculty of Sciences of the University of Geneva invites applications for:

ASSISTANT (tenure track) or ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR position
at the Department of Earth Sciences
in the domain of Mineral Resources


JOB DESCRIPTION: Applicants are expected to lead a diversified research and teaching program in the field of mineral resources. The successful candidate will implement an ambitious research program addressing the fundamental physical and chemical processes involved in ore forming systems in the Earth’s crust, combining cutting edge analytical methods with field-based projects, ideally in collaboration with the mining industry. The research projects should also aim at developing novel concepts and tools in economic geology, applicable to regional scale fertility evaluation projects, footprint identification of ore-forming systems, and mineral and geochemical vectoring at the mining district scale. Ultimately, the research goals should be driven by the challenge of securing sustainable raw material supply to our society and future generations.

The successful candidate will join a very active Department with a long tradition of research in Economic Geology. The position offers the opportunity to interact with internationally recognized research groups with a diversity of interests in Earth Sciences. The Department of Earth Sciences and its partners at the University of Lausanne provide a full range of outstanding analytical facilities, which allow state-of-the-art research (?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.unige.ch%2Fsciences%2Fterre%2Fen%2F&module=jobs&id=312" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">www.unige.ch/sciences/terre/en/).

ASSIGNMENT: Full-time appointment including teaching and supervision of research projects at the B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. levels in the domain of Mineral Resources. The successful candidate is expected to raise external research funding.


Ph.D. or equivalent. Experience in research supervision and teaching experience according appointment level. The applicants will be able to demonstrate their outstanding research qualifications based on a strong publication record in peer-reviewed international journals.


Application including: Cover letter / Detailed CV together with a list of publications / Copy of highest degrees and/or diploma / Research and teaching statements / List of referees who can later be contacted directly by the search committee. Recommendation letters are not requested for now.

Applications should be submitted exclusively on-line at: https://jobs.unige.ch/www/wd_portal .show_job?p_web_site_id=1&p_web _page_id=33381 before July 31st, 2018 (23:59 Geneva time).

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

Applications from women are particularly welcome.
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