Full professorship in Economics of the Environment

The Faculty of Geosciences and Environment at the University of Lausanne invites applications for a full professorship in economics of the environment with a focus on ecological economics. A specialization in ecological macroeconomics (including issues such as “Prosperity without Growth”), institutional economics, natural resources and environmental economics (natural heritage, ecosystem budgets), or development studies would be an asset. The successful candidate is expected to strengthen and complement existing centres of competence of the Faculty in the areas of development studies, political ecology, industrial ecology, environmental philosophy, and ethics, or geography.

The successful candidate will teach on the bachelor, master and PhD levels. He/she is expected to build up and lead a vigorous, internationally recognized research program attracting external funding.

Appointment is expected on the full professor level, but hiring at a tenure-track assistant professor level with full professor status within 5-6 years is possible for exceptional young scientists. The University of Lausanne is an equal opportunity employer. Applications from women are particularly encouraged.

Application deadline: November 18, 2011

Starting date: August 1, 2012 (or to be agreed upon)

Applications are to be submitted both by e-mail and by paper copy to the Dean of the Faculty of Geosciences and Environment. The application material should include

  • a letter explaining the reasons for applying
  • a Curriculum Vitae including the date of birth and the date of thesis with its title
  • a list of publications
  • a statement of research and teaching goals and interest (not exceeding 3 pages)
  • reprints of the five most significant publications
  • the names and contact information of five referees.

Further information is available on the Faculty website: http://www.unil.ch/gse

For any specific enquiries, please contact: Prof. Jean Ruegg (doyen.gse@unil.ch), Dean of the Faculty

The application should be sent electronically to: doyen.gse@unil.ch

A hard copy should be posted to: Doyen de la Faculté des géosciences et de l’environnement, Université de Lausanne,

Bâtiment Amphipôle, CH-1015 Lausanne (Switzerland)