Professor in Mineral Resources
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
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
ACADEMIC TITLE REQUESTED: 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.
STARTING DATE: 01.02.2019, or upon mutual agreement.
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:
2018 (23:59 Geneva time).
APPLICATIONS SENT BY E-MAIL SHALL NOT BE ACCEPTED.