Assistant Professorship Tenure Track in Geomorphology and Natural Hazards
Assistant Professorship Tenure Track in
Geomorphology and Natural Hazards
The Institute of Geography (https://www.giub.unibe.ch) at the Faculty of Science of the University of Bern,
Switzerland invites applications for the position Assistant Professorship Tenure Track in Geomorphology and
Start date of employment: 1 February 2023
The successful candidate will build an internationally recognized research program in the field of geomorphology
and natural hazards, which combines, ideally, basic and applied research. Preference is given to candidates
with a strong geomorphology background and who explore innovative approaches to investigate
processes related to exogenic natural hazards, future scenarios under climate and global societal change and
the way (mountain) regions manage hazard related risks. The combination of modelling approaches with
field-based research and observational data is particularly attractive.
Candidates hold a PhD in geomorphology, physical geography, geosciences or a related field. Candidates
have demonstrated potential for the development of a high-level research programme; they have first relevant
experience in teaching and supervision, in the acquisition of competitive third party funding. Experience
in or interest to collaborate with stakeholders are important assets.
The successful candidate will represent the field of geomorphology and natural hazards and risks in the curriculum
of the Institute of Geography. Teaching covers theoretical, empirical and applied aspects. A strong
field component is expected. The professorship contributes to all existing teaching formats, which includes
team teaching, lectures, seminars, field courses and excursions. Teaching language at the Bachelor level is
German; teaching at the Master level is in English. We offer a transition period of up to 2 years for gaining
competence to teach in German at least in the 1st year BSc.
Required application documents:
The application should include a letter of motivation, a
https://media.snf.ch/cmKk4A1t07MFEAv/snf_guidelines_prima_en.pdf). Please also provide a research plan (max. 2 pages), a description of prior teaching and
mentoring experience, teaching philosophy and planned teaching activities (max. 2 pages), a one-paragraph
statement that highlights the diversity you bring and how you will encourage the diversity of our academic
community through your research, teaching, leadership and/ or service.
In addition, the completed online questionnaire should be included (PDF to be found at
https://www.geography.unibe.ch/questionnaire). The application documents must be submitted by 25 January 2022 electronically
in a single PDF file (<10 MB) to the Dean's Office (email: firstname.lastname@example.org), Universität
Bern, Sidlerstrasse 5, 3012 Bern, SWITZERLAND.