Assistant professor in Ecology, Neuchâtel, Switzerland


The University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland, invites applications for a position of:

Assistant professor in Ecology


Job description:
The candidate has experience, and international standing, in field-oriented ecological research, preferably in the areas of vegetation, soil and/or ecosystem ecology. We welcome applicants who take an experimental and/or theoretical/modelling approach to their research, and an interest in developing interdisciplinary approaches to the study of links between vegetation, soil and ecosystem ecology. He/she will be integrated at the Institute of Biology at the Faculty of Sciences. Further collaborations with other laboratories and Departments of the University of Neuchâtel (e.g., soil biology, microbiology, botany, hydrogeology, agro-ecology) and beyond are desirable.

The successful candidate will teach at all levels of the biology curriculum (Bachelor, Master, Doctoral Program), and should be ready to teach in other curricula. Teaching at the Bachelor level will be in French.

Starting date: February 1st, 2015 or upon agreement.

PhD in biology and internationally recognized research record.

Deadline: May 10th, 2014.
Applications should be sent by regular mail to the Dean of the Faculty of Sciences, Prof. Peter Kropf, Rue Emile Argand 11, Unimail, CH-2000 Neuchâtel, Switzerland; as well as by email to

To apply, please send a letter of motivation, a CV, teaching and research statements (maximum 3 pages each), a list of publications and copies of academic degrees as a single PDF document
on the website. The candidates must have 3 reference letters sent directly to the Dean.

The University of Neuchâtel encourages women to apply.

Additional information can be requested from the Dean, Prof. P. Kropf ( or from the head of the Hiring Committee, Prof. E. Mitchell (; further details can be found at under 'emploi'