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The International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS) is the global union of soil scientists. The objectives of the IUSS are to promote all branches of soil science, and to support all soil scientists across the world in the pursuit of their activities. This website provides information for IUSS members and those interested in soil science.

Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) of Soil Resources

Position: Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) of Soil Resources
Location: ETH Zurich

The Department of Environmental Systems Science (www.usys.ethz.ch) of ETH Zurich invites applications for an assistant professor (tenure track) focusing on

  1. the role of soil as a key natural resource, supporting a wide range of forest and other terrestrial ecosystem functions and services and/or
  2. quantifying the effects of changes of land use and climate on various soil functions at local to global scales.

Candidates should be interested in system-oriented multidisciplinary research and are expected to develop an innovative and internationally recognised research programme, making an important contribution to linking soil ecosystem services to land-use and climate change.

The successful candidate will have a strong background in soil sciences and demonstrated potential for innovative research. At the assistant professor level commitment to teaching and the ability to lead a research group are expected. Teaching duties will include advanced-level courses on the assessment, modelling or management of soil resources as part of the environment.

Assistant professorships have been established to promote the careers of younger scientists. ETH Zurich implements a tenure track system equivalent to other top international universities.

Please apply online at: www.facultyaffairs.ethz.ch

Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a statement of future research and teaching interests, and a description of the three most important achievements. The letter of application should be addressed to the President of ETH Zurich, Prof. Dr. Lino Guzzella.

The closing date for applications is 31 August 2017.

ETH Zurich is an equal opportunity and family friendly employer and is responsive to the needs of dual career couples. We specifically encourage women to apply.

Download the job offer for more information:


ETH Zurich - Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) of Soil Resources

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