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Prof in Physical Geography (Glaciology/Geomorphology), Univ Zurich

Robert Weibel
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Please take note of the following position announcement. Feel free to
pass on this message to others who may be interested.

Best regards,
Rob Weibel


The Faculty of Science of the University of Zurich invites applications
We seek outstanding applicants with a clearly demonstrable record of
excellence in research and teaching in GLACIOLOGY AND/OR GEOMORPHOLOGY.
Applications are particularly encouraged from the fields of glacial and
periglacial geomorphology, landscape change and evolution, climate
change impacts, and natural hazard research. A focus on processes in
high mountain regions would be an asset.

The successful candidate will lead one of the units of the Department of
Geography and is expected to develop a strong, independent research
program and manage and deliver graduate and undergraduate teaching (in
English or German) within the above area of specialization. We seek
evidence of the ability to attract and direct substantial research
projects and to collaborate with colleagues both within and beyond the
discipline. Experience in collaboration with and knowledge transfer to
political authorities is considered advantageous.

The Department of Geography of the University of Zurich is the largest
of its kind in Switzerland, with an excellent reputation for research
and teaching. Its Glaciology, Geomorphodynamics and Geochronology (3G)
unit is internationally well-established and contributes to both
undergraduate teaching and MSc and PhD specializations in Physical
Geography. The Department also hosts the World Glacier Monitoring
Service (WGMS) under the auspices of several international
organizations. Zurich offers a stimulating scientific and cultural
environment, including a rich spectrum of research activities in the
environmental and geoscience arenas. The University of Zurich provides
generous research support, including earmarked funds for personnel and
operating expenses, and competitive start-up packages. The position will
start on or around February 1st, 2012.

Applications should be submitted by July 15th, 2010 and should include
curriculum vitae, publication list, outline of current and future
research plans, teaching vision and names and addresses of three
potential referees. The full application package should be addressed to
Prof. Michael Hengartner, Dean of the Faculty of Science, University of
Zurich, and should be submitted as a single PDF file to
[hidden email]. For further information, please contact Prof. Robert
Weibel at [hidden email]. The University of Zurich is an equal
opportunities employer. Applications from women are particularly

Prof. Dr. Robert Weibel
GIS Unit
Department of Geography
University of Zurich
Winterthurerstrasse 190
CH-8057 Zurich (Switzerland)
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Phone: +41-44-635 51 90
Fax:   +41-44-635 68 48
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