University of Neuchâtel (UniNE)

Assistant Professor (with tenure track) in Conservation Biology (100 %)

University of Neuchâtel

Neuchâtel, Neuchtel, Switzerland

Job description: the successful candidate will develop lectures at the Bachelor and Master levels (4 hours/week per semester) at the Faculty of Sciences, in the Institute of Biology. She/he will also supervise Master’s and PhD dissertations. She/he will create a laboratory in conservation biology and conduct high-level research with a focus on field-oriented research with explicit conservation efforts. The research should complement existing strengths and facilitate collaborations within the Institute of biology and other institutes. Courses are taught in English (MSc) and French (BSc), requiring a commitment to obtain sufficient fluency in French within one year.

Requirements: PhD in Biology and internationally recognized and funded research record in Conservation science.

Starting date : 1st of August 2020 or upon agreement.

Application deadline : 1st of February 2020.

Applications should be uploaded at (ref. FS-Biol-Conserv) in the form of a single PDF file, including a letter of motivation, a CV documenting full teaching and research experience, a list of publications, copies of diplomas and a list of experts able to assess the candidate’s competence (with at least three names). The candidate is also invited to present a statement (three pages max.) of teaching and research interests, his/her scientific approach to the domain, and projects that he/she intends to undertake at Neuchâtel.

Further information can be obtained by contacting the Head of the Hiring Committee Prof. Jacob Koella ( or the Dean of the Faculty ( as well as by visiting the Faculty website at

The University of Neuchâtel is committed to providing non-discriminatory working conditions.


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Assistant Professor (with tenure track) in Conservation Biology (100 %)