Open position in evolutionary ecology

DEE Tenure track Assistant Professor or Associate Professor


The Department of Ecology and Evolution at U. Lausanne (Switzerland) ( is looking to hire a professor in the field of evolutionary ecology. A successful candidate will have expertise in organismal biology, a strong research track record, and motivation to teach introductory evolutionary biology to undergraduate students. While we are open to diverse profiles, we particularly encourage applications from candidates using experimental approaches to study physiological or behavioral adaptations. Priority will be given to candidates whose research has low environmental impact and complements the diversity of questions and organisms already studied at the department. The position will be at Tenure track Assistant Professor level. However, outstanding candidates may be considered for the Associate Professor rank, particularly if this corresponds with our aim to promote diversity. The position comes with a generous startup package and an annual research budget. The teaching load for new assistant professors is very light (14h/year). Prior knowledge of French is not required, but we expect the candidate to be able to teach in French within two years.

With over 16 research groups and nearly 100 postdocs and PhD students from over 30 nationalities, the Department of Ecology and Evolution is a diverse and dynamic academic environment. It shares the campus and multiple collaborations with several other departments, including Computational Biology, Fundamental Microbiology and Integrative Genomics, and there are many inter-departmental interactions and activities. Lausanne is a medium-sized city on the shores of Lake Geneva, surrounded by a wine growing region recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and within one hour of the Alps. It offers a great variety of cultural, recreational and outdoor opportunities.

For more information, contact professors Marc Robinson-Rechavi and Tanja Schwander

Official description of the position and information about the content of applications can be found at (if a French version of the page opens, you can change to English by clicking in upper-right corner).

Only applications submitted through that website can be considered.

Deadline: 30 September 2023


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