Open Positions

Please visit this page regularly to check for open positions. If no positions are available in your field of interest, nevertheless feel free to contact the relevant group leave to inquire about future possibilities.

  • Stellenangebot: Wissenschaftliche Supportperson 20% (SNF Flexibility Grant)

    Am Geographischen Institut des Departments für Geowissenschaften ist im Rahmen des vom SNF geförderten Projekts "Timescapes of ice: Soviet glacier science in Central Asia,1950s to 1980s" ab dem 1. Juli 2022 die Stelle einer

    Wissenschaftlichen Supportperson

    zu besetzen.

    Die Tätigkeit umfasst Literaturrecherche und- beschaffung, Internetrecherche, Lesen und das Zusammenfassen von russischsprachigen Quellen im Bereich der Geschichte der Glaziologie in Zentralasien sowie evtl. kurze Recherchereise nach Berlin.

    Voraussetzung ist ein abgeschlossenes Bachelorstudium in einem geisteswissenschaftlichen Fach (Geschichte, Slawistik, Osteuropastudien) oder in der Humangeographie. Archiverfahrungen von Vorteil. Sehr gute Russischkenntnisse werden vorausgesetzt. Englischkenntnisse sind von Vorteil.


    Bei Interesse bitte bis zum 15.06.2022 CV und kurzes Motivationsschreiben (1 Seite max.) an
     Katja Doose schicken.

    Arbeitgeber: Universität Fribourg
    Arbeitsumfang: 20%, befristet auf ein Jahr, Verlängerung evtl. möglich
    Arbeitsort: Fribourg oder home-office
    Bewerbungsfrist: 15.06.2022
    Kontakt:  Katja Doose

  • Teaching and Research Associate in Sedimentology and Paleo-Environments (80 to 100 %)

    The Department of Geosciences at the University of Fribourg invites applications for a MA position (maître[sse] assistant[e]/ Oberassistent[in]) in the broad fields of sedimentology, stratigraphy, geobiosphere interactions and paleoenvironments. Potential research fields include paleoenvironmental reconstructions, paleoclimatology, paleoceanography, stratigraphy, natural hazards, applied sedimentology, sedimentary biogeochemistry and/or life-sediment interactions in marine and/or terrestrial systems.

    Candidates should have acquired a PhD-degree in Earth Sciences and should have a strong research profile in process-orientated sedimentology using high-end analytical and quantitative methods. The candidate should demonstrate strong interdisciplinary skills and show willingness to work together with other research groups at the University of Fribourg, especially the research group ‘Sedimentology and Paleo-environment’. Research must be supported by raising external funds.

    The candidate will have to take on vital lab responsibility by running one of several available platforms at the Department of Geosciences (e.g., SEM, micro-CT scanner, experimental and geochemical lab). Experience with one of the above-mentioned lab techniques and/or platforms is essential. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching in the broad domains of general geology, field mapping and sedimentology at the Bachelor and MSc level with special emphasis on the organization of field and laboratory courses. The candidate should be able to teach bachelor courses in one of the two official languages of the University, French or German (after an appropriate learning period, if necessary) and Master courses in English. Teaching experience at university level is expected.

    The University of Fribourg is an equal opportunity employer and strives towards gender balance and diversity at all levels.

    We seek candidates per March 1st 2022 or by mutual agreement. The position will be attributed initially for 5 years but can be stabilized depending on the performance of the candidate.

    Electronic copies of the following documents should be forwarded to the address below:

    • Cover letter mentioning the position for which the candidate is applying
    • Complete CV, including a certified copy of the diploma of the highest degree
    • Complete list of publications
    • Detailed record of teaching experiences
    • Record of past and present funding
    • 1-2 page description of major scientific achievements and future research directions
    • Name and addresses of three referee persons

    The applications should reach the Department of Geosciences before 15.01.22:

    Prof. Dr. Anneleen Foubert
    President Department of Geosciences
    Department of Geosciences
    University of Fribourg
    Chemin du Musée 6
    CH-1700 Fribourg