PhD Student & Graduate Assistant in Environmental Humanities / Feminist and Decolonial

Workplace : Institute of Geography and Sustainability, University of Lausanne, Switzerland.

Your responsibilities

The successful candidate will develop independent research leading to a PhD in environmental humanities with an aim to developing an academic career. The candidate will enjoy considerable freedom in defining the topic of the thesis. However, the candidate interests should have a relationship with ongoing research led by Professor Miriam Tola focusing on socio-environmental justice, the politics of commons and regimes of resource appropriation, Anthropocene politics and aesthetics, environmental political theory. The candidate will devote at least 50% of working time to her/his PhD research, with the remaining time reserved for supporting teaching and research in the team of Professor Miriam Tola as a graduate assistant.

Job information

  • Expected start date in position : 1 August 2020, or as soon as possible thereafter
  • Contract length : 1 year, renewable twice for 2 years, for a maximum of 5 years
  • Activity rate : 80%

Your qualifications

The successful candidate is expected to :

  • have earned a Master's degree (or equivalent) in gender studies, sustainability, geography, or another field relevant to the post;
  • demonstrate an interest in the intersection between gender, race, class and environmental politics;
  • have experience in working with qualitative methods;
  • show an ambition to develop an international research profile;
  • have working proficiency in French and English;
  • demonstrate independence and initiative;

The following are considered important assets, but not requirements :

  • have experience with the Swiss university system;
  • experience with writing texts in French;
  • have fieldwork experience;
  • have teaching qualifications;
  • have a background that advances diversity at UNIL.

See the attached PDF for more information.


07. Februar 2020


10. April 2020


Université de Lausanne(Schweiz)