Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Or Associate Professor In Science And Technology Studies

Closing Date
WorkplaceLausanne, Bâtiment Geopolis 1, Lake Geneva region, Switzerland


PAST: 2 years, renewable twice. At the end of the 4th year, an evaluation procedure is initiated to tenure at the rank of associate professor (Directive de la Direction 1.4 sur la prétitularisation conditionnelle « tenure track »)/ PAS: 6 years renewable
Occupation rate
Job Start01.08.2025

UNIL is a leading international teaching and research institution, with over 5,000 employees and 17,000 students split between its Dorigny campus, CHUV and Epalinges. As an employer, UNIL encourages excellence, individual recognition and responsibility.

In order to complete our team, the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences and the Institute of Social Sciences (ISS) wishes to expand its team by recruting a


In your functions, you will have to :

Teaching (45%)

S ix hours a week of teaching throughout the year, at Bachelor’s and Master’s level in the College of Humanities (CDH) at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and in the Institute of Social Sciences at the University of Lausanne (UNIL), and supervision of Master’s dissertations and PhD theses.

Research (45%)

The post-holder will pursue their own research in the field of STS in the broad sense, specialising in an area of their choice. Management and psychology are already well represented in the CDH and are not considered a priority for this recruitment.

The post-holder will conduct their research in collaboration with members of the Institute of Social Sciences and with colleagues from the Social and Human Sciences programme at EPFL. They will be expected to produce international-level academic research publications.

It is expected that the post-holder will be affiliated to the Science and Technologies Laboratory (STS Lab) of the Institute of Social Sciences and will collaborate with its members on joint projects. Collaboration with other UNIL and EPFL research centres is also encouraged.

They will also seek external funding, in particular from the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF).

Administrative responsibilities (10%)

In accordance with statutory requirements and in the name of collegiality, the post-holder will take on any administrative tasks that may be assigned to them by the STS Lab, the Institute, Faculty, University or (inter-)university decision-making bodies.


In order to complete our team, we are looking for someone with the following skills :

  • Doctorate in social sciences or equivalent qualification;
  • Academic teaching experience in the field of STS / Science Studies;
  • Ability to address an audience of engineers as well as social scientists;
  • Proven research record in the field of STS in the broad sense, regardless of the area of specialisation;
  • Excellent links with national and international networks in the field of STS;
  • Ability to attract external funding;
  • Ability to teach in French and English

We offer

We offer a nice working place in a multicultural, diverse and dynamic academic environment. Opportunities for professional training, a lot of activities and other benefits to discover.

UNIL is committed to promoting gender equality and diversity and strongly encourages applications from female candidates.

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Recruitment process and conditions of Employment for a full or associate Professor.

Contact and Address

Candidates are invited to submit their application via the recruitment platform, including:

  • a covering letter,
  • a CV, including a full publications list,
  • a copy of their diplomas and qualifications;
  • a selection of five main publications in the field relevant to the position, in PDF format.

Only applications submitted via this website will be considered.

References: a maximum of three names with e-mail addresses is sufficient. There is no need to contact them at this stage of the application process; we will do so if necessary.

We thank you for your understanding.



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