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Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) or Associate Professor in Applied Psychology

Closing Date
Workplace1015 Lausanne, Bâtiment Géopolis, Quartier Unil-Mouline, Lake Geneva region, Switzerland


Assistant professor (Tenure Track): 2 years, renewable twice, Associate professor: 6 years, renewable
Occupation rate
Job Start01.08.2024

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.

The Faculty of Social and Political Sciences and the Institute of Psychology (IP) wishes to expand its team by recruiting a

Assistant Professor (Tenure Track)
Associate Professor
in Applied Psychology : Qualitative Approaches

Your Tasks

In your functions, you will have to :

Teaching ( 45%)
Six hours a week of teaching throughout the year in French, at Bachelor’s and Master’s level. Additionally supervision of Master’s dissertations and PhD theses.

Research (45%)
The post-holder will pursue their own research in the psychological analysis of contemporary issues, participate in the Institute’s qualitative methodology consultation workshop and collaborate on research projects with other members of the institute of Psychology (IP), Faculty or University.

They will be expected to produce high-quality publications in international journals.

The post-holder will be an active member of the Institute of Psychology (IP) and will participate in the academic activities of the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences in the field of psychology.
They will 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 Institute, Faculty, University or university decision-making bodies.


In order to complete our team, we are looking for someone with the following skills :
  • PhD in psychology or equivalent qualification;
  • Expertise in qualitative methodology, with an interest in ‘mixed’ methods;
  • Knowledge about using digital tools in applied psychology;
  • Proven research and publication record in the psychological analysis of contemporary issues (e.g. digitalisation, sustainability, environment and social justice);
  • Experience in teaching qualitative and/or ‘mixed’ methods;
  • Expertise in qualitative data analysis software programs;
  • Good international networks;
  • Language proficiency 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

Deadline for applications : 30.04.2023

Candidates are invited to submit their application via the online recruitment platform in PDF format, including:
  • A cover letter
  • An academic CV, including a full list of publications,
  • A copy of all diplomas and qualifications,
  • A selection of five publications in PDF format.
Only applications submitted via the online system 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.

Further information can be obtained from Professor Valentino Pomini ( Valentino.Pominiunil.ch ).



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