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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in school Psychology

Closing Date
WorkplaceLausanne, Dorigny, 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 Psychology (IP) wishes to expand its team by recruting a :


Your Tasks

In your functions, you will have to :

Teaching (45%)

Six hours a week of teaching throughout the year at Bachelor’s (BA) and Master’s (MSc) level and supervision of Master’s dissertations and PhD theses.

Research (45%)

The post-holder will pursue their own research in school psychology. They will be expected to produce international-level research publications. 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 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 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;
  • Academic teaching experience;
  • Expertise in school psychology;
  • Proven research record in psychology in school psychology, child and adolescent psychology
  • Ability to attract external funding;
  • Ability to develop collaborative relationships with key players in the school system;
  • Excellent links with international academic networks;
  • Proficiency in French and English, orally and in writing.
  • Ability to teach in French within two years of hiring.

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 online recruitment platform, including:

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

We thank you for your understanding.



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