Professorship in the history of the anthropocene (open rank), University of Zurich

University of Zurich

Job Type: Faculty, Tenure Track

Application Deadline: April 15, 2020

The position should be filled by 1 February 2022. Depending on qualifications, the appointee will be hired as full/associate professor or as assistant professor with tenure track.

We invite applications from scholars with documented research interests in the domains of environmental history, the history of knowledge, or science/technology history, and with a focus on the 19th to the 21st centuries. The professor will have to develop innovative teaching and research at the Department of History in the domain of the History of the Anthropocene, with a concentration in, for example, climate, plants, animals, energy, resources or environment.

Junior applicants should have submitted their doctoral dissertation, while applicants to a senior position should moreover demonstrate substantial additional research or a second book in the domain of the History of the Anthropocene. Teaching  experience is expected from all applicants. The University of Zurich is an equal opportunities employer and in particular strives to increase the percentage of women in leading positions. Therefore, qualified female researchers are encouraged to apply.

Teaching languages are English and German. Non-German speaking candidates are expected to acquire a professional knowledge of German within the first three years of appointment.

The closing date for applications is 15 April 2020. Details on the application procedure.

For further information, please contact Prof. Simon Teuscher, Head of the Department of History (

Posted: March 20, 2020