Job offer: 5-year Tenure track position in “Volcanic risks”

Actualités on 20 Feb , 2018

5-year Tenure track position in “Volcanic risks” at Clermont Auvergne University – Laboratoire Magmas et Volcans – Clermont-Ferrand (France)

Job profile: Research and teaching on the physical, economic and societal impacts of volcanic hazards, vulnerability, resilience, and risk communication.

We invite applications to join the volcanology group of the “Laboratoire Magmas & Volcans” in Clermont-Ferrand, France (, within the context of a large, recently funded project on “Risk and Socio-Economic Vulnerability Associated with Natural Disasters” (“challenge 4” of I-Site Cap 20-25)( Research activities will be focused on physical and socio-economic impacts of volcanic eruptions, hazard–risk evaluation, vulnerability–resilience assessment, and risk/hazard communication strategies. The candidate will be required to develop collaborative projects with other laboratories involved in this new initiative (i.e., economics, mathematics, human and social sciences, atmospheric physics, law, etc.). Our aim is to recruit an experienced specialist in the area of volcanic hazards and risk with recognized international experience. The candidate will play a central role in the development of research activities in the area of volcanic risk, in particular in developing countries. The I-Site initiative provides grants – from funds already available – to support research projects (in collaboration with our partner departments) that include post-doc and PhD support. Upon arrival, the recruited candidate will have the opportunity to request, within the framework of the research project he/she will conduct, financial support for postdoctoral researcher, plus either a PhD student or a second postdoc.

The applicant must be able to teach Earth Sciences in French from first year undergraduate to final-year Masters levels. The teaching load will be 64 hours per year during the three first years, and 98 hours per year during the two following years. Teaching duties will include preparation and delivery of lectures, practical exercises, supervised dissertation work and field classes. This teaching will be principally within the fields of undergraduate “Earth Sciences” and masters level “Earth, Planetary and Environmental Sciences”. Following the main themes of our teaching department, the applicant must thus be capable of teaching within the areas of “Magmas and Volcanoes”, “Geology and Geotechnical Planning” and “Climate and Atmospheric Sciences” at the University of Clermont Auvergne. He/She must possess expertise in the areas of volcanic hazards, as well as in vulnerability and risk. This latter area of expertise is essential because the candidate will be central to the development of an international module “Natural disaster risk reduction and management” to be taught as part of our “Earth, Planetary and Environmental Sciences” course in collaboration with other disciplines such as economics, psychology, geography, law, etc.

At the end of five years, the recruited candidate will have the opportunity to apply for a permanent position at professor level.

Applicants must apply before Thursday, May 3rd. Applications should be sent by e-mail to Patrick Bachelery (

The application process requires candidates to send a current CV, an overview of current and future research (3 page limit), a statement detailing evidence of interests and contributions in volcanic risk (2 page limit), a copy of an ID card and a copy of the PhD diploma.

Further inquiries concerning this position should be sent to Patrick Bachelery (

Download pdf here: Tenure_track_Volcanic_risk_UCA_2nd

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