The University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland, invites applications for a position of TENURE TRACK OR FULL PROFESSOR IN SOCIOCULTURAL PSYCHOLOGY AND EDUCATION (100%).
The candidate will contribute to research in sociocultural psychology and education. More specifically, the candidate should:

  • Work within a sociocultural approach in psychology;
  • Demonstrate an expertise in the domain of child development, in the context of pre/school education;
  • Manifest an interest for, and an ability to work collaboratively and in an interdisciplinary mode, notably within the MAPS (Center for the Understanding of Social Processes, www.unine.ch/maps) and/or with the MA in speech and language therapy;
  • Develop a line of research both compatible with, and complementary to that of the Institute of psychology and education (www.unine.ch/ipe);
  • The candidate is expected to teach at BA and MA level, in ex-cathedra classes as well as seminars, and to supervise empirical work at the level of BA, MA and PhD;
  • The candidate is expected to engage in dialogue with the society at large (Canton, other Swiss Institutions of Higher Education, etc.).

Requirements: The candidate should have a doctorate, three years of post-doctoral research experience, experience in university management, and have a high-level and diversified publication record, adapted to the level of the application.
The position is open to a non-French speaking candidate, who could temporarily teach in English, and who would be expected to master French in the two years following the beginning of employment.

Beginning of position: August 1st, 2024, or to be discussed.

Job specifics: The candidate will contribute to the activities of the Institute of Psychology and Education of the University of Neuchâtel as follows:

  • Teaching: four hours (PATT), or seven hours (FP) a week, at BA and MA level.
  • Supervision: of students’ work, including MA and PhD dissertation.
  • Research: the candidate will carry out her or his own research in sociocultural psychology; she or he will participate to the research activities of the Institute of psychology and education, to the MAPS, and be able to obtain research funding.
  • Administration: the candidate will participate in the administration of the Institute of psychology and education, of the MAPS, and of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

Salary: legal.
Obligations: legal.
For more information, please see www.unine.ch/ipe or contact Prof. Laure Kloetzer (laure.kloetzer@unine.ch).

The application should clearly indicate the level of the application (PATT or FP), and should include: a) letter of motivation; b) curriculum vitae; c) publication list; d) copy of diploma (PhD and highest diploma before it); d) a document stating the scientific vision of the domain and activities that the applicant wishes to develop as tenure-track, resp. full professor; e) a list of referees with statement of their relation to the applicant.
Applications should be uploaded as one single pdf document on the website www.unine.ch/candis
(Ref. FLSH_IPE) by February the 15th 2024. Please do not send any publication at this stage.

The University of Neuchâtel is committed to promoting diversity among its staff and to offering non- discriminatory working conditions. It encourages applications from all countries, both European and non- European. You are also strongly advised to refer to the regulations governing the procedure for appointing professors, which can be accessed from the University’s Employment page
https://www.unine.ch/unine/home/emploi.html as well as the University statutes available on this page
https://www.unine.ch/unine/home/luniversite/lois_et_reglements.html