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Tenure Track Assistant Towards Associate Professor for Advanced Nursing Practice

Universite De Lausanne
Lausanne, Switzerland (CH)
Posted Date
Jun 11, 2024

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UNIL is a leading international teaching and research institution, with over 5,000 employees and 15,500 students split between its Dorigny campus, CHUV and Epalinges. UNIL and CHUV encourage excellence, individual recognition and responsibility.

The Faculty of Biology and Medicine (FBM) and the Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV) are inviting applications for a position of:

Tenure track assistant towards Associate Professor for Advanced Nursing Practice
at the Institute for Higher Education and Research in Health Care – IUFRS

Starting date: February 2025 or to be agreed
Place: Lausanne, Switzerland

Excellence in health care education and research constitutes the core mission of IUFRS. In its areas of expertise – nursing and health sciences – the Institute offers state-of-the-art education at master's and doctoral level and conducts internationally renowned research. Thereby, it aims at training and developing nursing talent at university-level that prepares its students for key roles in practice, education, and research. In all its endeavors, IUFRS focuses on safety and quality of care for patients, families and relatives center stage and assumes evidence-based nursing practice and scientific rigor as foundational principles.

The successful candidate will work closely with the directorate to ensure an effective management and efficient functioning of the institute.

To continue carrying out this mission effectively, the Institute is looking for a nurse scientist in advanced nursing practice with the following profile:

  • PhD in nursing science
  • Experience and strong interest in teaching (2nd and 3rd cycle) as well as in continuing education, particular in the domain of advanced nursing practice
  • Research program oriented towards the development and implementation of advanced nursing practice
  • Excellent quantitative and qualitative research skills
  • Successful management of several large-scale research projects
  • Evidenced record in raising third-party research funds
  • Strong publication record in refereed journals and other research dissemination activities
  • Interest in interdisciplinary research and interprofessional collaboration
  • Excellent familiarity of the Swiss health care system at cantonal and national level and solid familiarity with the international policy of advanced nursing practice
  • Proficiency in French (level at least B2, C1 ideally) or ability to acquire it quickly
  • Proficiency in English.

UNIL and CHUV are committed to promoting gender equality and diversity and strongly encourage applications from female candidates.

Further information may be obtained from Prof. Manuela Eicher (, Director of the IUFRS.

Applications, in English, should include 1) a motivation letter, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a list of publications highlighting the five most significant ones, 4) a brief statement of the past and future research, 5) a summary of previous teaching experience, 6) your vision of the field's development in the mid/long term, 7) names and contact information of at least three references, 8) a copy of diplomas and a valid ID card.

They should be submitted online by August 11th, 2024 (23:59 GMT+1) to: as a single PDF file. Only applications sent through this site will be considered. The job description is available on the same link (or QR code).

We offer a pleasant working atmosphere in a multicultural, diverse, and dynamic academic environment. There are possibilities for continuing professional education and a multitude of activities and other benefits to discover.

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