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Tenure track assistant towards Associate Professor for Advanced Nursing Practice

Université de Lausanne, Faculté de biologie et médecine
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UNIL in a few words

  • An international atmosphere. One fifth of the student population and one third of the teaching staff come from abroad.
  • Up-to-date facilities and technology. State-of-the-art laboratories for researchers: spacious, well-equipped lecture halls for teaching staff and students.
  • Three faculties unique in their kind in Switzerland. Law, Criminal Justice and Public Administration; Biology and Medicine (FBM); Geosciences and Environment (GSE). New innovations require new synergies.
  • Close collaboration with the University Hospital of the Canton of Vaud (CHUV) in order to remain at the forefront of advances in medical knowledge.
  • The University and Cantonal Library - Lausanne (BCUL), with its two million documents, modern research tools and an ideal working environment overlooking Lake Geneva.
  • A philosophy and work ethic expressed in a Charter of Values and precepts.
  • An exceptionally green and spacious lakeside setting. In just a few minutes an excellent public transport network links the university campus to Lausanne, the capital of Vaud, noted for its varied cultural activities.
  • A wide range of continuing education and interdisciplinary courses, as well as countless sporting and cultural activities in fields as varied as: language and IT courses, football (soccer), capoeira, fitness or underwater diving at the Sports Centre; societies, cinema, exhibitions or theatre at the Grange de Dorigny.

Tenure track assistant towards Associate Professor for Advanced Nursing Practice

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. 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 a single PDF file. The job description is available on the same link. 

Only applications sent through this site will be considered.

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.


Université de Lausanne, Faculté de biologie et médecine

Unité de la Relève

Tel: 0216925031

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