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Associate Professor in Aquatic Ecology

ISARA Lyon - Engineer School in Agriculture, Food Science, Rural Development and Environmental Sciences - is a private university dedicated to higher education (BSc and MSc programs), research and extension in agriculture, food and environmental studies. Since 2008 ISARA Lyon is committed promoting Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems in research and education. The research team, internationally recognized in Agroecology and Organic agriculture, is looking for new competences in the field of Agroecological systems. In education, international double-degree programmes in Agroecology are offered with partners in Europe and USA. Due to its development, ISARA is looking for an Associate Professor in Aquatic Ecology

In the Department of Agroecology and Environment which deals with agroecology, agronomy, ecology, and animal science and which carries out different interdisciplinary national and international research projects, you will lecture in French and English in terrestrial and aquatic ecology at Bachelor and Master levels using interactive learning approaches. You will coordinate modules in the Master of Science Agroecology (, with courses in English and in the French engineering programme. Pedagogical activities will include supervision of practical assignments, organisation of excursions, field work and tutoring students with regards to internships, individual work and master thesis preparation.

Within the research group “Agroecology and Environment”, you will participate in national and international research projects dealing with biodiversity in agroecosystems, aquatic ecology, fish pond farming, and agroecological practices harnessing biodiversity.. You will be involved in the design and development of new projects putting your areas of research in the forefront, including international projects with developing countries. You will participate in meetings involving different departments or work groups of ISARA, in Open Day events and any tasks related to maintaining good academic and professional relationships within and outside ISARA.


Graduated with a PhD in ecology or agroecology, you have a strong expertise in aquatic ecology and very good working knowledge of French and English. You master to operate effectively in an international setting and possess a strong interest for agroecology. Your skills in mutual valorization of research and teaching and strong capacity for interdisciplinary work will be good assets to succeed in this position. You have strong skills in project management with various partners involved (projects follow-up, running meetings, budget management, etc.).
Your enthusiasm and involvement in projects management with multiple partnerships will lead you to further responsibilities.

Length of contract: unlimited
Salary: commensurate with qualifications and experience
Start of contract : September 2018
Please send your application (CV, cover letter, degrees) to: recrutement at
Or by mail to:
Alexander WEZEL : awezel at
23 rue Jean Baldassini, 69007 LYON, France
For further information please contact Alexander Wezel, Director of the Department of Agroecology and Environment (awezel at; 0033 427 85 85 84)

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