Fribourg: Lecturer Position in Environmental / Climate / Animal Ethics

Deadline: April 28, 2024


    he University of Fribourg Environmental Sciences and Humanities Institute (UniFR_ESH Institute) coordinates and promotes environmental and sustainability research and teaching at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland. In research and teaching, we place particular emphasis on the ethical issues of environmental practice and the challenges of the just distribution of environmental burdens and differentiation of responsibilities.


    In support of our teaching we are seeking a 50% lecturer (21 h per week).

    Starting date: 1. September 2024.


    Tasks and responsibilities:

    Teaching 2 courses per semester (4 hours per week, partly co-teaching)
    Supervision of master theses
    Study advisory
    Support of teaching administration (excursions, internships, theses)


    Outstanding PhD in environmental ethics, climate ethics, animal ethics, or similar
    Teaching experience and enthusiasm to support program development
    Interest and ability to work in a highly collaborative fashion
    Extraordinary skills in English, French and or German
    Willingness and capacity to publish and acquire project funding

    The university offers a two-year contract with the possibility of renewal. Depending on funding and qualifications, stabilization of the position may be considered. We offer a vibrant research environment in a team of applied ethicists all working on different interdisciplinary contexts of environmental challenges.


    Please send your application in a single PDF file by e-mail to by 28. April 2024 (letter of motivation, curriculum vitae, 2 project proposals related to existing UniFR_ESH research clusters (abstracts of max. 1 page each), 2 samples of published work).


    Mail subject: "Application lecturer in Environmental Humanities". Interviews will take place in May/June 2024.


    For further information please contact Ivo Wallimann-Helmer (