Hello Lausanne!

I’m very excited to announce that in January 2015 I will be taking up a position as Professeur ordinaire at the Université de Lausanne, or “Unil”, on the shores of Lake Geneva, in Switzerland.  I will be joining a vibrant group of scholars in the Institute of Geography and Sustainability, which is part of the ten-year old Faculty of Geosciences and the Environment.  I will be teaching into the undergraduate geography and environmental sciences program, and into the postgraduate development studies program (part of the masters in geography). And I will be maintaining my research interests, and look forward to collaborating with new colleagues at Unil while maintaining collaborations at Monash and elsewhere.  This is a wonderful opportunity for both personal and professional reasons, and I look forward to it!

By the way, the Swiss government has some attractive PhD scholarships and Post-doc funding for international candidates.  And watch this blog, as I will soon be advertising for two PhD Assistantships funded by the University of Lausanne. I will ‘say goodbye’ to Monash in a later blog entry.

I leave you with some photos of my move from an office in the “Ming Wing” at Monash to one in the “Géopolis” at Unil.  From old modernism to new modernism?










5 Responses to Hello Lausanne!

  1. milliontrees says:

    Congratulations! I am delighted for you personally and for the future of conservation biology. I interpret your success as a growing appreciation of a more pragmatic approach to conservation.

  2. This is marvellous. I wish you much enjoyment and much success.

  3. jhwordsmith says:

    Congratulations – this is big news!

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