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In the midwifery sector of the Geneva School of Health Sciences, HES-SO Geneva is opening the following position:

Associate Professor (80% position)

The largest health school in French-speaking Switzerland and member of the University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland (HES-SO), the Geneva School of Health Sciences is the only school to bring together five of the seven health sectors: Nutrition and Dietetics, Physiotherapy, Midwifery, Nursing and technique in Medical Radiology. It trains highly qualified health professionals able to meet the demands of today and tomorrow's healthcare practice and also offers a wide range of continuing education. In addition to training, HEdS-Geneva also pursues research and service assignments.

As part of its bachelor, master, post-graduate and continuing education courses in obstetrics, HEdS is looking for an associate professor related to obstetrics et perinatality, whose mission will be to develop applied research in his/her field of expertise and to transfer the knowledge acquired in teaching and to the academic world.

Activities :

  • Performing applied research, with third-party funds, as principal applicant,
  • Writing scientific and professional articles in peer-reviewed national and international journals,
  • Developing and carrying out service delivery missions,
  • Directing bachelor and Masterís theses,
  • Co-directing PhD theses,
  • Developing national and international collaborations,
  • Designing, delivering, teaching and evaluating courses in obstetrics in the bachelor program and in continuing education,
  • Active participation in the initial professional formationís evolution,
  • Participating in the elaboration and evaluation of the new bachelorís curriculum.

  • Bachelor of midwifery science and a masterís degree (or equivalent academic qualification),
  • PhD is an advantage,
  • 5 years of clinical experience in obstetrics,
  • Expertise in clinical research,
  • Proven experience in acquiring, directing and valorising research or missionís mandates third party funded,
  • Scientific and professional publications in the field of expertise,
  • Certified or subsequently acquired didactic methods,
  • Ability to integrate into collective projects within a team, as well as in a changing environment,
  • Sense of leadership, teamwork and negotiation,
  • Knowledge of languages: fluent in French and scientific English, both spoken and written, German is an asset,
  • Experience in teaching is an advantage,
  • Proven knowledge and skills in researchís methodologies,
  • Mastery of diverse statistical analysis methods and software (SPSS, R and/or Matlab, MAXQDA, STATA or NVivo),
  • Knowledge in innovative technologies will be considered as an advantage.

The HES-SO/HEdS Geneva adopts a recruitment policy ensures equal opportunities and diversity.

The audition of the candidates will take place on Tuesday, September 22nd , 2020, between 8:00 am and 12:00 pm. The final schedule will be communicated as soon as possible.

Application deadline: August 17th, 2020 Starting date:October 1st, 2020 or to be agreed.

Please send your complete file (covering letter, curriculum vitae with academic titles and work experiences attestations, copies from major and recent publications or reports published in recent years) only by e-mail to Ms Marie-Laure Kaiser, HEdS Director, at the following address:

Please indicate the following reference in your application: Prof_SF

For further information (specifications, salary conditions), please contact the HEdS human resources office: by email or by phone +41 22 388 56 35.


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