ISSI Job Posting: Director (part-time position)

Appel à candidature transmis par Ludwig Klein (LESIA) pour le poste de directeur de l'ISSI


The International Space Science Institute (ISSI) in Bern, Switzerland, invites applications for a part-time position of


The new Director is expected to spend about 30% (negotiable) of her/his time working for ISSI at the Institute's premises in Bern, Switzerland, starting in October 2021 or by agreement. The appointment will be for a period of four years renewable once.

Under the leadership of the Executive Director, each of the Directors of ISSI provides the inspirational scientific environment of the Institute in her/his area of research, namely, (i) Earth Observation, (ii) Solar and Plasma Physics (iii) Planetary Sciences, and (iv) Astrophysics and Cosmology. The directors are the driving force behind the various activities taking place at ISSI in their fields of research: scientific workshops, forums, working groups and international teams. Their recognized scientific stature ensures the visibility and guarantees the high scientific standards of the Institute.

Scientists corresponding to the above profile, working in any area of space sciences covered by ISSI's activities (with the exception of Earth Observation, for which a separate specific call has been already issued) are encouraged to apply. Further information about the organisation of the International Space Science Institute and its activities can be found at or by contacting the chair of the Selection Committee:

Prof. Georges Meylan
Laboratory of Astrophysics
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne Switzerland

Interested scientists should submit their applications – a letter of motivation and curriculum vitae in one single pdf file – to the secretariat of ISSI, at their earliest convenience but no later than May 31, 2021:

Silvia Wenger
International Space Science Institute Hallerstrasse 6
3012 Bern

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