Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) of Structural Geology and Tectonics

ETH Zurich
Canton of Z├╝rich (CH)
Feb 23, 2017
Mar 25, 2017
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The Department of Earth Sciences ( at ETH Zurich invites applications for the above-mentioned position.

The new assistant professor will be expected to build an outstanding research program investigating aspects of rock or Earth deformation at any temporal and spatial scale from earthquake dynamics to plate motion. Candidates should have a proven research record in the field of tectonics or structural geology. He or she should have an in-depth knowledge of mechanisms and processes of lithospheric deformation across a range of tectonic settings and the ability to conduct geological fieldwork. Ideally, the new assistant professor will complement existing strengths in geosciences at ETH Zurich. The teaching portfolio will be expected to include undergraduate level courses in structural geology, tectonics and field geology; more advanced, graduate level courses will cover additional aspects in his or her areas of expertise.

Assistant professorships have been established to promote the careers of younger scientists. ETH Zurich implements a tenure track system equivalent to other top international universities.

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Applications include a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a statement of future research and teaching interests, a description of the three most important achievements, and the contact details of three potential referees. The letter of application should be addressed to the President of ETH Zurich, Prof. Dr. Lino Guzzella. The closing date for applications is 20 March 2017. ETH Zurich is an equal opportunity and family friendly employer and is responsive to the needs of dual career couples. We specifically encourage women to apply.