Assistant Professor of Engineering Geology

Switzerland (CH)
Jun 22, 2021
Jul 22, 2021
Career Level
Education Level
Job Type
Tenure Track
Relocation Cost
No Relocation
Sector Type

Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) of Engineering Geology

→ The Department of Earth Sciences ( at ETH Zurich invites applications for the above-mentioned position.

→ The professorship offers long-term funding to create and oversee an innovative research programme directed at engineering geology. Specific relevant disciplines include the geological aspects of engineered structures (tunnels, bridges, dams, landfills, nuclear repositories), development of near-surface resources (groundwater, geothermal energy, carbon sequestration and mineral deposits) and the assessment and mitigation of geohazards and geo-risks. The successful candidate will combine an array of approaches, e.g. field measurements, in-situ laboratories, remote sensing technology and numerical simulations at scales ranging from the laboratory to the large field scale. A strong analytical background is expected. She or he has a proven record of innovative research, and the ability to connect with companies and government agencies dealing with Engineering Geology topics of high societal relevance.

→ At the assistant professor level, commitment to teaching and the ability to lead a research group are expected. The new professorship will contribute to introductory and advanced courses in engineering geology, and teach relevant field and laboratory methods, albeit at the moderate level recommended by ETH for assistant professors.

→ 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. In exceptional circumstances we will also consider an appointment at the level of Full Professor.

→ The Department of Earth Sciences at ETH Zurich is actively striving to increase the number of women professors in order to build a more diverse scientific community.

Please apply online:

→ Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a statement of future research and teaching interests, and a description of the three most important achievements. The letter of application should be addressed to the President of ETH Zurich, Prof. Dr. Joël Mesot. The closing date for applications is 15 September 2021. ETH Zurich is an equal opportunity and family friendly employer, strives to increase the number of women professors, and is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.