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Faculty position in Geotechnical & Geosystems Engineering

Switzerland (CH)
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Jan 30, 2023

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The EPFL School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering (ENAC) invites applications for an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) of Geotechnical & Geosystems Engineering in the Institute of Civil Engineering.

The Institute of Civil Engineering in ENAC carries out basic and translational research spanning fundamental understanding in Geosystems and Geomechanics, Structures and Materials, Transportation and Networks, and Hydraulic Engineering. It covers a diverse portfolio in research, teaching, and innovative technology development across transversal themes: understanding and adapting to climate change, natural hazards, infrastructure resilience and sustainability, design for re-use, geo-energy and geosystems.

Topics of interest cover fundamental research in mechanics of geomaterials and applications to sustainable design of geosystems and geotechnical structures. The use and development of novel experimental and/or theoretical methods is expected to advance understanding of the behaviour of soil-structure interactions, granular systems as well as vulnerability assessment of slope instabilities, among others.

The successful candidate will have a strong research background in Geotechnical Engineering and Soil Mechanics as well as the potential to develop an innovative and internationally recognized research program leading to an outstanding record of scientific accomplishments.   

As a faculty member of the Civil Engineering Section, he/she will excel in undergraduate and graduate teaching, and supervision of research students.

EPFL, with its main campus located in Lausanne, on the shores of Lake Geneva, is a dynamically growing and well-funded institution fostering excellence and diversity. It is well equipped with experimental and computational infrastructure and offers a fertile environment for research collaboration between various disciplines. The EPFL environment is multilingual and multicultural, with English serving as a common interface. EPFL offers significant start-up resources and internationally competitive salaries and benefits, as well as excellent experimental and computational facilities.

The following documents are requested in PDF format: cover letter including a statement of motivation, curriculum vitae, publication list, concise statements of research vision and teaching interests (up to 5 pages for each) and the names and addresses (including e-mail) of at least three referees who are ready to supply their letter of reference upon request. Applications should be uploaded to the EPFL recruitment web site:

Formal evaluation of the applications will begin on February 1st, 2023.

Further enquiries should be made to:

Prof. Brice Lecampion

Chair of the Search Committee


For additional information on EPFL, please consult the websites:,,,

EPFL is an equal opportunity employer and a family-friendly university that is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It strongly encourages women to apply.


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