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Professor of Hydrology and Water Resources Management

ETH Zurich
Zurich, Canton of Zürich (CH)
Closing date
Feb 16, 2024

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Professional Hydrologist
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No Relocation
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The Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering (D-BAUG, at ETH Zurich invites applications for the above-mentioned position.

The new professor is expected to develop a strong international research programme within two topical areas:

(a) ecohydrological processes at the soil-plant-atmosphere interface, their numerical modelling, and engineering applications and impact studies at urban and catchment scales;

(b) planning and management in the water-energy-food-ecosystem nexus, developing hydrosystem models, and stakeholder interaction and resource optimization tools.

The successful candidate is expected to be an established leader in one of these two areas and ready to grow the group in the second area. Successful candidates hold a PhD degree in environmental engineering or geosciences, with an outstanding research portfolio that combines strengths in numerical modelling, environmental sensing, and data analysis. A strong commitment to teaching at Bachelor and Master level courses in the environmental engineering curriculum is expected. In general, at ETH Zurich undergraduate level courses are taught in German or English and graduate level courses are taught in English. Academic achievements should be complemented by a demonstrated ability to lead a research group and generate external funding. The position will be filled at full professor level.

The professorship is embedded at the Institute of Environmental Engineering IfU at D-BAUG. IfU consists of seven complementary chairs covering fields in environmental engineering from urban water, microfluidics, ecological system design, to air quality and earth observation. Zurich is an outstanding hub for water research, with excellent collaboration opportunities within ETH and with proximity to the Swiss Federal Institutions EAWAG and WSL.


ETH Zurich is an equal opportunity and family-friendly employer, values diversity, and is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples.


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Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a statement of future research and teaching interests, a description of the leadership philosophy, a description of the three most important achievements, and a certificate of the highest degree. The letter of application should be addressed to the President of ETH Zurich, Prof. Dr. Joël Mesot. The closing date for applications is 15 February 2024.


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