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Faculty Position in Sustainable Manufacturing
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Date Posted Sep. 14, 2021
Title Faculty Position in Sustainable Manufacturing
University Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Lausanne, Switzerland
Department The Institute of Mechanical Engineering
Application Deadline Dec. 1, 2021
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Sustainable Engineering
    Mechanical Engineering

The Institute of Mechanical Engineering is soliciting applications for a faculty position at the level of tenure track Assistant Professor in Sustainable Manufacturing.

We seek applicants with research interests in the broad area of sustainable manufacturing (encompassing economical, societal and environmental aspects) to address engineering challenges related to the development towards intelligent and cognitive manufacturing systems that are able to make smart and informed decisions, autonomously, and in real-time. Research areas of interest include, but are not limited to: (i) intelligent manufacturing systems including resilient value chain networks; (ii) data-driven predictive manufacturing; (iii) digital twins for manufacturing applications; (iv) production control and management; and (v) applications of cyber-physical embedded systems and industrial internet of things in manufacturing. Since high-value-added manufacturing is an essential pillar of the Swiss economy, applicants should demonstrate a potential for direct interactions with industrial partners to pursue specific technological advances. Besides an outstanding research record, the candidates should demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

As a faculty member of the School of Engineering, the successful candidate will be expected to initiate an independent and creative research program and participate in undergraduate and graduate teaching. Internationally competitive salaries, start-up resources, and benefits are offered. Applications should include a cover letter with a statement of motivation, curriculum vitae, list of publications and patents, concise statements of research and teaching interests. Applicants should also provide the names and addresses of at least 3 referees who are ready to supply their letter of reference upon request. Applications must be uploaded in PDF format to the recruitment web site:

Formal evaluation of candidates will begin on December 1st, 2021.

Enquires may be addressed to:
Prof. Jürg Schiffmann
Chair of the Search Committee

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

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