Job ID: 113917

Professor or Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) of Experimental Fluid Mechanics
ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Date Posted Oct. 16, 2018
Title Professor or Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) of Experimental Fluid Mechanics
University ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Department Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering (
Application Deadline Dec. 1, 2018
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Zurich
  • Professor
    Assistant Professor
  • Engineering Mechanics
    Mechanical Engineering

The Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering ( at ETH Zurich invites applications for the above-mentioned position.

The successful candidate must demonstrate an outstanding record of research and teaching accomplishments in experimental fluid dynamics and show clear potential that he or she can establish an exceptional research program with a significant experimental component in this field. Topical areas may range from micro-scales (micro-fluid dynamics, molecular fluid-surface interactions) to macro-systems (environmental and industrial flow problems) and broader engineering applications such as energy-related issues, with a strong link to fundamentals. Teaching duties include the participation in both introductory and advanced courses in fluid dynamics both for students in mechanical and process engineering and other non-engineering disciplines at the bachelor level (in German or English) and master level (in English). Apart from a PhD (or equivalent) degree in mechanical engineering or a closely related discipline, the new professor should have demonstrated the capability to work on interdisciplinary projects and to collaborate with professionals from other fields. Furthermore, the willingness and ability to interact with colleagues inside and outside of ETH Zurich is a prerequisite.

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. The level of the appointment will depend on the successful candidate’s qualifications.

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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. Lino Guzzella. Submissions will be reviewed starting on 1 December 2018, but applications are welcome until the position is filled. 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.

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