Professor or Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) of Computer Science

Zurich (CH)
11 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
05 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Professors or Assistant Professors (Tenure Track) of Computer Science (Data Science, Media Technology, General Computer Science)

The Department of Computer Science ( at ETH Zurich invites applications for full professorships and/or assistant professorships (tenure track) with focus on the following broad areas within computer science. For each area, several possible examples (not exhaustive) of expertise are provided.

  • Data Science (machine learning, data privacy, data centers architecture and management, programming and runtime platforms for data centers and cloud computing, data science for HPC simulations, medical applications, quantified self, population-scale genomic medicine, educational data science)
  • Media Technology (user modeling, social network science, natural language understanding, information retrieval, image and video understanding, multimodal content models)
  • All other areas in Computer Science (while there is focus on the two areas above, ETH Zurich is broadly looking in all areas)

Please apply for only one of the above areas as all applications will be jointly reviewed.

Applicants should be strongly rooted in computer science, have internationally recognized expertise in their field and pursue research at the forefront of computer science. Successful candidates should establish and lead a strong research program. They will be expected to supervise doctoral students and teach both undergraduate and graduate level courses (in German or in English). Collaboration in research and teaching is expected both within the department and with other groups of ETH Zurich and related institutions.

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.

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Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a list of publications with the three most important ones marked, a statement of future research and teaching interests, the names of three references, 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. The closing date for applications is 5 December 2018. 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.