Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) of Computer Science

Switzerland (CH)
03 Oct 2016
End of advertisement period
02 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) of Computer Science

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

Programming Languages and Software Engineering (language design and implementation, testing and debugging, compilers and language runtimes, programming models, dynamic languages)
Robotics and Cyber-physical Systems (artificial intelligence, human-robot interaction, planning and control, virtual/augmented reality, internet of things, embedded systems, data acquisition systems)
Data Science (machine learning, language/media processing, data privacy, medical applications, data centres architecture and management, programming and runtime platforms for data centres and cloud computing)
- All other areas in Computer Science (while there is focus on the three areas above, ETH Zurich is broadly looking in all areas)

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

The applicant 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 programme. 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 professorship has been established to promote the careers of younger scientists. ETH Zurich implements a tenure track system equivalent to other top international universities. For candidates with exceptional research accomplishments, applications for a tenured associate or full professorship will also be considered.

Please apply online (application period starts on 31 October 2016) at:

The application 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 15 December 2016. ETH Zurich is an equal opportunity and family friendly employer and is further responsive to the needs of dual career couples. We specifically encourage women to apply.