Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) of Computer Science

Zurich (CH)
11 Oct 2017
End of advertisement period
15 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) of Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science ( at ETH Zurich invites applications for assistant professorships (tenure track) with a 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)
  • Human Computer Interaction (computational interaction, interactive machine learning, user and preference modelling, intelligent interactive systems, wearable technologies and continuous sensing, human-centered health, personalized medicine, assistive technologies, AR/VR, haptics, human-robot interaction)
  • Data Science (machine learning, language/media processing, 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)
  • All other areas in Computer Science (while there is a focus on the three areas above, ETH Zurich is broadly looking in all areas)

Please only apply for 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. For candidates with extraordinary accomplishments, applications for a tenured professorship will also be considered.

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Applications 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 2017. 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.