ETH Zurich - Professor or Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) of Materials Modeling

This was published on May 24, 2024

The Department of Materials of ETH Zurich is searching for a new professor or assistant professor (tenure track) in the area of Materials Modeling. Successful candidates must have demonstrated research excellence in the development of methods for theory- or computer-based materials modeling applied to solve materials problems at the cutting edge of research. The demonstration of an outstanding research track record and a clear vision for future developments, preferably including the application of machine learning or artificial intelligence in materials science, are essential. The closing date for applications is 30 June 2024.

The Department of Materials (www.mat.ethz.ch) at ETH Zurich invites applications for a professor or assistant professor (tenure track) position in the area of Materials Modeling. Link to the announcement on the ETH Zurich website.

Successful candidates must have demonstrated research excellence in the development of methods for theory-​ or computer-​based materials modeling applied to solve materials problems at the cutting edge of research. The demonstration of an outstanding research track record and a clear vision for future developments, preferably including the application of machine learning or artificial intelligence in materials science, are essential.

Experience with static simulation methods (such as Monte Carlo) or dynamic simulations (atomistic or molecular) are desirable. This is to be combined with machine learning or coarse-​graining techniques, possibly together with theoretical analysis to complement the simulations. The successful candidate’s research is expected to bridge time and length scales, from atomistic to macroscopic, to describe the corresponding materials properties and phenomena. Materials modeling in any branch of science or engineering will be considered. The new assistant professor (tenure track) or professor must be an effective and enthusiastic educator who will develop and teach courses in the curricula of Materials Science and Engineering and Interdisciplinary Engineering at the Bachelor’s and Master’s levels. In general, at ETH Zurich undergraduate level courses are taught in German or English and graduate level courses are taught in English.

Assistant professorships have been established to promote the careers of younger scientists. ETH Zurich implements a tenure track system equivalent to that of other top international universities.

ETH Zurich is an equal opportunity and family-​friendly employer, values diversity, and is responsive to the needs of dual-​career couples.

The link for online application is available here.

Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a statement of future research and teaching interests, a description of the leadership philosophy, a description of the three most important achievements*, and a certificate of the highest degree. The application letter should be addressed to the President of ETH Zurich, Prof. Dr. Joël Mesot. The closing date for applications is 30 June 2024.


*ETH Zurich emphasizes qualitative assessment of academic accomplishments. This is why you are kindly asked to submit a short description of your three most important achievements (maximum a half page each). Besides research findings, these could also be extraordinary achievements in teaching and its further development, services in the benefit of the academic community or society, software development, patents, knowledge transfer and its practical application, spin-​​​​​​off companies or similar.

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