Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) of Robotics

ETH Zurich
Zurich, Switzerland
November 09 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) of Robotics

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

Successful applicants must demonstrate an excellent international record of research accomplishments as robotics engineers and scientists. The new professor is expected to establish an ambitious, world-class research program in the fast-evolving field of robotics. Scientists and engineers from the entire spectrum of robotics, from perception and design up to modeling, control, and robot learning are encouraged to apply. Candidates should demonstrate a core-area of scientific expertise and solid theoretical foundation with a desire to apply this knowledge to solve important challenges in fields like service robots, search and rescue, construction, precision agriculture, or mobility and logistics. Specific areas of research may include (but are not limited to) intelligent perception and scene understanding, mobile manipulation and enhanced human-machine interaction, robot design, soft robots, modeling and control, or robot learning. 

Candidates should hold a PhD degree or equivalent in engineering and have an outstanding record of accomplishments in robotics. Furthermore, a strong motivation and indisputable commitment to undergraduate (in German or English) and graduate (in English) student teaching is expected.

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, 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. The closing date for applications is 1 February 2019. 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.