Professor of Food Systems Economics and Policy

ETH Zürich
Zurich, Canton of Zürich (CH)
January 29 2021
Organization Type
All Industry

Professor of Food Systems Economics and Policy


The Department of Environmental Systems Science ( at ETH Zurich invites applications for a full professorship focusing on the economic and political choices as well as the governance of food systems.

Successful candidates are expected to pursue an excellent research programme linking food chains to environmental conditions as well as to socio-economic and policy choices, across a range of spatial and institutional scales, and contributing to create more sustainable and resilient food and agricultural systems. Application and development of innovative methods and approaches for such food system are particularly welcome. The new professor is expected to have a strong background in agricultural and food economics, policy sciences, behavioural sciences, or related fields, to have an international track record in research, and to be motivated and experienced teachers. Teaching duties will include undergraduate (German or English) and graduate level courses (English) at the interface between economics, agriculture, food production, distribution, consumption and policy.

Please apply online

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, Prof. Dr. Joël Mesot. The closing date for applications is 28 February 2021.

ETH Zurich is an equal opportunity and family friendly employer, strives to increase the number of women professors, and is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.