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Professor or Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) of Materials Modeling

ETH Zurich
Zurich, Canton of Zürich (CH)
Commensurate with education and experience
Closing date
Jul 12, 2024

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Physical Sciences, Materials Science
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Professor or Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) of Materials Modeling


The Department of Materials ( at ETH Zurich invites applications for the above-mentioned position.

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.

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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.


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