The Department of Physics ( www.phys.ethz.ch ) at ETH Zurich invites applications for this position.
Applicants should have already demonstrated leadership of research programs on major international observing facilities and must present a compelling vision for the future scientific exploitation of facilities such as ALMA, JWST and the E-ELT. We are particularly interested in the general research field of star and planet formation, but candidates in other related areas of Galactic astrophysics are also encouraged to apply. The primary consideration in the appointment will be demonstrated excellence of achievements and outstanding scientific potential for the future. Switzerland is a full member of both ESO and ESA and has access to all of their facilities. The professorship will be provided with sufficient resources in order to establish a significant research group. The new professor will be expected to teach undergraduate level courses in e.g. introductory physics (in either German or English) as well as graduate level courses in astrophysics (in English).
Depending on the experience, the position will be filled at assistant professor (tenure track) or full professor level. Assistant professorships have been established to promote the careers of younger scientists. ETH Zurich implements a tenure track system equivalent to other international top universities.
Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a statement of future research and teaching interests, and three of your 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 31 October 2016. ETH Zurich is an equal opportunity and family friendly employer and is further responsive to the needs of dual career couples. Women are specifically encouraged to apply.
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