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Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) of Solar Energy Engineering

ETH Zurich
Zurich, Switzerland
Closing date
Dec 12, 2023

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Field of specialization
Energy / Fuels, Engineering, Environmental
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

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 in solar energy science and engineering. The new professor is expected to establish an ambitious, world-class research program in the fast-evolving field of solar energy. We encourage applications from scientists and engineers from the entire spectrum of solar energy, from photo-, electro-, or thermo-chemical energy conversion to storage and utilization. Candidates should demonstrate a core area of scientific expertise and solid theoretical foundation with a strong motivation to apply this knowledge to develop novel and efficient solar technologies. Examples include (but are not limited to) processes and devices for solar-driven production of fuels and energy-intensive commodities such as chemicals, as well as for storage of solar energy and innovative approaches for solar electricity. Successful candidates should hold a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in engineering or a related area and have an outstanding record of accomplishments in solar energy. Furthermore, a strong motivation and indisputable commitment to undergraduate (in German or English) and graduate (in English) teaching and the ability to lead a research group are expected.

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. As a faculty member of ETH, the successful candidate can initiate and run their research program building on significant start-up resources, an annual research budget and state-of-the-art research infrastructure. Our salaries and benefits are internationally competitive. We offer a highly international environment that is multilingual and multicultural.

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 and projects, a statement of future research and teaching interests, a description of the leadership philosophy, three key publications, a description of the three most important achievements, and a certificate of the highest degree. The letter of application should be addressed to the President of ETH Zurich, Prof. Dr. Joël Mesot. The closing date for applications is 31 December 2023.

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