Professor of Development Engineering at ETH Zurich
Deadline: 15 January 2020
We are pleased to announce that applications for the position of Professor of Development Engineering are now open. The Department of Humanities, Social and Political Sciences (D-GESS, www.gess.ethz.ch) and the Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering (D-MAVT, www.mavt.ethz.ch) at ETH Zurich jointly invite applications for the professorship.
The successful candidate is expected to work on challenges of people in low and middle-income countries and to develop solutions to address them. Ideally, she or he should have a background in engineering/natural sciences and social sciences/humanities. The candidate’s research focus could either be on a specific topic (e.g., health, energy, mobility) or on a methodology (e.g., user-centred product development, automation, digitalisation) related to the development, implementation, and evaluation of technologies in developing countries. The new professor will take a central role in shaping development engineering research and in teaching development engineering courses, educating the future leaders of sustainable development. She or he is also expected to collaborate with other members of ETH Zurich for Development (ETH4D). In general, at ETH Zurich undergraduate level courses are taught in German or English and graduate-level courses are taught in English.
Applications can be submitted here until 15 January 2020.