Faculty Position in Structural Design and Engineering

EPFL | École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne
Lausanne, Switzerland
Apr 11, 2021
Apr 14, 2021
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
The civil engineering industry is the largest user of raw materials and constructed assets account for approximately one-third of the world's total carbon emissions. While this situation is unsustainable, society expects civil engineers to continue to provide the necessary conditions for a good quality of life. In the next decades, engineers must find new and innovative ways to design, manage, rehabilitate and strengthen civil infrastructure and buildings to meet societal needs in a changing world. The key driver of this transition should be sustainability and its reflection into innovative structural design.

We seek candidates who develop innovative methods and concepts to design, assess, maintain and rehabilitate civil infrastructure with emphasis on structural concrete as well as other cementitious-based and recyclable materials by leveraging a combination of approaches including, but not limited to, computational techniques and modelling of complex physical damage phenomena, advanced experimental techniques, as well as infrastructure monitoring. In this context, we invite applications for a Faculty position at the Tenure Track Assistant Professor level.

The successful candidate will be involved in existing core undergraduate and graduate courses as well as new innovative courses, supervise doctoral students and contribute significantly to knowledge transfer in the broad field of structural engineering. A good knowledge of engineering practice is also appreciated, suitably identifying current and future needs of the structural engineering community.

With its main campus located in Lausanne and its developing antennae in neighbouring cantons in Switzerland, EPFL is a growing and well-funded institution fostering excellence and diversity. It is well equipped with experimental and computational infrastructure, and offers a fertile environment for research collaboration between different disciplines. The EPFL environment is multilingual and multicultural, with English serving as a common interface. The EPFL offers internationally competitive start-up resources, salaries, and benefits.

The following documents are requested in PDF format: cover letter including a statement of motivation, curriculum vitae, publications list, statements of teaching interests and research plans, as well as the names and addresses, including emails, of at least three references (contacted for shortlisted candidates).

Formal evaluation of the applications will begin on May 1, 2021 and the search will continue until the position is filled.

Further enquiries should be made to:

Prof. Dimitrios Lignos
Chair of the Search Committee

E-mail: SearchStructural@epfl.ch

EPFL is an equal opportunity employer and a family friendly university, committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, and strongly encourages women to apply.