Job: Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture (Tenure Track)

The Department of Architecture at ETH Zurich invites applications for the above-mentioned position. The assistant professorship is located at the Institute for Landscape and Urban Studies (www.lus.arch.ethz.ch).

The department is searching for a landscape architect with exceptional potential to advance the discipline at the highest level. The candidate will develop a research and design agenda grounded in the contemporary theory of landscape architecture. The position emphasizes innovative and interdisciplinary research topics addressing the climate emergency and societal changes. Innovative research projects can emerge from collaborations within the department and throughout ETH Zurich, including the Departments of Environmental Systems Science (D-​USYS) and Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering (D-​BAUG) as well as Humanities, Social and Political Sciences (D-​GESS). The assistant professor will have access to existing research infrastructures, such as the Large-scale Virtualization and Modeling Lab (LVML). Close collaboration with the chairs at the Institute for Landscape and Urban Studies is of particular importance.

The future assistant professor will contribute to the teaching in the Master’s degree programme in Landscape Architecture as well as in the Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programme in Architecture. Teaching will focus on design studios and basic courses. The successful candidate will supervise doctoral students and contribute to the doctoral programme in Landscape and Urban Studies.

The new professor demonstrates an independent position supported by publications of international relevance. Candidates are expected to have experience in developing and managing design research projects and convince with their pedagogical approach. They should have a clear position towards the integration of new digital technologies in the productions of landscapes and environments. Additional qualifications include a university degree – ideally with a doctorate – in landscape architecture or related fields. Competence in leading a research group and contribution to the development of the Department of Architecture beyond the boundaries of the discipline are expected. The language of instruction may be in German or 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.

Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a project list, 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 letter of application should be addressed to the President of ETH Zurich, Prof. Dr. Joël Mesot. The closing date for applications is 30 April 2024.

*ETH Zurich emphasizes qualitative assessment of academic accomplishments. This is why you are kindly asked to submit a short description of your three most important achievements (maximum a half page each). Besides research findings, these could also be extraordinary achievements in teaching and its further development, services in the benefit of the academic community or society, software development, patents, knowledge transfer and its practical application, spin-​​​​​​​off companies or similar.

Job Location

Zurich, Switzerland

Method of applications

Online, The letter of application should be addressed to the President of ETH Zurich, Prof. Dr. Joël Mesot

Deadline for applications

April 30, 2024
Application URL: bi.id.ethz.ch/

Published on February 26, 2024

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