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Professor of Sociology and Urban Studies

Lieu de travailZürich, Région de Zurich, Suisse

The Department of Architecture ( ?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> ) at ETH Zurich invites applications for the above-mentioned position. The professorship is located at the Institute of Landscape and Urban Studies (LUS) ( ?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> ), which is part of the Network City and Landscape (NSL) ( ?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> ).


The new professor offers core courses for students in the 1st and 2nd semester of the Bachelor’s degree programme and co-advises further courses in the Bachelor’s and in the Master’s degree programme (incl. master’s theses). She or he imparts to students the fundamental understanding of social conditions and impacts of the built and natural environment, contemporary sociological approaches in urban- and housing research, and an overview of global developments. The new professor will supervise doctoral students, leadhis/her teaching and research group and collaborate in teaching (incl. design studios) and research with chairs at the Institute of Landscape and Urban Studies as well as within the Department of Architecture and throughout ETH. Successful candidates are expected to propose and develop a state-of-the-art research agenda in the field of sociology and urban studies. The research activities are closely connected to the Network City and Landscape (NSL) and the Future Cities Laboratory (FCL) (?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">


The successful candidates shall be internationally renowned figures and hold a significant standing in critical sociological and urban studies debates. She or he must have a substantial theoretical and empiric sociological expertise of spatial processes on different scales. Additional qualifications include a doctoral degree and excellent experience, both in research and teaching in the academic context (Bachelor and Master). Responsible leadership of a group of employees and the commitment to actively support the development of the Department of Architecture beyond the boundaries of the own field of expertise are expected. The language of instruction should be German and/or English.

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Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a project list (if available), a statement of future research and teaching interests, a description of the leadership philosophy, and a description of the three most important achievements. The letter of application should be addressed to the President of ETH Zurich, Prof. Dr. Joël Mesot. The closing date for applications is 15 September 2022. ETH Zurich is an equal opportunity and family friendly employer, values diversity, strives to increase the number of women professors, and is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.


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