The School of Basic Sciences (Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics) at EPFL seeks to appoint a Professor in Statistical Physics of Complex Systems. This includes statistical physics of inference and learning, soft matter theory and theoretical biophysics. The appointment is offered at the Tenure Track Assistant Professor or tenured Associate Professor levels.
We expect candidates to establish leadership and strengthen the EPFL endeavor in Statistical Physics of Complex Systems. Priority will be given to the overall originality and promise of the candidate’s work over any particular specialization area.
Candidates should hold a PhD and have an excellent record of scientific accomplishments in the field. In addition, commitment to teaching at the undergraduate, master and doctoral levels is expected. Proficiency in French teaching is not required, but willingness to learn the language expected.
EPFL, with its main campus located in Lausanne, Switzerland, on the shores of lake Geneva, is a dynamically growing and well-funded institution fostering excellence and diversity. It has a highly international campus with first-class infrastructure, including high performance computing.
As a technical university covering essentially the entire palette of engineering and science, EPFL offers a fertile environment for research cooperation between different disciplines. The EPFL environment is multi-lingual and multi-cultural, with English often serving as a common interface
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Applications should include a cover letter, a CV with a list of publications, a concise statement of research (maximum 3 pages) and teaching interests (one page), and the names and addresses (including e-mail) of at least three references for a junior position or five references for a senior position.
Applications should be uploaded (as PDFs) by November 15 th , 2019 to
Enquiries may be addressed to:
Prof. Jan Hesthaven Dean of the School of Basic Sciences
E-mail : fsbdeanepfl.ch
Prof. Harald Brune Director of the Institute of Physics
E-mail : IPHYSDirectorepfl.ch
EPFL is an equal opportunity employer and family friendly university. It is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It strongly encourages women to apply.