Faculty Position in Technology & Policy at the Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
EPFL École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne

Faculty Position in Technology & Policy at the Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)

Switzerland 02 Jun 2021


EPFL is one of the two Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology. With the status of a national school since 1969, the young engineering school has grown in many dimensions.
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The College of Management of Technology (CDM) at EPFL invites applications for a faculty position in Technology & Policy, either at the untenured level (as Tenure Track Assistant Professor) or at the tenured level (as Associate or Full Professor), with an expected start date of January 1, 2022.

We are searching for applicants who are committed to excellence in research, teaching and outreach. Successful candidates work at the intersection of technology, economics, and policy, with a strong research agenda that addresses questions of public interest such as the environment, energy, health, innovation and digitalization. They have the ability to leverage EPFL’s strength in science and engineering to inspire and lead public discourse on policy topics of national and international importance.

A doctorate will be required at the starting date. The candidate is expected to develop an independent and competitive research program in a multidisciplinary environment, supervise own PhD students and engage with researchers in related fields across the EPFL campus. Ideally, s/he has an affinity to Switzerland, with a strong desire and ability to engage with top decision makers in industry, NGOs and public policy.

EPFL offers internationally competitive salaries, generous research support, significant start-up resources, an outstanding research infrastructure, and close ties to the Swiss Federal government as well as the international policy hub in Geneva. Academics in Switzerland enjoy many research funding opportunities and an exceptionally high standard of living.

Applications should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a publication list, a brief statements of research and teaching interests, as well as contact information (name/address/email) of at least three references for junior candidates, five for senior candidates. All documents should be submitted in PDF-format at  


The review of applications will begin on April 30, 2021, and continues until further notice.

Expressions of interest, nomination letters, or inquiries may be addressed confidentially to:

Prof. Dr.  Marc Gruber
Chair of the Search Committee
E-mail:  policy-tech-search@epfl.ch

Further information on EPFL and CDM is available at http://www.epfl.ch and http://cdm.epfl.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.

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