Professor or Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) of Theoretical Cosmology

ETH Zurich

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→ The Department of Physics (www.phys.ethz.ch) at ETH Zurich invites applications for the above-mentioned position.

→ Successful candidates are outstanding scientists in the field of theoretical cosmology and will perform pioneering theoretical research in the exploration of the fundamental laws of nature. The new professor will i) aim to formulate new realistic theories which extend the known fundamental laws of physics and pursue the deep questions about the origin and evolution of the universe, ii) profit from the fast paced progress which is anticipated in observational cosmology and from future advances in other related fields such as experimental or theoretical particle physics, and iii) identify the important future milestones in the general field of cosmology and offer theoretical guidance for their accomplishment by the wider scientific community. He or she is expected to provide inspiration and leadership in research, to be an effective and enthusiastic teacher, and to develop and teach theoretical physics courses at the bachelor (in German or English) and master (in English) level. The Department of Physics offers a stimulating environment in mathematical, theoretical, and computational physics, as well as in experimental high-energy physics, condensed matter physics, astrophysics and observational cosmology, quantum optics, and neuroinformatics.

→ Assistant professorships have been established to promote the careers of younger scientists. ETH Zurich implements a tenure track system equivalent to other top international universities. The level of the appointment will depend on the successful candidate’s qualifications.

Please apply online: www.facultyaffairs.ethz.ch

→ Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a statement of future research and teaching interests, a description of the three most important achievements, and the names of five references. The letter of application should be addressed to the President of ETH Zurich, Prof. Dr. Joël Mesot. Submissions will be reviewed starting on 15 December 2019, but applications are welcome until the position is filled. ETH Zurich is an equal opportunity and family friendly employer, strives to increase the number of women professors, and is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

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