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Faculty Position in Theoretical High Energy Physics

EPFL is seeking to appoint a tenure track Assistant Professor in Theoretical High Energy Physics

  • Closing soon
  • Closing date: 20 Oct 2020
  • Switzerland | Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
  • Date posted: 17 Aug 2020
  • Job type: Academic: faculty
  • Disciplines: Astronomy, cosmology & space science  | Quantum science & technology 

The School of Basic Sciences (Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics) at EPFL seeks to appoint a tenure track Assistant Professor in Theoretical High Energy Physics. The appointment is solicited at the tenure track level, but in exceptional cases, appointments at other ranks will be considered as well.

We primarily target scientific excellence by searching broadly in this area. Preference will be given to applicants who can produce innovative ideas in particle physics and cosmology as well as think critically and originally on the more conceptual problems in quantum field theory.

Candidates should have an excellent record of scientific accomplishments. In addition, commitment to teaching at the undergraduate, master and doctoral levels is expected. Proficiency in French is not required, but a willingness to learn the language is appreciated.

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 world-class infrastructure, including high performance computing. EPFL covers the entire spectrum of science and engineering. Together with nearby CERN it offers a fertile environment for research and cooperation between different disciplines. The EPFL environment is multi-lingual and multi-cultural, with English serving as a common interface.

Applications should include a cover letter, a CV with a list of publications, a concise statement of research (three pages) and teaching interests (one page), and the contact information of at least three references.

Applications should be uploaded in PDF form by 20 October 2020 to

Enquiries may be addressed to:
Prof. Harald Brune, Chair of the Search Committee

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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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