Digital Humanities Institute, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne

Position ID:EPFL-Digital Humanities Institute-DIGITAL_HUMANITIES [#5387]
Position Title: Faculty Positions in Digital Humanities
Position Location:Lausanne, Vaud CH-1015, Switzerland [map]
Subject Area: Digital Humanities
Appl Deadline: finished (posted 2015/04/15, finished 2017/04/03, listed until 2016/02/12)
Position Description:    

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Faculty Positions in Digital Humanities

at the Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)


The College of Humanities at EPFL invites applications for junior and senior faculty positions within its newly created Digital Humanities Institute. We seek individuals who will develop and drive an interdisciplinary research program at the intersection of the humanities and computer science/engineering, who are dedicated to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and who will be active members of the growing digital humanities community at EPFL. Candidates from all areas that use computational methods in humanities research will be considered, but preference will be given to candidates in the fields of art history, museology, musicology, big data for the humanities, and information visualization.


EPFL offers a fertile environment for research cooperation between different disciplines including the humanities. It hosts the archives of the Montreux Jazz Festival (, is involved in a trans-disciplinary project with the Archivio di Stato in Venice (, and numerous other research projects with several national and international institutions. EPFL is committed to build research competence in Digital Humanities; it has recently created an Institute of Digital Humanities and is recruiting world-class talent in this domain. EPFL will also offer a Master of Science in Digital Humanities starting with the academic year 2016/2017.


EPFL, with its main campus located in Lausanne, Switzerland, is a dynamically growing and well-funded institution fostering excellence and diversity. EPFL offers internationally competitive salaries, significant start-up resources, and outstanding research infrastructure. The EPFL environment is multi-lingual and multi-cultural, with English often serving as a common interface.


Applications should include a cover letter with a statement of motivation, curriculum vitae including a list of publications and patents, concise statements of research and teaching interests, and the names and addresses of at least three references for junior and six for senior positions. Applications must be uploaded in PDF format to the recruitment web site:


Formal evaluation of candidates will begin on June 1, 2015 and will continue until the positions are filled.


Enquiries may be addressed to:


Prof. Thomas David

Search Committee Chair



For additional information on EPFL, please consult the web sites and 


EPFL is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, and strongly encourages women to apply.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
BC 402 (Bâtiment BC)
CH-1015 Lausanne

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