Institute of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne

Position Title: Faculty Position in Mechanical Systems
Position Location:Lausanne, Lausanne CH-1015, Switzerland [map]
Subject Area: Engineering
Appl Deadline:2016/12/01 finished (posted 2016/07/26, finished 2017/12/10)
Position Description:    

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Faculty Position in Mechanical Systems

at the Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)

The Institute of Mechanical Engineering is soliciting applications for a faculty position at the level of tenure-track assistant professor or tenured associate professor in a broad range of research areas related to mechanical systems.

Of particular interest for this search are applicants with specific technical interest that includes but is not limited to: vibration and structural control, instrumentation and monitoring, distributed sensing, design and mechatronics. Applicants should have a demonstrated record of excellence in their chosen technical area.

As a faculty member of the School of Engineering, the successful candidate will be expected to initiate an independent and creative research program and participate in undergraduate and graduate teaching. Internationally competitive salaries, start-up resources and benefits are offered.

EPFL, with its main campus located in Lausanne, Switzerland, is a dynamically growing and well-funded institution fostering excellence and diversity. As a technical university covering essentially the entire palette of engineering and science, EPFL offers a fertile environment for research cooperation between different disciplines. EPFL has a highly international environment that 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, list of publications and patents, concise statement of research and teaching interests. Applicants for Assistant Professor should request letters of recommendation to be sent to the committee, while applicants for Associate Professor should provide the names and addresses of at least five potential recommenders. Applications must be uploaded in PDF format to the recruitment web site via the Apply link above.

Formal evaluation of candidates will begin on December 1st, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.

Enquiries may be addressed to:

Prof. John Botsis
Search Committee Chair

For additional information on EPFL, please consult the web sites:,, .

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


Please note that only candidates for Assistant Professor should ask their referees to upload letters through this website. 

Candidates for (tenured) Associate Professor need only provide the name and email address of their referees; letters will be requested directly by the Search Committee when required for the evaluation procedure.

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:

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne - EPFL
School of Engineering - STI
ELB 114
Station 11
CH - 1015 Lausanne

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