Professor or Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) of Quantum Engineering

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich


Professor or Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) of Quantum Engineering

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The Department of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering ( at ETH Zurich invites applications for the above-mentioned position.


The successful candidate is expected to develop a strong and visible research programme in quantum engineering and technology. He or she has a strong background in one of the areas of i) integrated quantum electronic circuits and technology platforms, ii) quantum photonic technologies for communication, cryptography and computation, iii) quantum metrology, sensing and detection, or iv) quantum devices and components. The new professor should hold a PhD degree, provide inspiration and leadership in research, and demonstrate an excellent record of accomplishments in quantum science and technology. He or she will teach courses in the core curriculum at the bachelor level and, together with colleagues from the Department of Physics, contribute to the development of the new MSc degree in Quantum Engineering. Generally, at ETH Zurich undergraduate level courses are taught in German or English and graduate level courses in English.


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 for an assistant professorship (tenure track).


Please apply online for a full professorship.

no names of references required

Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a list of publications and projects, 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 1 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.

*ETH Zurich emphasises qualitative assessment of academic accomplishments. This is why you are kindly asked to submit a short description of your three most important achievements (maximum a half page each). Besides research findings, these could also be extraordinary achievements in teaching and its further development, services in the benefit of the academic community or society, software development, patents, knowledge transfer and its practical application, spin-off companies or similar.

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