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Faculty Position in Physical Limnology

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The EPFL School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering (ENAC) invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor of Physical Limnology in the Institute of Environmental Engineering (IIE).

The new professor will be a member of the Limnology Center (LIMNC) and the Center for Climate Impact and Action (CLIMACT), and will have access to the multi-institutional experimental platform for limnological research LéXPLORE, located on Lake Geneva near EPFL.

We seek applicants with acknowledged research expertise on physical processes in inland surface waters and their response to natural and anthropogenic impacts. Particularly welcome are candidates with research interests that include the impacts of climate change on aquatic environments. We also encourage applications from candidates whose research vision encompasses the quantitative interdisciplinary connections between physical, chemical and biological processes that contribute to ecosystem services provided by lakes and other inland water bodies.

The appointee is expected to lead an internationally recognized research program in physical limnology that leverages the opportunities offered by EPFL. The professor will be committed to excellence in undergraduate and graduate level teaching, and will contribute to the Environmental Engineering program, which emphasizes basic and translational research as the foundation for environmental adaptation and engineering design.

EPFL, with its main campus located in Lausanne, on the shores of Lake Geneva, is a dynamically growing and well-funded institution fostering excellence and diversity. It is well equipped with experimental and computational infrastructure, and offers a fertile environment for research collaboration between various disciplines. The EPFL environment is multilingual and multicultural, with English serving as a common interface. EPFL offers internationally competitive start-up resources, salaries and benefits.

The following documents are requested in PDF format: cover letter including a statement of motivation, curriculum vitae, publication list, concise statements of research and teaching interests (up to 5 pages for each) as well as the names and contact information of three referees who are ready to supply a letter upon request. Applications should be uploaded to the EPFL recruitment website:


Formal evaluation of the applications will begin on January 1, 2022.

Further enquiries should be made to:

Prof. Fernando Porté-Agel

Chair of the Search Committee
e-mail: SearchLimnology@epfl.ch

For additional information on EPFL, please consult:


https://www.epfl.ch/schools/enac/, https://www.epfl.ch/schools/enac/research/environmental-engineering-institute-iie/,


https://www.epfl.ch/schools/enac/research/centers/climact/, https://www.epfl.ch/research/domains/limnc/projects/lexplore/


EPFL is an equal opportunity employer and a family friendly university, committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, and strongly encourages women to apply.

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