Faculty Position in Architecture and Sustainable Construction/

EPFL’s School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering (ENAC)

EPFL’s School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering (ENAC) is inviting applications for a faculty position in Architecture and Sustainable Construction. This is a full time (100%) position open at either the Full Professor or Associate Professor level.

Sustainable construction and the transformation of buildings play a pivotal role in society’s pursuit of reducing the ecological footprint of construction and overall societal sustainability. Design choices, including strategies to reduce, reuse, or recycle materials in the design and planning processes, wield a major impact on overall emission reduction strategies. Achieving success in this area necessitates profound knowledge and expertise in design, technological solutions, and construction processes, in which digitalization is poised to play a major role.

The Institute of Architecture and the City (IA) is seeking a new professor with a clear and strategic vision for research and a strong commitment to excellence in education in architecture and sustainable construction. Candidates should be recognized internationally for their academic and/or professional accomplishments, supported by a proven track record of research and/or design practice with related publications. Additionally, candidates should have experience in conducting research and in teaching at both the Master’s and Bachelor’s levels, on related topics such as Sustainable Design, Transformation, and Conservation.

The new professor will be based in the EPFL Fribourg Associated Campus and the research group’s activities will benefit from the unique experimentation spaces and prototyping facilities in Fribourg, while teaching activities will primarily take place in Lausanne. The professor is expected to build up major research lines in architecture and sustainable construction, secure funding from industry and science foundations, and supervise PhD students. Fribourg’s unique geographic location in the larger Swiss and European context make it the perfect base for the position to expand research networks across Europe while facilitating continuous exchange with research labs at EPFL and actively contributing to ENAC’s strategic areas.

The IA at ENAC, EPFL, is an internationally leading institution in architecture, urban and territorial design. It is one of the three university-level architecture schools in Switzerland. With its main campus located in Lausanne and its developing associated campuses in neighbouring cantons in Switzerland, EPFL is a 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 collaborations between different 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, publications list (including portfolio or selected scholarly outputs), statements of research vision and teaching interests (up to five pages each), and the names and addresses (including e-mail) of five to seven references who have already agreed to supply a letter upon request. Applications should be uploaded to the EPFL recruitment page:

Formal evaluation of the applications will begin on 15 March 2024.

Further enquiries should be made to:
Prof. Jeffrey Huang
Search Committee Chair
e-mail: [email protected]

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