Faculty Position in Digital Infrastructure

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In our digital society, the pervasiveness of data, technology and artificial intelligence, is providing new opportunities to address modern challenges of civil engineering. At the interface between architecture and civil engineering, as well as environmental engineering since it relates to sensing technology and uncertainty quantification, the aim of EPFL’s School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering (ENAC) is to strengthen computational and integrative approaches. Civil engineers and architects must invent new strategies for decision making, including how to embed a multiplicity of environmental and material parameters. Digitalization has to be integrated at the academic level as well as in practice. We are looking for talented people who are able to provide innovative solutions in this field. In this context, we invite applications for a faculty position at the Assistant Tenure-Track Professor level.

The successful candidate will have a proven capability to contribute significantly to teaching and scholarship in the broad field of digital infrastructure.

The main topics of interest include:

  • Big data, data reliability and trust with emphasis on their application to civil-infrastructure design and management during service lives
  • Monitoring techniques and novel sensing technologies for modeling hazards and their impact on structures, spatially distributed infrastructure systems and humans
  • Smart infrastructure that senses and reacts to be user- and environment-aware, including field validation
  • Quantification and propagation of uncertainty from the level of in-situ measurements and loads to the final design, construction and subsequent performance assessment. Infrastructure resilience and energy-management efficiency

EPFL offers exceptional experimental and computational facilities for research and teaching.

The successful candidate should have a deep fundamental research background including knowledge transfer in civil engineering in general. As a faculty member of the Civil Engineering Section, he/she will excel in undergraduate and graduate teaching and supervise doctoral students.

With its main campus located in Lausanne and its developing antennae in neighboring 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 collaboration between 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, concise statements of research and teaching interests (3-5 pages) as well as the names and addresses, including emails, of at least three references (they may be contacted at a later stage). Applications should be uploaded to the EPFL recruitment web site:


Formal evaluation of the applications will begin on December 1, 2019 and the search will continue until the position is filled.

Further enquiries should be made to the Chair of the Search Committee:

Professor Michel Bierlaire
Director of Civil Engineering Institute
E-mail: SearchDigitalENAC@epfl.ch

For additional information on EPFL, please consult: http://www.epfl.ch or http://enac.epfl.ch

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

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