Job as Director of the Swiss Seismological Service (SED)

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July 30, 2012

Job position: Professor of Seismology and Director of the Swiss Seismological Service (SED)
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Employer: ETH Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
Type: Full Time – Experienced
Categories: Earth and Space Science Informatics, Seismology, Solid Earth Geophysics
Preferred Education: Doctorate

Job Description
The Department of Earth Sciences (www.erdw.ethz.ch) and the Swiss Seismological Service (www.seismo.ethz.ch) at ETH Zurich invite applications for the above-mentioned position.

The successful candidate will lead a diverse team of currently 80 scientists, staff members, and students. The SED is a national service and competence centre for earthquake related risk analysis and research, service, and education. It operates the national seismic network, consisting of more than 120 real-time stations, a 24/7 alert service, is responsible for seismic hazard assessment at a national scale and acts as the Swiss National Data Centre for the CTBT. Presently, the SED conducts research and development covering a wide range of topics, including seismic hazard assessment, engineering seismology, induced seismicity, computational and statistical seismology, real-time seismology and seismotectonics.

The new Professor and Director should have expertise in any domain of seismology and will direct the national seismological service and shape the research activities at the SED responding to the increasingly cross-disciplinary challenges of the future. He or she has an outstanding research record, proven ability to raise competitive funding and demonstrated managerial as well as communication skills. A contribution to teaching within the Department of Earth Sciences at both undergraduate level (German or English) and graduate level courses (English) is expected. Furthermore, a willingness to learn German is required.

Your application should include your curriculum vitae, publication list, statement of research interests, and the names of three potential referees. The letter of application should be addressed to the President of ETH Zurich, Prof. Dr. Ralph Eichler. The closing date for applications is 16 September 2012. ETH Zurich is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. In order to increase the number of women in leading academic positions, we specifically encourage women to apply. ETH Zurich is further responsive to the needs of dual career couples and qualifies as a family friendly employer. Please apply online at www.facultyaffairs.ethz.ch.

Requirements
The new Professor and Director should have expertise in any domain of seismology and will direct the national seismological service and shape the research activities at the SED responding to the increasingly cross-disciplinary challenges of the future. He or she has an outstanding research record, proven ability to raise competitive funding and demonstrated managerial as well as communication skills. A contribution to teaching within the Department of Earth Sciences at both undergraduate level (German or English) and graduate level courses (English) is expected. Furthermore, a willingness to learn German is required.

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