Scientific Assistant in spatial planning and urban design

ETH Zurich


February 20, 2022


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  • Scientific Assistant in spatial planning and urban design

    40%-100%, Zurich, fixed-term

    ETH Zurich is one of the world's leading universities. It is renowned for its excellent education, its cutting-edge research and its efforts to put new knowledge and innovations directly into practice. The Institute for Spatial and Landscape Development engages in transformative spatial research towards a more sustainable spatial and landscape development.

    Job description

    We search a scientific assistant with interest in teaching spatial and urban planning, urban design and urban studies. The scientific assistant will help teaching in the international master program Spatial Development and Infrastructure Systems and in the bachelor program Geospatial Engineering.

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    We search for a scientific assistant with

  • A Master degree (or near completion of) in urban and spatial planning, urban design planning, or urban studies
  • Strong interest in developing experience in academic teaching and supervising theses
  • Good knowledge and interest in questions and challenges at the interface of urban design, spatial planning, and urban studies
  • Good knowledge of the Swiss spatial planning context
  • Very good command of written and spoken English and German as teaching is conducted in both languages
  • Practical experience in planning and urban design is an asset
  • We offer

    We offer a scientific assistant position focused on teaching. The position can be filled in a 40-100% workload (upon negotiation). Please specify the workload that is possible for you in the application. The position can be up to 6 years and will start in summer 2022. There is an opportunity to pursue a PhD if both parties want this.

    ETH Zurich

    ETH Zurich is one of the world's leading universities specialising in science and technology. We are renowned for our excellent education, cutting-edge fundamental research and direct transfer of new knowledge into society. Over 30,000 people from more than 120 countries find our university to be a place that promotes independent thinking and an environment that inspires excellence. Located in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, we work together to develop solutions for the global challenges of today and tomorrow.

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    Application should include your:

  • letter of interest
  • CV,
  • and academic transcripts
  • Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our ETH job portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered. Please contact Prof. Dr. David Kaufmann for specific questions about the position.

    Selection will start immediately and continue until the position is filled. The starting date for the position is summer 2022. We look forward to receiving your online application until end of February 2022.

    In line with our values, ETH Zurich encourages an inclusive culture. We promote equality of opportunity, value diversity and nurture a working and learning environment in which the rights and dignity of all our staff and students are respected. Visit ourEqual Opportunities and Diversity website to find out how we ensure a fair and open environment that allows everyone to grow and flourish.

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