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Professor of Plant Disease Dynamics

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Zurich, Canton of Zürich (CH)
Closing date
13 Aug 2024

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Environmental Science
Job Type
Faculty Member
Employment - Hours
Full time

The Department of Environmental Systems Science ( at ETH Zurich invites applications for the above-mentioned position.

The ideal candidate centers their research on the organismal biology of plant-pathogen interactions as related to global environmental problems (e.g., emerging and introduced plant diseases, biodiversity change) and solutions (e.g., ecosystem management, sustainable agriculture). Example topics include (but are not limited to): the drivers of emerging plant diseases (e.g., of agricultural crops, trees, and other plants of concern) and/or the ecological and evolutionary dynamics of plant-pathogen dynamics in species or ecosystems of interest (e.g., agricultural systems, forest ecosystems). Candidates applying integrative toolboxes, by combining field and greenhouse experiments or observations, mathematical modelling, and state-of-the-art tools (e.g., genomics, phenotyping, eDNA), would be a perfect fit for the position. The future professor is invited to take advantage of the opportunities for collaboration offered by the department, where environmental problems and the development of sustainable solutions are central motivators of research by all research groups.

Successful candidates must have established a strong research portfolio and leadership in the field and possess ample experience in teaching and mentoring. The future professor will be expected to teach undergraduate level courses (in German or English) and graduate level courses (in English) within the programs in Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. The hiring package includes base funding at a level commensurate with the appointment.

ETH Zurich is an equal opportunity and family-friendly employer, values diversity, and is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples.

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Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a statement of future research and teaching interests, a description of the leadership philosophy, a description of the three most important achievements, and a certificate of the highest degree. The letter of application should be addressed to the President of ETH Zurich, Prof. Dr. Joël Mesot. The closing date for applications is 15 September 2024.

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