Faculty Position in Hydraulic Engineering and Fluid-Structure Interactions

Faculty position in Hydraulic Engineering & Fluid-Structure Interactions
at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)

The EPFL School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering (ENAC) invites applications for an Assistant (tenure-track) or Associate (tenured) Professor of Hydraulic Engineering & Fluid-Structure Interactions in the Institute of Civil Engineering.

The Institute of Civil Engineering in ENAC carries out basic and translational research spanning fundamental understanding of Hydraulic Engineering, Structures and Materials, Transportation and Networks, and Geosystems and Geomechanics. It covers a diverse portfolio in research, teaching and innovative technology development across transversal themes: understanding and adapting to climate change, natural hazards, infrastructure resilience and sustainability, design for re-use, geo-energy and geosystems.

Areas of interest include but are not limited to: fundamental research in the development of renewable energy systems such as dams and hydropower systems, advanced modelling of hydraulic infrastructure, fluid-structure interactions, resource conservation, and risk analysis for extremes. Additional areas include experimental methods as well as sensing data for the development of techniques that leverage digital twins for reliable maintenance and safety assessment of hydraulic infrastructure, as well as analysis of extreme natural hazards and adaptation to climate change.

The successful candidate will have a strong research background in Hydraulic Engineering and Fluid-Structure Interactions as well as the potential to develop an innovative and internationally recognized research program.

As a faculty member in the Civil Engineering Section, the appointee will excel in undergraduate and graduate teaching and in guiding research students.

EPFL, with its main campus located in Lausanne on the shores of Lake Geneva, is a dynamically 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 various disciplines. The EPFL environment is multilingual and multicultural, with English serving as a common interface. EPFL offers significant start-up resources and internationally competitive salaries and benefits as well as excellent experimental and computational facilities.

The following documents are requested in PDF format: cover letter including a statement of motivation, curriculum vitae, publication list, concise statements of research vision and teaching interests (up to five pages for each), and the names and addresses (including e-mail) of at least three (for the rank of Assistant Professor) or five (for the rank of Associate Professor) references who have already agreed to supply a letter upon request. Applications should be uploaded to the EPFL recruitment web site:


Formal evaluation of the applications will begin on December 1st, 2022.

Further enquiries should be made to:
Prof. Dimitrios Lignos
Chair of the Search Committee
e-mail: SearchHydraulics@epfl.ch

For additional information on EPFL, please consult the websites: www.epfl.ch, enac.epfl.ch, iic.epfl.ch, sgc.epfl.ch.

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


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