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<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify"><b><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Professor of Alpine Mass Movements
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<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;mso-fareast-language:DE">The Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering (<a href="https://baug.ethz.ch/en/"><span style="mso-fareast-language:DE-CH">www.baug.ethz.ch</span></a>)
 at ETH Zurich and the Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL (<a href="http://www.wsl.ch"><span style="mso-fareast-language:DE-CH">www.wsl.ch</span></a>) invite applications for the above-mentioned position to establish a research group on
</span><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Alpine Mass Movements</span><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;mso-fareast-language:DE">. The joint position will be affiliated with the
 WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research in Davos (Canton Grisons) and ETH Zurich.</span><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:red"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="Default" style="text-align:justify"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:windowtext;mso-fareast-language:DE">T</span><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">he successful
 candidate </span><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:windowtext;mso-fareast-language:DE">is expected to develop a strong and visible research programme,
</span><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">which addresses the challenges caused by the ongoing changes in mountain regions and specifically focuses on
</span><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">mass movements
</span><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">and on providing solutions for natural hazards mitigation in mountain environments</span><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">. Topics of
 interest for </span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">the professorship are, among others, the simulation of the dynamics of mass movements like avalanches, debris flows, landslides, and rockfall from the triggering
 to the runout zones, which are of importance as a basis for risk scenarios and planning of protection measures.
</span><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:windowtext;mso-fareast-language:DE">Applicants
</span><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">have a strong background in the broad domain of computational mechanics, with specific reference to terrain instabilities that characterise mountain slopes.
</span><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:windowtext;mso-fareast-language:DE">Computational methods to simulate the initiation and dynamics of mass movements supported by field and lab experiments as well as observations
 are at the core of the required expertise. The successful candidate has a strong mechanical background and proved, excellent, and international research record
</span><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">of accomplishments in numerical simulations with a demonstrated interest in experimental research</span><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:windowtext;mso-fareast-language:DE">.
 She or he will lead a research group in Davos at </span><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;mso-fareast-language:DE">the WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research (SLF) of the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow
 and Landscape Research (WSL) </span><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:windowtext;mso-fareast-language:DE">and will be a member of the
</span><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;mso-fareast-language:DE">Department of
</span><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:windowtext;mso-fareast-language:DE">Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering at ETH Zurich, where the teaching activities at undergraduate (German or English) and graduate
 level (English) take place.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoPlainText" style="text-align:justify"><b><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Please apply online: www.facultyaffairs.ethz.ch
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<p class="MsoPlainText" style="text-align:justify"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a statement of future research and teaching interests, and
 a description of the three most important achievements. The letter of application should be addressed
<b>to the President of ETH Zurich, Prof. Dr. JoŽl Mesot. The closing date for applications is 30 September 2021</b>. ETH Zurich is an equal opportunity and family friendly employer, values diversity, strives to increase the number of women professors, and is
 responsive to the needs of dual career couples.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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