Postdoc or Established Researcher position in Structural Geology and Tectonics

100%, Zurich, fixed-term

The Structural Geology and Tectonics (SGT) group in the Geological Institute, ETH Zurich, Switzerland, is seeking researchers to join our program focused on the dynamics and kinematics of deformation in Earth’s lithosphere.

Job description

You will conduct structural geology and tectonics research in collaboration with SGT group members and will teach and co-teach core structure/tectonics courses at the B.S. level, including field-based courses. You will also have the opportunity to raise funding as lead principal investigator and supervise or co-supervise B.S., M.S. and PhD student projects. 

Your profile

You must have a PhD in Earth Sciences within the general area of structural geology and tectonics. You will have at least 2 years of postdoctoral experience and some university-level teaching experience. The ability to teach in German is required, and detailed knowledge of Alpine geology is preferred.

Your workplace

We offer

We offer a dynamic working environment with a wide range of complementary researchers and analytical and experimental facilities. The Department of Earth Sciences at ETH and the SGT group greatly value diversity among its researchers, are committed to building a more diverse intellectual community, and strongly encourage applications from women and other underrepresented minorities.  ETH and the SGT group support numerous family-friendly initiatives such as maternity benefits, childcare facilities in the university area, family allowances, and consideration of possibilities for dual-career couples.

The preferred start date is January 2023. The initial contract will be for 2 years, with the possibility of renewal for up to a total of 6 years. An attractive salary will be to the regulations of ETH Zurich.

Working, teaching and research at ETH Zurich

We value diversity

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 our Equal Opportunities and Diversity website to find out how we ensure a fair and open environment that allows everyone to grow and flourish.

Curious? So are we.

We look forward to receiving your online application with the following documents:

  • a 3-page CV
  • a 2-page summary of research and teaching interests and experience
  • a list of names and contact information of at least 3 references

A review of applications will begin on September 15, 2022, and the position will remain open until filled. Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.

For more information about the SGT group, please visit our web page and the website for the Geological Institute. Questions regarding the position should be directed to [Prof. /Mrs/Whitney Behr, email [] (no applications).

About ETH Zürich

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.