Job ID: 148725

Faculty Position in Human-Centric Emerging Mobility at the Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne


  • Nov. 3, 2020
  • Faculty Position in Human-Centric Emerging Mobility at the Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne
  • Civil Engineering Section
  • EPFL
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Transportation Engineering
    Human Factors Engineering/Ergonomics
    Civil Engineering
    Engineering - Other

Transportation systems are currently experiencing a fundamental transformation in their structures and organization, triggered by new technologies (self-driving cars, ride-hailing services, robotics, AI) and the development of the shared economy. Nevertheless, people will travel together if they are offered opportunities that meet their objectives and do not violate their barriers and individuality. Focused on traveler needs, and enabled thanks to technology and data science, human-centric systems such as "Mobility as a Service" become conceptual references across all transportation modes, both in urban and interurban contexts. The integration of these new systems into transportation infrastructure, their competition with public transportation and the evolution of transportation systems present a large array of social, environmental, and technical challenges in a context of digital transformation.

EPFL’s School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering (ENAC) invites applications for a Faculty position at the tenure track level (Assistant Professor) in Human-Centric Emerging mobility. We are seeking out talented people who will be able to provide innovative solutions in this evolving field.

The successful candidate will have a strong research background in transportation systems as well as the potential to develop an innovative and internationally recognized research program leading to an outstanding record of scientific accomplishments. As a faculty member of the Civil Engineering Section, he/she will excel in undergraduate and graduate teaching and the supervision of doctoral students. With its main campus located in Lausanne and its developing antennae in neighbouring cantons in Switzerland, EPFL is a growing and well-funded institution fostering excellence and diversity. It is a well equipped with experimental and computational infrastructure, and offers a fertile environment for research collaboration between different disciplines. The EPFL environment is multilingual and multicultural, with English serving as a common interface. The EPFL offers internationally competitive start-up resources, salaries, and benefits.

The following documents are requested in PDF format: cover letter including a statement of motivation, curriculum vitae, publications list, statements of teaching interests and research plans, as well as the names and addresses, including emails, of at least three references (contacted for short-listed candidates). Applications should be uploaded to the EPFL recruitment web site:

Formal evaluation of the applications will begin on January 30, 2021 and the search will continue until the position is filled. Further enquiries should be made to:
Prof. Nikolas Geroliminis
Chair of the Search Committee

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

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