Open Position at ETH: Professor of High-Resolution Weather and Climate Modelling (fwd)

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

The new professor will be responsible for developing a leading research and teaching program that focuses on high-resolution weather and climate modelling, including both disciplinary and system-oriented ultidisciplinary research. The successful candidate is expected to develop an innovative research program that makes an important contribution to advancing process understanding in the climate system and providing detailed information about climate change that is also relevant for adaptation measures. The core research activity of the new professor could be for instance in fields related to the development and application of large-eddy simulation models in the context of the larger-scale climate system, regional and global kilometer-scale weather and climate simulations, the development of physical parameterizations for high-resolution atmospheric models coupled to land, ocean and ice, and the use of high-resolution ensemble techniques.

The professorship will be part of the Institute of Atmospheric and Climate Science. ETH Zurich and other research organizations in Switzerland, including MeteoSwiss, provide a wide range of opportunity for collaboration in the areas of high-resolution weather and climate modelling. The successful candidate is expected to teach undergraduate level courses (German or English) and graduate level courses (English) in the Atmosphere and Climate study program, covering both basic and advanced topics in numerical modelling of weather and climate. 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, and a description of the three most important achievements, and the names of three references. The letter of application should be addressed to the President of ETH Zurich, Prof. Dr. Joël Mesot. The closing date for applications is 31. August 2023