JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

February 1, 2021 - July 31, 2021

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Faculty Position in Technology and Policy

JOE ID Number: 2021-01_111466645
Date Posted: 03/09/2021
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Faculty Position in Technology and Policy
Section: International:Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Lausanne, SWITZERLAND
JEL Classification: 00 -- 00 - Default: Any Field
Tenure Track Assistant Professor or Associate or Full Professor in Technology and Policy
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The College of Management of Technology (CDM) at EPFL invites applications for a faculty position in Technology & Policy, either at the untenured level (as Tenure Track Assistant Professor) or at the tenured level (as Associate or Full Professor), with an expected start date of January 1, 2022.

We are searching for applicants who are committed to excellence in research, teaching and outreach. Successful candidates work at the intersection of technology, economics, and policy, with a strong research agenda that addresses questions of public interest such as the environment, energy, health, innovation and digitalization. They have the ability to leverage EPFL’s strength in science and engineering to inspire and lead public discourse on policy topics of national and international importance.

A doctorate will be required at the starting date. The candidate is expected to develop an independent and competitive research program in a multidisciplinary environment, supervise own PhD students and engage with researchers in related fields across the EPFL campus. Ideally, s/he has an affinity to Switzerland, with a strong desire and ability to engage with top decision makers in industry, NGOs and public policy.
EPFL offers internationally competitive salaries, generous research support, significant start-up resources, an outstanding research infrastructure, and close ties to the Swiss Federal government as well as the international policy hub in Geneva. Academics in Switzerland enjoy many research funding opportunities and an exceptionally high standard of living.

Applications should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a publication list, a brief statements of research and teaching interests, as well as contact information (name/address/email) of at least three references for junior candidates, five for senior candidates. All documents should be submitted in PDF-format at

The review of applications will begin on April 30, 2021, and continues until further notice.
Expressions of interest, nomination letters, or inquiries may be addressed confidentially to:

Prof. Dr. Marc Gruber
Chair of the Search Committee

Further information on EPFL and CDM is available at and
EPFL is an equal opportunity employer and family friendly university. It is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It strongly encourages women to apply.

Application Requirements:
  • External Application Link
Application deadline: 07/31/2021