Open Faculty Positions

The Department of Earth Sciences (D-ERDW) at ETH Zurich invites applications for the below-mentioned positions at the full, associate or assistant professor level.

Professor or Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) of Climate Geology


Professor or Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) of Experimental Geochemistry/Mineral Physics


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Earthquakes – a serious hazard for Switzerland

Hazard map

After ten years of intensive research, the Swiss Seismological Service (SED) at ETH Zurich has created an updated seismic hazard model, which confirms that earthquakes are a serious hazard for Switzerland. Read more 


“An extra expenditure that paid off!”

Bild: ETH Zürich/D-ERDW

Ten years ago, ETH Zurich began collaborating with TU Delft and RWTH Aachen on a trinational Joint Master Programme in Applied Geophysics. We asked Professor of Geophysics Hansruedi Maurer what ETH Zurich has learned from the pioneering project. Read more 


Some like it even hotter

Photo: Kristjan Einarsson

Scientists in Iceland have drilled into a reservoir of extremely hot water that has the potential to greatly expand geothermal electricity output. Now ETH geoscientists have for the first time been able to produce a realistic simulation of how such reservoirs are created. They predict that these natural phenomena are widespread in volcanic areas. Read more 


25 August 2015 - 28 February 2016, Exhibition

BodenSchätzeWerte - Unser Umgang mit Rohstoffen

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2 September 2015, Talk

Exploring the Earth’s subsurface using seismic methods - Vortrag zur Sonderausstellung "BodenSchätzeWerte"

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5 September 2015 - 6 September 2015, Other

Woher kommt das Licht? – Energie und Energierohstoffe - focusTerra an der Scientifica

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5 September 2015 - 6 September 2015, Other

RohstoffeEnergieLicht - focusTerra an der Langen Nacht der Zürcher Museen

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9 September 2015, Workshop

Auf Schatzsuche im Handy - Weiterbildung für Lehrpersonen

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9 September 2015, Talk

Fossile Schätze der Schweiz; die spektakulären Dinosaurierfunde aus der Späten Trias von Frick (AG)

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