Postdoc in History of Art and Architecture

ETH Zurich Chair of the History of Art and Architecture


Postdoc: History of Art and Architecture

80%, Zurich, fixed-term

The Institute of the History and Theory of Architecture of ETH Zurich (Prof. Philip Ursprung) offers a position for a postdoc starting 1 July 2023 or by appointment. The professorship is specialized in research and teaching the history of contemporary art and architecture. 

Job description

As a postdoc at our chair you are expected to develop your own research and contribute to the teaching of the professorship.

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Candidates must have earned a doctoral degree in art history, architecture or related fields. 

We offer

ETH Zurich is a family-friendly employer with excellent working conditions. You can look forward to an exciting working environment, cultural diversity and attractive offers and benefits.

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Curious? So are we.

We look forward to receiving your online application with the following documents by April 15th 2023:

  • Letter of motivation;
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • Contact details for two academic references (contacts only, please; no letters will be accepted);
  • Copy of PhD Diploma

Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.

Further information about our professorship can be found on our website Questions regarding the position should be directed to Sabine Sarwa, 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.

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