The Urban Think Tank Chair of Prof. Alfredo Brillembourg and Prof. Hubert Klumpner focuses on innovative approaches to architectural design and urban environments that draw on the complex dynamics of global informal cities. From June 2017 and on, we offer a position in an international research group within the Department of Architecture at ETH Zurich, limited to a one year contract with possibility to renew, according to the project developments, for a
Scientific Research and Teaching Assistant – Architect
We are looking for a qualified and motivated candidate for the development, support, and facilitation of teaching and research activities. This includes the supervision of students in lectures, tutorials, semester design studios, Bachelor and Master theses, organization of excursions and the preparation and execution of tests. In addition the candidate will be engaged in ongoing and future research and design activities through the development of various projects – ranging from conceptual design to construction documents, as well as project management and reporting. They will work closely with project architects, project managers, the teaching team and partners/collaborators to develop and effectively communicate innovative ideas, methodologies, and presentations. This Position is limited to one year but renewable.
The candidate should have prior and proven experience in both teaching and as an architect in the role of project development and execution (recommended at least 2-3 years). The candidate should be a highly motivated team worker with a Master or PhD degree in Architecture (or equivalent degree) with an interest or background in informal urban development. Proficiency in written and spoken English is required, good skills in German are highly desired. Proficiency in CAD software, 3D modeling (Rhino), Adobe (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign), Office programs, as well as strong graphic and design talent and rendering skills are required. You should also be flexible to travel abroad and adapt the working hours according to project demands and the academic semester calendar.
For further information or specific questions regarding the position, please visit our website or contact Mr. Daniel Wills by e-mail: work[at] (no applications please).

Applications with a comprehensive CV, portfolio showing both design work and previous teaching work if applicable, 2 references/work evaluations should be sent only via the online application tool until Jan 20, 2017 (please use the link “Apply now” below) to ETH Zurich, Mr. Matthias Steiger, Human Resources, CH 8093 Zurich.