The Department of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering (D-ITET) at ETH Zurich is dedicated to world-class research and education in the broad area of electrical engineering and electronic information processing. It is uniquely characterized by its diversity of research with a full range of theoretical and experimental expertise, from the atomic scale to entire systems. The department is now launching a Center for Projects in Education and Teaching. The new center aims at leveraging the full extent of vertical coverage and diversity of D-ITET. We are looking for a
Head of the Center for Projects in Education and Teaching (80-100%)
The aim is to support and enhance project based learning activities with a centralized structure at the departmental level. With this, it will be possible to offer larger and interdisciplinary projects for students on all levels of their study. As the head of the center, the successful applicant will be responsible to start, run and manage this center. The position involves proposing, selecting and mentoring suitable flagship projects, recruiting and supervising additional staff, obtaining financial support for center activities, communicating with the department, scientific and public outreach, interacting with industry to obtain project inspiration and support and interacting with learning science researchers in D-GESS, who plan longitudinal studies on the effectiveness of project-based learning initiatives.
This announcement targets highly motivated senior professionals with Ph.D. degree and at least 5 years relevant working experience. Applicants must have a proven track record in project and/or line management in an electrical engineering or electronic information processing environment. Excellent teaching skills at university at an advanced technical level are required along with “hands-on” experience.