Assistant Professorship tenure track in Remote Sensing Fundamentals and Methods

The Faculty of Science at the University of Zurich invites applications for an

Assistant Professorship tenure track in
Remote Sensing Fundamentals and Methods

We are seeking candidates in the field of remote sensing with a focus on fundamentals and methods. The aim of the new professorship in Remote Sensing Fundamentals and Methods is to respond to the substantial and rapidly evolving needs for scientific remote sensing theory, method development, sensor experimentation and data processing, and to complement existing expertise at the Department of Geography and the University of Zurich (UZH). The successful candidate will bring a strong emphasis on geographically focussed remote sensing theory and methods enabling the development and exploitation of existing and novel remote sensing sensors, data acquisition and processing, physical-based/hybrid methods, and diversifying applications of remote sensing to geography and earth systems research. The professor will be expected to teach at the bachelor and master level in English and German (the latter after three years).

UZH provides generous research support, including dedicated funds for personnel, running expenses and competitive start-up packages. Additionally, the successful applicant is expected to acquire external research funding. Zurich’s scientific environment encompasses a rich spectrum of diverse activities in remote sensing.

Assistant professors tenure track are typically evaluated for tenure after 6 years. The employment conditions for this position follow UZH's legal regulations including part-time options. UZH is an equal-opportunities employer, and the Faculty of Science in particular strives to increase the percentage of women in leading positions. Therefore, qualified female researchers are particularly encouraged to apply. Care-time interruptions are considered during the evaluation of applicants of all genders.

The open-minded and family-friendly city of Zurich combines the vibrant cultural scene in a modern European city with the convenient accessibility to its beautiful natural surroundings.

Applicants are kindly invited to submit their applications, which should include:

  • a dated curriculum vitae, including teaching and supervisory track-record; and a list of acquired research funding, including role and amount awarded
  • a description of their relevant research outputs for this application (at most five outputs, 1 page in total)
  • a research plan describing their mid-term scientific strategy and expected impact (maximum 2 pages)
  • a teaching reflection on their educational values, tools and methods, and their potential contribution to the curriculum development at UZH (1 page)
  • a description of their track-record and/or planned measures towards diversity, equality, and inclusion (1 page)
  • a list of publications and other research outputs
  • a copy of their PhD certificate

evaluation processes at UZH and its Faculty of Science follow the DORA recommendations for assessing research quality and impact. Applicants are thus asked to refrain from referring to non-personal measures such as impact factors.

upload your application to by 24th July 2022.

For further information, please contact the head of the Department of Geography, Prof. Dr. Jan Seibert (