Faculty Position in Architectural Design and Housing

EPFL’s School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering (ENAC) invites applications for a faculty position in Architectural Design and Housing. The position is open at the levels of Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) and Associate Professor (Tenured).

The Institute of Architecture and the City (IA) is hiring a professor in the areas of Architectural Design and Housing to address the systemic challenges posed by the continued climate crisis, rapid urbanization, and the threat of collapsing eco-systems. Architecture must acquire an insightful understanding of its mission as transformed and transforming disciplines with the ability and responsibility to bring up coherent, progressive and inclusive visions and solutions for our present, operating as socio-ecological catalysts within the ecological transition that is vital for life on earth.
We are seeking to hire an architect of international status with a recognized intellectual footprint in housing design and its socio-ecological imperatives, in light of sustainability concerns related to climate change, bringing in questions of recycling and adaptive re-use, new relations between the urban and rural areas, and the renewed concepts of habitation. We see it as the new position’s crucial mission to create an understanding of housing as a systemic condition, among the life forms in the planet’s ecosystems, by deploying novel design methodologies for modeling sustainable housing development and urban linkages, and project strategies in this respect. The candidate will have an outstanding record of professional experience in architectural housing projects across scales, and a proven capacity and interest for transdisciplinary approaches and a forward-looking research agenda in the realm of sustainable housing.

The Institute of Architecture and the City at ENAC, EPFL is an internationally leading institution in architecture, urban /territorial design and home of one of the three university level architecture schools in Switzerland. With its main campus located in Lausanne and its developing antennae in neighbouring cantons in Switzerland, EPFL is a growing and well-funded institution fostering excellence and diversity. It is well equipped with experimental and computational infrastructure, and offers a fertile environment for research collaborations between different disciplines. The EPFL environment is multilingual and multicultural, with English serving as a common interface. EPFL offers internationally competitive start-up resources, salaries, and benefits.

The following documents are requested in PDF format: cover letter including a statement of motivation, curriculum vitae, publications list, statements of teaching interests and research plans, as well as the names and addresses, including emails, of at least five references (may be contacted at a later stage). Applications should be uploaded to the EPFL recruitment web site:


Formal evaluation of the applications will begin on March 15, 2021 and the search will continue until the position is filled.
Further enquiries should be made to the Chair of the Search Committee:
Prof. Jeffrey Huang
Chair of the Search Committee
e-mail: [email protected]

For additional information on EPFL, please consult:

https://www.epfl.ch or https://enac.epfl.ch

EPFL is an equal opportunity employer and family friendly university. It is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It strongly encourages women to apply.