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At EPFL, we foster a culture of respect and inclusion in the workplace. We promote a healthy work-life balance through flexible working hours and on-campus daycare and sports facilities. Our employees also benefit from belonging to a diverse community of 16,000 people – including over 10,000 students and 3,500 researchers – from 120 different countries.

Instructorships in Mathematics

Your mission :
  • Teach classes in Mathematics at the Bachelor and Master levels at EPFL.
  • Carry on your research independently, publish and present your work at international conferences.
Main duties and responsibilities include :

  • Fulfil the standard teaching load of the Mathematics Section.
  • Carry out an independent research program.
Your profile :

  • Of particular interest are candidates from algebra, algebraic/arithmetic geometry, analysis, and geometry but all fields of mathematics are considered.
  • Instructors are expected to be able to teach courses in French or English.
  • The EPFL actively aims to increase the presence of women amongst its employees, and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
We offer :

  • EPFL salaries for instructors are highly competitive.
  • In addition, instructors receive substantial yearly budget for travel expenses and other expenditures
Start date :
Term of employment :
Fixed-term (CDD)
Work rate :
Duration :
2 years (with the possibility of extension for another 2 years )
Contact :

Applications include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, publication list, research plan, teaching record, and the names and addresses of at least three references.

The deadline for application is July 30th, 2018

For further information, please contact:

Ms Valérie Kormann
Secretary of the Mathematics Section

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