Assistant Professor in Computational Science

In order to promote the scientific and academic career of outstanding young scholars the Foundation for Research and Development of the Università della Svizzera Italiana (University of Lugano) advertises a position for an Assistant Professor in “Advanced Simulation Methods in Computational
Science” at the Institute of Computational Science of the Faculty of Informatics.
The position has tenure track.

The successful candidates will be asked to do research and teaching in
scientific computing /computational science. Competence in scientific computing /
computational science with emphasis on advanced simulation methods and/or high performance
methods is expected. This includes software, modeling, analysis and/or parallel computing. The
successful candidates will have the possibility to do research at the ICS in a close working
relationship with the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre. The local environment stimulates
interactions between computational sciences and informatics. The official teaching language
at the faculty is English.
Research and teaching expertise in one of the following areas is

1. Fluid dynamics or fluid-structure interaction (e.g. in engineering
or medical applications)
2. Optimization and optimal control for continuous or discrete models
(e.g. in life sciences or for networks)
3. Complex phenomena and/or multiple scales (e.g. simulation in
climate, earth sciences or material sciences)
4. Adaptive methods and approximation for parallel computing (e.g. in
continuum or fluid mechanics)

Basic requisites:
– Venia Legendi, or the Habilitation, or an equivalent PhD;
– excellent publication record;
– scientific and teaching expertise in scientific computing;
– fluent English.

Job profile and duties:
– to teach at different levels (Bachelor, Master and PhD);
– to do research in at least one of the mentioned fields;
– to promote scientific research at the Università della Svizzera
italiana within the expertise field, also in association with the
Swiss National Supercomputing Center;
– to participate in Faculty meetings and related ad-hoc committees.

Teaching load:
The teaching load for an assistant professor consists of 4 hours
weekly in each 14-week semester (winter and summer), for an annual total of 112 class hours.

Professors reside in Ticino (Italian-speaking part of Switzerland).
Presence at the university is at least four days a week.

Salary and contract:
Salary is within a range to be defined, dependent on experience and
academic qualifications.
The terms of contract are defined by the University Statutes.

USI aims to increase the percentage of women in research and teaching.
Thus female academics are especially encouraged to apply.

Application file:
The following documents must be sent in electronic form (pdf
preferred) to
– an application letter addressed to the Dean of the Faculty;
– a detailed CV/résumé and publication list, together with copy of any
relevant degree diploma, and teaching and professional experience
– a list of the 3 most relevant publications (copies of publications
not easily accessible);
– the names and addresses of 3 references.

Closing date for application is January 15th, 2010.

General information about the Faculty of Informatics of the University
of Lugano can be found HERE.

Address questions concerning these open positions to

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