Director of the College of Management of Technology (CDM)

Ecole polytechnique federale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland

Deadline August 31, 2017
Date Posted March 16, 2017
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

EPFL – the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne – invites applications for the position of Director of the College of Management of Technology. With an international reputation for excellence, EPFL is one of the foremost European institutions of science and technology. Its campus provides a unique and vibrant learning and research environment located in the French-speaking area of Switzerland, on the shore of Lake Geneva.


Reporting to the President as part of EPFL’s senior management, the CDM Director leads the strategic development of the College, provides vision and leadership for its teaching, research and outreach activities, and oversees its administration. The CDM is currently active in 3 main areas: Management of Technology & Entrepreneurship, Public Policy, and Financial Technology. It provides engineering and science students with cutting-edge education in these 3 areas, thereby nurturing the next generation of innovative business and policy leaders. Furthermore, the CDM promotes excellence in research and develops world-class executive education programs.


The successful candidate has an outstanding academic record in one of the aforementioned 3 areas. Experience in building diverse, collaborative teams, working with a range of internal and external partners, developing transversal initiatives, and experience in fundraising are key assets.

The position offers competitive personal compensation, tenure at the full professor level, and financial support for the candidate’s research program. The candidate should be willing to act as the Director of the CDM for at least one term of 4 years and to start in early 2018.


Please submit a curriculum vitae, a vision statement and the names of up to five professional references by August 31st, 2017 using the following website:


Inquiries, nominations, and expressions of interest can be addressed to:


     Prof. Marc Gruber

     EPFL Vice President for Innovation


For more information about EPFL and the CDM, please visit


EPFL is committed to expanding the ranks of women on its faculty, qualified women are enthusiastically encouraged to apply

How To Apply

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