The Faculty of Informatics of the Università della Svizzera italiana (USI), located in beautiful Lugano, Switzerland, is seeking to fill an open-rank position as Professor in Software Engineering.

The new professor is expected to conduct world-class research in close collaboration with the newly founded Software Institute (SI) of the Faculty of Informatics. The SI is directed by Michele Lanza and features renowned experts in selected areas of software engineering: Gabriele Bavota, Matthias Hauswirth, [Mehdi Jazayeri], [Cesare Pautasso], and [Mauro Pezzè]. We are seeking a colleague to join us in our efforts to strengthen our research and teaching portfolio.

The Faculty of Informatics at USI was established in October 2004 and offers BSc, MSc, and PhD study programs, with an innovative, project-based, interdisciplinary curriculum. The official teaching language of the Faculty is English. The Faculty has a focus on software engineering research, and strong competences in many other areas of informatics and computational science.

The successful candidate is expected to contribute to teaching at all levels and to develop a strong research program in software engineering, taking advantage of the top-notch scientific knowledge and infrastructure of the SI, the Faculty and USI in general.

Applicants with very strong research and teaching records are welcome. USI is committed to increasing the proportion of female professors, and therefore encourages female candidates to apply.

Basic requisites:

  • PhD or equivalent
  • Substantial research record commensurate with experience level

Applications with a curriculum vitae, list of publications, the names of three referees, and statements on research and teaching should be sent to the following email address: []

Closing date for applications is August 15, 2017. Targeted starting date for the position is January 2018. General information about the Faculty of Informatics can be found at []

General questions concerning the position can be addressed to the [Dean’s office]. Technical questions concerning the position can be addressed to Prof. Dr. Michele Lanza, Director of the Software Institute.

[Mehdi Jazayeri]: [Cesare Pautasso]: [Mauro Pezzè]: []: []: [Dean’s office]: