In 2018, the ETH Board dealt with 170 professorial matters. It appointed a total of 74 professors, 54 of whom were new members of staff and 20 were internal promotions. A total of 16 women and 32 men were appointed at ETH Zurich, as well as 7 women and 19 men at EPFL.

 

APPOINTMENTS
 
74

Professors, 16 of whom were women and 32 men at ETH Zurich, as well as 7 women and 19 at EPFL

The total of 74 appointments comprised:

 
Full professorships *
25

3 of whom were women

 
Associated professorships
21

9 of whom were women

 
Assistant professorships with tenure track
23

9 of whom were women

 
Assistant professorships without tenure track
5

2 of whom were women

Retirements
 
26

Retirements for reasons of age

 

* 1 of whom was an affiliated professor

7 of the 25 full professor appointments were promotions of associate professors. 13 of the 21 associate professor appointments were promotions of assistant professors.

Women accounted for 31.1% of all appointments of new professors in 2018.

In 2018, the ETH Board appointed an affiliated professor for the first time. Affiliated professors mainly work at a research institution in Switzerland or abroad and are only employed at a Federal Institute of Technology on a reduced employment level. They have the status of a full professor and count as that in the statistics.

In addition, the ETH Board awarded the title of professor (adjunct professor) to 4 female and 7 male scientists.

Retirements and resignations

In 2018, the ETH Board was informed about 26 retirements: 18 from ETH Zurich and 8 from EPFL. In addition, ETH Zurich and EPFL advised the ETH Board of a total of 6 resignations for other reasons.