In 2019, the ETH Board dealt with 152 professorial matters. It appointed a total of 92 professors, 68 of whom were new members of staff and 24 were internal promotions. A total of 15 women and 44 men were appointed at ETH Zurich, as well as 14 women and 19 men at EPFL.

 

APPOINTMENTS
 
92

Professors, 15 of whom were women and 44 men at ETH Zurich, as well as 14 women and 19 at EPFL

The total of 92 appointments comprised:

 
Full professorships *
34

11 of whom were women

 
Associated professorships
19

3 of whom were women

 
Assistant professorships with tenure track
29

14 of whom were women

 
Assistant professorships without tenure track
10

1 of whom was a woman

Retirements
 
12

Retirements for reasons of age

 

* 1 of whom was an affiliated professor

16 of the 34 full professor appointments were promotions of associate professors. 8 of the 19 associate professor appointments were promotions of assistant professors.

Women accounted for 32% of all appointments of new professors in 2019.

In 2019, the ETH Board appointed a female affiliated professor. 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 3 female and 9 male scientists.

Retirements and resignations

In 2019, the ETH Board was informed of 12 retirements: 7 from ETH Zurich and 5 from EPFL. In addition, ETH Zurich and EPFL advised the ETH Board of a total of 10 resignations for other reasons.