Job opportunities at USI

All employment opportunities (vacancies, new positions) are advertised by broad categories: Academic, Research, Administrative and Technical staff.

L'Università della Svizzera italiana

Mette a concorso la posizione di direttrice/direttore della Biblioteca universitaria di Lugano
Bando (pdf, 60 Kb)
Scadenza: lunedý 9 marzo

Università della Svizzera italiana

Call for SNF Assistant Professors and Ambizione candidates
The Università della Svizzera italiana (USI) welcomes excellent candidates to the two programs of the Swiss National Science Foundation Ambizione (post‐doc grants for candidates up to 5 years from the doctorate) and SNF Assistant Professors (junior professor positions, as a rule up to 9 years from the doctorate).
Call (pdf, 104 Kb)
Application should be submitted before:
Ambizione (SNF deadline by the mid‐February of each year): 15th of November of the preceding year.
SNF professorships (deadline by early May of each year): 1st of February of the same year.

Università della Svizzera italiana
Faculty of Economics

Post-Doctoral candidates to take part in challenging and innovative projects on the analysis of relational data.
Call (pdf, 24 Kb)

Università della Svizzera italiana
Faculty of Economics
Centre for Organizational Research

Fully funded PhD position on social studies of science
Call (pdf, 76 Kb)
Closing date for applications is March 31, 2015, but applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.

Università della Svizzera italiana
Faculty of Informatics
Institute of Computational Science

1 PhD position in Computational Biology


Università della Svizzera italiana
Faculty of Informatics

We are seeking excellent candidates at different levels to take part in a challenging and interesting project funded by the European Research Council (ERC) aiming to develop novel theoretical and computational methods for modeling, representation and computation of generic data similarity and applying them to problems in Internet-scale computer vision, pattern recognition, and medical imaging.

*** PhD ***
Applicants should hold a Master
(or equivalent degree) and have a strong background in applied math, computer vision, image analysis and/or machine learning. Excellent programming skills are required. Publication record is a big advantage. Successful candidates will be offered a fully funded PhD position with competitive salary.

Applicants should hold a PhD
(or be on the verge of defending it) and have a strong background in applied math, computer vision, image analysis and/or machine learning. A strong academic record, good programming skills are required. Candidates are expected to conduct novel research and lead one of the project's topics. Successful candidates will be offered a contract for up to 4 years with a very competitive salary (among the highest in Europe).

To apply, please email CV, references, and a brief description of research interests to Prof. Michael Bronstein (

Università della Svizzera italiana (USI)
Faculty of Informatics

The Faculty of Informatics provides an exciting environment in which to develop a research career. The successful student will gain a broad knowledge and understanding of the general field of informatics, as well as an in-depth specialization in an area of interest. Working with one or more members of the Faculty, the student will contribute original, useful, and scientifically valid ideas in their chosen area of research. In addition, the student will have an opportunity to participate in the educational mission of the Faculty. Current research interests of the Faculty include all aspects of software engineering, computer systems, information systems, algorithm design and verification.

Admission to the Ph.D. program is highly competitive. Applicants are admitted based on their research interests and experience, potential for success in the program, and compatibility with current needs of the Faculty. The official language of the Ph.D. program is English. In order to be admitted, the applicant must have completed a Masters degree in computer science, informatics, or a closely related field prior to joining the program.

Further information, including detailed application instructions, are available at