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Academic Title

Scientific staff members are persons employed by the EPFL, after a PhD or equivalent professional experience, to take on training and research assignment.  EPFL defines academic titles corresponding to different levels, establishing the process for the awarding of these titles. The aim is to specify the academic level and promote the career and professional mobility of scientists. It deals with academic titles only.

Nominations and internal promotions

Between 2005 and 2007, 28 scientists were awarded the title of senior scientist and 27 of adjunct professor.

Between 2008 and 2010, 42 scientists were awarded the title of senior scientist and 25 of adjunct professor.

Between 2011 and 2013, 26 scientists were awarded the title of senior scientist and 11of adjunct professor, recognizing their teaching and research skills.

In 2017, two MER titles and three adjunct professor titles were awarded within the School. The attribution of the academic titles, during the last twelve years in the different Faculties, is summarized in the tables below.

The following tables give the breakdown of these titles by Faculty :

Academic titles awarded since 2005 – Collaborateur scientifique senior

Faculté 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
SB 0 2 1 2 2 0 2 2 0 0 1 0 0
ENAC 0 0 3 2 3 0 0 2 1 0 2 0 0
STI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
IC 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
SV 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
CdM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CdH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total/an 0 4 4 4 5 0 2 5 1 0 3 2 2


Academic titles awarded since 2005
 – Senior Scientist

Faculté 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
SB 10 3 3 8 7 3 3 4 1 4 4 3 3
ENAC 3 0 2 2 2 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0
STI 2 4 1 2 6 3 6 5 2 3 1 2 2
IC 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
SV 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 3 0 4 4 0 0
CdM 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CdH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1
Total/an 15 7 6 16 18 8 9 13 4 12 12 6 6
Total/titre 126


Academic titles awarded since 2005
 – Adjunct Professor

Faculté 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
SB 8 2 1 1 0 2 3 0 2 0 1 1 1
ENAC 6 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
STI 4 1 2 3 3 0 0 2 0 0 2 1 1
IC 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
SV 1 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 3 3 0 0 0
CdM 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
CdH 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Total/an 20 4 3 10 7 3 4 2 5 5 4 2 2
Total/titre 69