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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 2009, 17 scientists were awarded the title of senior scientist, 62 of research and teaching associate, and 44 of adjunct professor;

Between 2010 and 2014, 8 scientists were awarded the title of senior scientist, 46 of research and teaching associate, and 19 of adjunct professor;

Between 2015 and 2019, 10 scientists were awarded the title of senior scientist, 27 of research and teaching associate, and 18 of adjunct professor, recognizing their teaching and research skills.

In 2020, five MER (Research and Teaching Associate) titles and three adjunct professor titles were awarded within the School. The attribution of the academic titles, during the last sixteen 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 – Senior Scientist

School 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
SB 0 2 1 2 2 0 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 0
ENAC 0 0 3 2 3 0 0 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 1
STI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
IC 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
SV 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0
CdM 0 0 0 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 0 0 0
Total/year 0 4 4 4 5 0 2 5 1 0 3 2 0 2 3 1
Total Titles 36  

 

Academic titles awarded since 2005 – Research and Teaching Associate

School 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
SB 10 3 3 8 7 3 3 4 1 4 4 3 1 5 1 3
ENAC 3 0 2 2 2 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 2
STI 2 4 1 2 6 3 6 5 2 3 1 2 0 0 0 0
IC 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
SV 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 3 0 4 4 0 1 0 0 0
CdM 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CdH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Total/year 15 7 6 16 18 8 9 13 4 12 12 6 2 5 2 5
Total Titles 140  

 

Academic titles awarded since 2005 – Adjunct Professor

School 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
SB 8 2 1 1 0 2 3 0 2 0 1 1 3 4 1 0
ENAC 6 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
STI 4 1 2 3 3 0 0 2 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 2
IC 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
SV 1 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 2 1
CdM 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
CdH 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total/year 20 4 3 10 7 3 4 2 5 5 4 2 3 5 4 3
Total Titles 84