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Professorship for Urology

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Job description

The Faculty of Medicine of the University of Zurich invites applications for the following academic position:

Professorship for Urology

The professorship encompasses the Direction (Chair) of the Department of Urology at the University Hospital Zurich and starts on August 1, 2021. Additional responsibilities include the promotion of clinical and translational research in urology, the development of an independent research program,  teaching in the curriculum of human medicine, as well as coordination of the promotion of young scientists, specialist’s training and continuous education.
The Department of Urology belongs to the medical sector “Abdomen/Metabolism” of the University Hospital Zurich.

Applicants are required to have a board certification, a habilitation (or equivalent academic qualification), extensive clinical experience with a well-documented catalogue of operations in the field of urology. The successful candidate has an outstanding, internationally recognized record of accomplishment in the field of urology, supported by extra-mural research grants. Important qualifications for this position are an integrative personality, willingness to collaborate across disciplines, and  a sense for pursuing overreaching goals. A flair for cultivating excellent relationships with external hospitals and referring physicians, as well as with local, national and international specialist  associations is essential for this function.

Advanced spoken level of the German language is expected or should be acquired after taking this position to ensure optimal communication with patients.

Company Description

With its 26,000 enrolled students, the University of Zurich (UZH) is Switzerland's largest university. Founded in the year 1833, UZH was Europe's first university to be established by a democratic political system; today, UZH is one of the foremost universities in the German-speaking world. Made up of seven faculties covering some 100 different subject areas, the University offers a wide variety of Bachelor's, Master's and PhD programs. In addition, UZH's continuing education programs offer excellent learning opportunities.


As a member of the "League of European Research Universities" (LERU), the University of Zurich belongs to Europe's most prestigious research institutions. Numerous distinctions highlight the University's international renown in the fields of medicine, immunology, genetics, neuroscience and structural biology as well as in economics. To date, the Nobel Prize has been conferred on twelve UZH scholars.

Sharing Knowledge

The academic excellence of the University of Zurich brings benefits to both the public and the private sectors not only in the Canton of Zurich, but throughout Switzerland. Knowledge is shared in a variety of ways: in addition to granting the general public access to its twelve museums and many of its libraries, the University makes findings from cutting-edge research available to the public in accessible and engaging lecture series and panel discussions.

Job Details
  • REF: -
  • Sector: Academia
  • Specialty: Urology
  • Position: Professor
  • Type: Full-Time