Dr. Thomas Eichenberger
Head, Office of Faculty Affairs ETH Zürich (Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich), Switzerland
Thomas Eichenberger received his university degree in history, English and German literature in 1986 at the University of Zurich where he also graduated in 1988 with a thesis in medieval history. In 1989 he joined the President’s Office at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, ETH Zürich, which centrally organizes, structures and monitors the faculty hiring procedures at ETH Zürich. Since 2005, Thomas Eichenberger has been the head of the Office for Faculty Affairs. Over the years he has been involved in the hiring of more than 270 faculty members at ETH Zürich. He has expertise in the area of hiring and retaining faculty, dual career aspects, mobility of researchers, pension and social security issues, the career development of young scientists as well as aspects of gender and structural change in which field he was repeatedly invited as an expert by the European Commission, most recently in a Expert Group on Structural change in research institutions: Enhancing excellence, equality and efficiency in research and innovation.