Employment & work

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You work at ETH Zurich? Here you will find useful information about your employment. If you have any questions, please contact the Vice-Presidency Personnel Development and Leadership.

open positions

Open positions

ETH Zurich encourages internal job changes Please also note the external job postings



Are you currently hiring? Learn everything about successful recruitment and the recruitment process.


Leadership and development

ETH is committed to an open leadership culture based on dialogue and to actively supporting the personal development of employees.


Consulting and coaching

Employees are being supported in private and professional challenges.



In case you are leaving ETH Zurich, there are a few things to keep in mind.



Learn more about about family, childcare, allowances, caring for dependents, maternity/paternity leave.

Find help if you need support

Contact and advice services

Bullying, harassment, discrimination, threats and violence are not tolerated at ETH Zurich. Contact the counselling services and get support. Find also an overview on emergency numbers.


ETHIS: Personal data

With the ETHIS employee portal, you can independently maintain your personal data, view your employment data or pay slips, and record your working hours.

Vocational training

ETH Zurich offers various vocational apprenticeships for young adults.


Downloads and information

Find all important forms, fact sheets and information about your employment.


Working time

Find out more about working timeas well as flexible working at ETH Zurich.

Welcome Center

The Welcome Center provides you with non academic information on topics such as immigration, accommodation, childcare, health insurance and living in Switzerland.

Further topics

Information/updates for employees 2023

NBU contributions

The non-occupational accident contributions are reduced.

Unemployment insurance

The contribution rate for unemployment insurance is 2.2 percent. It is borne equally by the employer and the employees.

As of January 1, 2023, the solidarity percentage (for the salary portion of more than CHF 148,200.00) will be eliminated as a means to reducing the debt of the unemployment insurance.

Pension fund

Persons who reach the minimum wage of CHF 22,050 are insured in the second pillar.

The additional benefit to the family allowance has been adjusted to inflation and therefore increases.

The following ETH rates apply for initial entitlement (place of work Canton Zurich). For employment with a workload of ≥ 50%.

The Executive Board has decided to suspend performance bonuses for the years 2022 and 2023.

Any request for retroactive ordinary tax assessment for the year 2022 must be submitted to the competent cantonal tax office (canton of residence) by 31 March 2023.

Employees who are subject to withholding tax are required by law to report any additional sources of income to ETH Zurich on an ongoing basis.

This information and any changes to partner data, family situation or place of residence must be entered promptly in ETHIS under Persönlich > Anstellung & Lohn > Withholding tax.

More information about withholding tax can be found here.

Investigating the status of women faculty at ETH

“Time to shine”: the 2023 apprentice graduation ceremony

New guest regulations in force from 1 July 2023

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