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Professor in Technology and Health

Closing Date
WorkplaceManno, Ticino, Switzerland
Occupation rate
80% - 100%
Job Start01.11.2023

The University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI) offers at the Department of Business Economics, Health and Social Care (DEASS) based in Manno, a position of Professor in Technology and Health at the Competence Centre for Healthcare Practices and Policies (CPPS).

Professional context

The Competence Centre for Healthcare Practices and Policies (CPPS) conducts applied research on clinical and care processes and the socio-political systems that frame them, with the aim of developing and promoting effective, ethical and socially sustainable health practices and policies that focus on the safety and well-being of patients, their families and social and health professionals. The CPPS actively collaborates with the Swiss School of Public Health and is characterised by a strong anchorage to local institutions, while at the same time keeping an eye on what is happening on a national and international scale. The research activity of the CPPS focuses on the following topics: the organisation of health systems, the health professions and their transformations, health behaviour, technologies in relation to health professions and health behaviour, narrative medicine and clinical ethics, gender issues in relation to health.



Research and services

  • Exercise scientific seniority in the subject areas of Technology and Health, carrying out research projects and producing publications relevant to the topic.
  • Acquire and coordinate research and service mandates with local, national, and international outreach.
  • Promote collaboration with stakeholders in their field of activity, maintaining strong links with local institutions, as well as with national and international academic and professional networks.


  • Design and carry out teaching activities, making a significant contribution to basic and continuing education.
  • Participate actively and collegially in the development of the Department’s training portfolio.


  • Assume the leadership of a project team.
  • Ensure the financial sustainability of projects.
  • Collaborate in the development of interdisciplinary CPPS activities, in synergy with colleagues.



  • PhD in social sciences, nursing or rehabilitation sciences, or related fields.
  • Scientific production relevant to the topics of interest for this position.
  • Proven experience of applied research in universities or universities of applied sciences with project acquisition and management.
  • Membership of relevant scientific communities at national and international level.
  • Significant and recognised experience in university teaching.
  • To have contributed, in their professional career, to institutional development.
  • Demonstrable experience in transferring knowledge to external socio-economic partners, participation in professional or scientific associations relevant to his/her areas of expertise.
  • Knowledge of at least one national Swiss language in addition to Italian and English.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and social skills.
  • Collaborative spirit.

Additional preferential criteria

  • Teaching qualification (or commitment to qualify within 4 years of appointment).
  • Knowledge of the Swiss university system and the social-economic context of Ticino.

We offer

We offer

  • An academic position at a nationally recognised University of Applied Sciences.
  • A stimulating training and applied research activity with a high degree of autonomy and responsibility in a constantly evolving university environment.
  • A team of motivated colleagues.
  • A working environment that is attentive to the quality of human relations and innovation.

Contact and Address

Additional information

The requirements for this function are published in the "Direttive interne SUPSI" and in the "Regolamento del personale SUPSI" available on the " Documenti ufficiali " page.

Only applications submitted by 10.05.2023 using the dedicated form will be considered. They must be accompanied by:

  • Cover letter in Italian.
  • Complete Curriculum Vitae et studiorum.
  • List of scientific publications and copy of the 5 most significant publications.
  • Academic degrees and professional certificates.
  • Honours, awards and mention of the most significant achievements during the professional career.
  • At least two recent letters of reference confirming professional, scientific and teaching quality.
  • Presentation of teaching activities carried out at university level with relevant evaluations.
  • Presentation of activities carried out in research projects.

A criminal record extract valid for six months must be produced. In view of the time required for the competent office to issue the extract, it will be sufficient to enclose a photocopy of the receipt of the request accompanied by self-certification with the application and to send the extract ( deass.risorseumanesupsi.ch ) as soon as it is in your possession, or, at the latest, at the time of a possible first selection interview. For Swiss citizens and foreign residents, criminal records can be obtained from the Federal Office of Justice in Berne, www.casellario.admin.ch .

Additional information can be requested from: Luca Crivelli , Director of DEASS.


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