Assistant Professor D-IAS 2017, Theoretical or Mathematical Physics

December 2, 2016


The Danish Institute for Advanced Study seeks outstanding candidates to fill several positions at the assistant professor level in the research areas of interest for the centre.

The position is sponsored by, and located at, the University of Southern Denmark in Odense and starts in the autumn of 2017.

The appointment is for four years with the possibility for a subsequent two years of employment as associate professor.

Theoretical or Mathematical Physics
Faculty of Science, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy / Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

The successful candidate is expected to work on ground-breaking research in the areas of theoretical physics and/or mathematics that aim to increase our understanding of the fundamental physical laws and their mathematical underpinning. The university houses the internationally leading Centre for Cosmology and Particle Physics Phenomenology (CP3-Origins) with research groups in quantum field theory on and off the lattice, particle and astro-particle physics, cosmology, and high performance computing, with strong ties to the mathematic research groups. Applicants must have a PhD in physics or mathematics.

For further information please contact Professor Francesco Sannino (Chair), telephone +45 2135 6088 or e-mail: sannino@cp3.dias.sdu.dk.

The successful candidate will have a strong international profile, a strong record of research publications, and have demonstrated exceptional potential to excel in scientific research.

We expect the applicants to actively engage in the development of the research unit as well as contribute positively to Danish IAS as a whole.

Danish IAS
The Danish IAS at SDU is a research centre that aims to inspire ground-breaking ideas through the meeting of minds across the sciences and humanities. The Danish IAS engages leading academics through its visitor programme, weekly talks, monthly lectures, and quarterly colloquia. There will be a strong focus on talent development of young researchers who work on game-changing ideas. Eminent academics are appointed as chairs, and in that capacity form the backbone of the Danish IAS as they catalyze activities within their field.

More information about Danish IAS activities can be found on our website.

For further information please contact Co-Director Francesco Sannino at sannino@cp3.sdu.dk, Co-Director Thorbjørn Knudsen at tok@sod.dias.sdu.dk or
Centre Administrator Charlotte Gøbel at gobel@dias.sdu.dk

Application, salary etc.
Appointment to the position will be in accordance with the salary agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations.
Research will be predominant in this position. Teaching will occur to a limited degree.

Application material required:
• Detailed curriculum vitae
• Certificates/diplomas
• Complete list of publications, indicating which publications are most relevant for the position
• Up to five of the most relevant publications. Please upload a pdf for each publication
• Three letters of recommendation from acknowledged international researchers. Should your referees wish to send their letters directly to us, please have them use e-mail: gobel@dias.sdu.dk mentioning your name and the title of the position in the subject line. And please note that these also need to reach us before deadline.
• Teaching portfolio
• Research and publication plan for the next three years
• Documentation for international profile

Applications will be assessed by an assessment committee. The committee may request additional information, and if so, it is the responsibility of the applicant to provide the necessary material.
When the assessment committee has submitted its report, the applicant will receive the part of the evaluation that concerns him/her.

Applications that are incomplete with regard to the above requirements will not be assessed by the committee.

D-IAS encourages all interested persons to apply, regardless of age, gender, religious affiliation or ethnic background.

As part of the overall assessment of the applicant’s qualifications, a job interview may be held during the period of 16 – 19 May 2017.

Applications must be submitted electronically using the link below. Uploaded files must be in Adobe PDF (unlocked) or Word format. Each field can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb.

Read the guideline for applicants.

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