The University of Kassel is a modern and growing University with round about 25.000 students. She has an extraordinary wide section with expertise of nature, technique, culture and society.

The Institute of Physics at the Department 10 Mathematics and Natural Sciences is looking for highly qualified candidates for the next possible appointment:

W 2 - Qualification professorship with development commitment (Tenure option) for "Experimental Physics" (m/f/d)

Closes: 21.10.2021
Date of Hire: as soon as possible
Reference: 34340

who visibly expands the profile of the institute in one of the possible areas "Quantum Optics", "Ultrafast Physics of New Materials", "Magnetic Quantum Materials" or "Terahertz Spectroscopy" in research and teaching with attractive new topics. A close cooperation and infrastructural use in partnership with one of the existing departments of experimental physics is a mandatory prerequisite here. Desirable new impulses within the framework of the above-mentioned four areas could be set for research in the fields of resonator quantum electrodynamics, material wave interference, adaptive laser material processing, ultrafast processes in modern materials, 3D nanostructures, 3D magnetic structures and thin film systems, quantum technologies or precision spectroscopy, among others. Teaching is expected to include the standard canon of experimental physics for physics majors and minors, as well as possible new topics that may include nano-optics, quantum thermodynamics, laser physics, or astrochemistry.

The applicants research area is expected to integrate with the Institute´s existing joint activities and structures in experimental and theoretical physics, with potential for future collaborative projects. In particular, the "Center for Interdisciplinary Nanostructure Science and Technology (CINSaT)", the Collaborative Research Center 1319 "Extreme Light for the Analysis and Control of Molecular CHirality (ELCH)" and the LOEWE Priority Project "Scalable Molecular Quantum Bits (SMolBits)" should be mentioned. Points of reference to topics of technical physics at the University of Kassel or possible links to synchrotron facilities are desirable.

According to § 64 para. 3 of the Hessian Higher Education Act, the professorship is initially limited for a period of six years. After a positive tenure evaluation, the permanent transfer of a W 3 professorship takes place. This tenure-track professorship is funded by the Tenure Track Programme of the German Federal and the Federal States.

Recruitment requirements:
The hiring and performance requirements of §§ 61 and 64 (3) of the Hessian Higher Education Act (HHG) apply.

According to § 64 (3), the academic activity after the doctorate should not have exceeded four years at the time of application.

A prerequisite and part of the application is an appointment with a head of the existing departments "Experimental Physics I: Light-Matter Interaction (Quantum Optics)”, "Experimental Physics III: Femtosecond Spectroscopy and Ultrafast Laser Control (Ultrafast Physics of New Materials)”, "Experimental Physics IV: Functional Thin Films & Physics with Synchrotron Radiation (Magnetic Quantum Materials)” or "Experimental Physics V: Laboratory Astrophysics (Terahertz Spectroscopy)” to submit closely pre-agreed conceptual designs for sharing, maintaining and further developing the existing laboratory infrastructure. In case of an invitation for an interview, a concrete concept is additionally expected, in which a mutual willingness for constructive cooperation must be clearly evident.

A very good doctoral degree in one of the above-mentioned fields is required, as well as a proven profile in an area that expands the spectrum of the Institute of Physics in research and teaching through attractive topics and issues, which can be demonstrated by a research-oriented career after the doctorate and further publications.

Also required, in addition to a good knowledge of German, is a very good knowledge of English and the ability to offer teaching in English.

Participation in academic self-administration is taken for granted.

For further inquiries, please contact Prof. Stefan Buhmann, Tel.: +49 561 804-4407, E-Mail: sekretariat-theorie(at)physik.uni-kassel.de.

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