Louis-Hansen Foundation Assistant/Associate Professorships in Theoretical Physics
The Niels Bohr International Academy (NBIA) invites applications for up to four fixed-term Louis-Hansen Foundation Assistant/Associate Professorships as part of a vigorous campaign to expand into new research areas, such as theoretical gravitational physics and quantum information theory, and to strengthen on-going programs, including Theoretical Astrophysics, Astroparticle Physics, Neutrino Astrophysics, Particle Physics and Cosmology, Condensed Matter Physics, and Quantum Devices. While these research areas are our preferred targets, NBIA will consider truly outstanding candidates in all areas of theoretical physics. Louis-Hansen Foundation Assistant/Associate Professors will be appointed for a period of 5 years, preferably starting during the fall of 2019.
We are seeking internationally outstanding, highly motivated individuals who are eager to start their own groups with the potential to become leaders in their fields. The ideal candidates will play leading roles by contributing to the development of the Academy. Some of the areas NBIA is eager to expand into are theoretical gravitational physics (including gravitational waves, numerical relativity, compact objects, multi-messenger astrophysics, and cosmology) and quantum information theory (including quantum encryption and quantum computing). Outstanding applicants with a strong potential to enhance existing research programs will be considered on equal footing.
Louis-Hansen Foundation Assistant and Associate Professors are expected to carry out an independent research program and interact with other NBIA members. They will have the opportunity to guide more junior fellows, teach courses at various levels, participate in outreach activities, and organize international meetings and PhD schools.
The Niels Bohr International Academy, hosted by the Niels Bohr Institute, strives to attract the best and the brightest by providing the environment to enable curiosity-driven breakthrough research in the physical sciences and mathematics. The Academy hosts numerous workshops, symposia and PhD-schools every year, as well as a number of outreach activities, including an annual series of public lectures.
Applicants are requested to express their interest by submitting their applications via this website (including a cover letter, CV, publication list, a research statement, and three letters of recommendation). Applicants should indicate in their cover letters whether they are applying for the Assistant or Associate Professor position. Exceptionally strong applicants for the Assistant Professorships will be considered for the Associate Professor appointment. In order to receive full consideration, complete applications should be received by December 1st, 2018.
The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.