Junior professorship for theoretical astrophysics (W1, tenure track) and "open topic" professorship (W2, tenure track)

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Saturday, July 21, 2018
Archive Date: 
Saturday, August 18, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
University of Potsdam
City: 
Potsdam
State/Province: 
Potsdam
Zip/Postal: 
14476
Country: 
Germany
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

 

Junior Professorship (W1) for Theoretical Astrophysics (Tenure track):

The University is seeking a young researcher who already has a strong research record in theoretical astrophysics that supplements and/or complements current astrophysical research at the department. The department’s main research topics include the interstel-lar and intergalactic medium, stellar astrophysics, theoretical and observational astropar-ticle physics, planetology, and others. The department is closely connected with other local research institutes such as the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP), Deutsches Elektronen-Synchroton (DESY), Zeuthen, and the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (AEI). In the context of this professorship, the department is partic-ularly interested in strengthening its cooperation with the AEI, for which (among others) the topics of gravitational wave astronomy, compact objects, supernovas and cosmology are particularly suited.


Applicants should have demonstrated early excellence in research, proven by a compel-ling publication record. Ideally, they already should have been successful in the acquisi-tion of third-party funding. The position involves teaching duties as part of the bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in Physics and Astrophysics (in German and English). The application requirements can be found in the detailed job description:

https://www.uni-potsdam.de/fileadmin01/projects/verwaltung/docs/Dezernat...

 

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Open Topic Associate Professorship W2 with Tenure Track:

The University of Potsdam (UP)’s tenure track model (www.uni-potsdam.de/tenure-track) demonstrates dedication to supporting the next generation of scientists. After an initial hiring period of up to five years, position holders will be evaluated on the basis of their research and teaching. During this phase, the positions will be funded via the Ten-ure Track Program of the German Federal Ministry of Education of Research (BMBF). Given a positive evaluation, position holders will then be promoted to associate profes-sor with tenure.

UP invites applications for the following positions, to be filled as soon as possible: Four Open Topic Associate Professorships (W2 with Tenure Track)

The positions are meant for scientists at an early stage in their careers. Even though one position each will be assigned to the following four faculties, they are completely open with regard to discipline and research focus:

- Faculty of Arts
- Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences
- Faculty of Human Sciences
- Faculty of Science

We encourage applications that demonstrate interdisciplinary potential and cooperation. Applicants should clearly indicate which of the four faculties they apply for. They should also explicitly outline their possible interfaces with current UP activities in research and teaching. We expect:

- a Ph.D. degree and at least one year of postdoc research
- an excellent scientific record with peer-reviewed publications
- experience in acquiring research funds.

Non-German speakers are expected to acquire a working knowledge of German within the first three years of their appointment.The application requirements can be found in the detailed job description:

https://www.uni-potsdam.de/fileadmin01/projects/verwaltung/docs/Dezernat...

 

 

 

Application Deadline: 
Friday, August 31, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
University of Potsdam
Country: 
Germany
Email: 
ausschreibungen@uni-potsdam.de
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Philipp Richter
Email: 
prichter@astro.physik.uni-potsdam.de