University Professor for Experimental Physics

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Siegen, Germany
14 December, 2012


Siegen University Siegen
50° 53' 1.8564" N, 8° 1' 15.4524" E

Siegen University is an innovative university oriented towards interdisciplinary research with approximately 17,000 students and 1,600 employees of which about 1,000 are scientists. Across a broad spectrum of scientific disciplines, ranging from social sciences to natural sciences and engineering, Siegen University offers an excellent environment for research and teaching activities and hosts numerous interdisciplinary research projects.
Siegen University is certified as a family-friendly university since 2006 and it offers a dual career service.

The Faculty of Science and Technology at Siegen University, Germany, seeks to appoint at the earliest possible date a

University Professor
for Experimental Physics

(Bes.-Gr. W3 BBesO)

We invite applications from candidates who have a demonstrated record of excellence in internationally acknowledged research in the general field of nano-photonics (for example, spectroscopy of condensed matter and nano-structures). The successful candidate's research shall complement already established research activities at the Faculty of Science and Technology and, in particular, at the Department of Physics.

Teaching duties will primarily be in experimental physics at the Department of Physics and include the support of degree programmes in other departments. The successful candidate is expected to take part in a planned inter-disciplinary degree programme ,,Material Sciences and Material Engineering".

Experience in the successful aquisition of third-party research funding and the willingness to take part in academic administration are expected.

Apart from the general requirements derived from German employment law the appointment requirements are: completion of an academic degree, educational aptitude, a proven track record of academic research usually documented through an excellent doctorate, and an additional scientific track record which will exclusively and thoroughly be assessed in the course of the appointment procedure, and experience in academic teaching. The additional scientific track record can be based on a junior professorship, a habilitation or a post as a scientific assistant at a university or a non-university research institution, or through other scientific research.

As an equal opportunity employer, Siegen University aims to increase the number of women in research and teaching. Adequately qualified female researchers are encouraged to apply for this position.

Applications of disabled candidates are equally encouraged.

Applications comprising the usual documents (curriculum vitae, photocopies of certificates, publication list, description of research and teaching concepts for this chair) should be sent to the Dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology of the Siegen University, 57068 Siegen, Germany by 14 December 2012 All applicants are asked to submit their applications additionally as a pdf-file to: dekanat [at] nt [dot] uni-siegen [dot] de.

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