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Assistant professor in Condensed Matter Theory – University of Copenhagen, Denmark, 2022

Denmark, University of Copenhagen (UCPH)

The Niels Bohr Institute (NBI) at the University of Copenhagen is seeking applicants for an assistant professor position in theoretical condensed matter physics, Denmark, 2022


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General Info

Position: Assistant professor
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field:
Joining Date: July 01, 2022
Contract Period: Permanent position
Salary: According to Standard Norms

Faculty of Science
Niels Bohr Institute
University of Copenhagen (UCPH)
Copenhagen, Denmark

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Qualification Details

As part of the faculty renewal program at the Niels Bohr Institute, within the next three years a permanent faculty position will be opened, relevant to (but not restricted to) the area of theoretical condensed matter physics. Applicants are expected to have an outstanding research profile and a vision to establish an independent research program and, as well, to interact with the existing research groups at the Niels Bohr Institute.

Assessment of applicants will primarily consider their level of documented, internationally competitive research. The ability to attract external funding will be considered together with outreach qualifications. Teaching qualifications are not mandatory but documented teaching qualifications and teaching experience will be considered.

Six overall criteria apply for assistant professor appointments at the University of Copenhagen. The six criteria (research, teaching, societal impact, organisational contribution, external funding and leadership) are considered a framework for the overall assessment of candidates. Furthermore, each candidate must be assessed according to the specific requirements stated in the job advertisement.

Responsibilities/Job Description

According to the lab interest

How to Apply?

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Reference Number: 211-0235/21-2A
(If any, use it in the necessary place)

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Documents Required

- Curriculum vitae

- Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)

- Research plan – description of current and future research plans

- If available, description and documentation of teaching and supervision experience and

qualifications - please describe and document:

  • Experience with supervision of BSc and MSc students
  • Teaching experience
  • Formal pedagogical training
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate reprints of 5 particularly relevant papers

About the Department

The project will be funded by a grant from the Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education (SFU). The position will be part of a comprehensive new Danish research environment (Q-MAT) in magnetism, superconductivity, and quantum materials, related to upcoming research at the ESS, and embedded in the condensed matter theory group at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen. Significant collaboration is expected to take place with local people at NBI, including

e.g. B. M. Andersen, K. Flensberg, P. Hedegård, K. Lefmann, J. Paaske, and international collaborators, and experimental condensed matter physics groups. The research activities of the current position will also be closely connected to the ESS-DMSC (ESS-Data Management Center) where theoretical progress in materials modelling may be transferable to data-analyzing software relevant for the ESS instruments C-SPEC, T-REX, and BIFROST.

Current research groups at NBI in the field include the condensed matter theory group (, x-ray and neutron sciences (, and the Center for Quantum Devices ( Other divisions at the Institute include quantum optics, astrophysics, biophysics, geophysics, and particle physics.

The assistant professor’s duties will primarily include research, including obligations with regard to publication/scientific communication and research-based teaching with associated examination obligations within [title of appointment]. To a limited extent this may also include performance of other duties.

About the Employer: University of Copenhagen (UCPH)

Note or Other details

Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

Interviews/trial lectures will be held on week 14

Please refer to the following no. in future communication in this case: 211-0235/21-2A

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Contact details

Inquiries about the position can be made to the head of institute: Prof. Jan. W. Thomsen, or Assoc. Prof. Brian M. Andersen, Niels Bohr Institute, E mail: bma@fys.ku.dkDirect Phone: (+45)50468651.

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