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Assistant Professor Position in Experimental Nano-Optics – SDU, Denmark 2022

Denmark, University of Southern Denmark (SDU)

The University of Southern Denmark invites applications for an Assistant Professor position in the research and teaching area of experimental nano-optics in the Centre for Nano-Optics at the Mads Clausen Institute, Denmark – 2022

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General Info

Position: Assistant Professor
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: , ,
Joining Date: Feb 01, 2022
Contract Period: 3 Years
Salary: According to Standard Norms

Centre for Nano Optics
Mads Clausen Institute
University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
Odense M, Denmark

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Qualification Details

The prospective candidates should have a Ph.D. degree within the mentioned research area and documented research experience in the aforementioned experimental techniques. They are expected to have a notable international profile, strong record of research publications, and demonstrated exceptional potential to excel in scientific research. We expect the candidate to actively engage in the development of academic research and educational environment at the Centre for Nano Optics.

The candidate is expected to teach and instruct both graduate and undergraduet students as well as supervise bachelor and master projects. Furthermore, the candicate is expected to contribute actively to young-researcher education through supervision of Ph.D. students and postdoctorial researchers.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The successful candidate is expected to conduct cutting-edge experimental research within nano-optics involving advanced optical characterization of localized and propagating strongly enhanced and confined electromagnetic excitations with the state-of-the-art amplitude and phase-resolved near-field microscope available (NeaSpec). The near-field characterization is expected to be complemented with other optical characterization techniques as well as with performing advanced electromagnetic modelling.

The application material should include a detailed motivation and an outline of the research activities that are to be pursued. In their applications, applicants should highlight their ten most significant journal publications, detailing also their author contributions. Applicants who wish to be considered should provide a link to a fully-updated ResearcherID ( The application material should also include an account on supervision and teaching experience.

The assessment process

Read about the Assessment and selection process. Shortlisting may be used.

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Documents Required

The faculty expects applicants to read How to apply before applying.

The application must be in English and must include:

  • Motivated application
  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae
  • Certificates/Diplomas (MSc and PhD)
  • Information on previous teaching and supervision experience. Please attach as Teaching Portfolio
  • List of publications indicating the publications attached
  • Examples of the most relevant publications. Please attach one pdf-file for each publication
  • Reference letters and other relevant qualifications may also be included.

The application deadline is 18.11.2021.The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

About the Employer: University of Southern Denmark (SDU)

Conditions of Employment

Employment as an assistant professor requires scientific qualifications at PhD level and is a 3-year temporary position. The employment will cease without further notice at the end of the period.

The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Please check links for more information on salary and taxation.

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Contact details

For further information about the position and research infrastructure as well as Centre for Nano Optics, contact Prof. Sergey I. Bozhevolnyi (

Further information for international applicants about entering and working in Denmark.

Further information about The Faculty of Engineering.

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