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Associate Professor Position in Quantum Mathematics – SDU Denmark 2022

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University of Southern Denmark  (SDU) invites applications for as Associate Professor in Quantum Mathematics with emphasis on pure mathematics with relations to quantum theory, the Centre for Quantum Mathematics (QM) at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Denmark – Jan 2022

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General Info

Position: Associate Professor
No. of Positions: 1+
Research Field: ,
Deadline to Apply:
Joining Date: Aug 01, 2022
Contract Period: -
Salary: According to Standard Norms

Centre for Quantum Mathematics (QM)
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

Odense M Denmark

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Qualification Details

The candidates must possess research qualifications and teaching skills corresponding to those obtained after a successful completion of a period of employment as an assistant professor or equivalent academic qualifications.

The candidates must have a PhD degree in pure mathematics or mathematical physics. The candidates must furthermore have an emerging research track in the field, evidence of excellent teaching at undergraduate and graduate level (e.g. teaching evaluations, awards, having completed pedagogical and supervision courses), evidence of project/s participation with competitive research funding (at the national and/or international level).

We are seeking highly motivated candidates, who work and communicate well in an international team. The candidates must be able to carry out independent and rigorous work at top international level.We are looking for candidates with experience and competences in several of the following:

  •  Mentoring and coaching students in projects and theses.
  • Ability to work in national and international projects.
  • A relevant international network for research and collaboration activities.
  • Experience in performing research management activities, editorial experience, planning and running conferences or workshops, etc.
  • Experience in attracting and managing externally funded projects with multiple partners (e.g. EU projects).

Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of Danish is not a prerequisite for applying. The hired candidate will be offered Danish courses by the university.

Responsibilities/Job Description

A successful candidate will drive internationally competitive research, collaborate with the world community in the field, and attract competitive external research funding. The candidates are expected to contribute significantly to QM’s research and teaching environment, to provide outstanding education, supervise bachelor, master and PhD level students, as well as to contribute to the development of junior faculty research to high international standards.

The candidates will get the opportunity to shape this development together with the team and implement research-project ideas with national and international impact.  Topics of interest: Algebra, algebraic geometry, differential geometry, algebraic topology, complex geometry, quantum topology, geometric analysis, operator algebra, number theory and mathematical physics.

How to Apply?

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Documents Required

Appointment to the position will be in accordance with the salary agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Please check links for more information on salary and taxation.

Applications will be assessed by an expert committee. When the expert committee issues its assessment, the applicants will be sent the portion of the assessment pertaining to them personally.

The application must include:

  •  A curriculum vitae
  • Certificates/diplomas (MSc and PhD) - Danish or English
  • A full list of publications
  • Copies of all publications on which the applicant wishes to be evaluated
  • A brief survey of the applicant's most important research results and research plans for the next three years
  • A teaching portfolio.

Letters of recommendation which you cannot include with your application, if any, should be submitted directly to mentioning your name and the title of the position in the subject field. Please note that these also need to reach us before the application deadline to be considered for assessment.Shortlisting may be used in the assessment process.

Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline will neither be considered nor evaluated.

An interview may be included as a part of the overall assessment of the applicant’s qualifications.

Applications must be submitted electronically using the link "Apply online".

Attached files must be in Adobe PDF or Word format. Each box can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb. We strongly recommend that you read How to apply before you apply.

Since not all members of the appointment committee are Danish-speaking, it is recommended that your application is submitted in English.

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

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

About the Center

The QM centre is located at the Faculty of Science on the international campus in Odense, Denmark, which among other activities is hosting both the ERC-Synergy Grant “Recursive and Exact New Quantum Theory” with the head of the QM centre, Professor Jørgen Ellegaard Andersen as Corresponding PI and the VILLUM Investigator grant “Mathematics of the open topological string” led by Professor Vivek Shende.

The QM centre is newly established with the ambition to create a highly international and interdisciplinary group within a broad spectrum of pure mathematics and mathematical physics.

Odense is a fast-growing international community with an open Scandinavian culture, affordable housing and living costs.

About the Employer:


We offer an inspirational international research environment with excellent facilities and strong collaborations with a vast international network, research organizations and regulatory stakeholders. Our special emphasis is the mathematical foundations for quantum theory and we are committed to an ambitious buildup of top international scholars in the field of the mathematical foundations of quantum field theory and string theory and further in the mathematical foundations of quantum engineering.

Given that current development of mathematical foundations of quantum theory draws from and needs a diverse deep understanding of all branches of pure mathematics, we offer a number of positions in all branches of pure mathematics at QM. We also offer the opportunity to shape our educational programmes to benefit from new developments in pedagogical approaches and content.

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Contact details

Further information is available from the Head of the Centre, Jørgen Ellegaard Andersen (

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