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Deadline: 2013-07-31
Location: Vienna, Austria

Simons Junior Professor of Mathematics or Mathematical Physics at ESI, Vienna

The Erwin Schrödinger International Institute for Mathematical Physics (ESI) of the University of Vienna announces the position of a

Simons Junior Professor of Mathematics or Mathematical Physics (full time position under private law, limited to a period of 5 years; funded by the Simons Foundation; the position is available as of January 1st, 2014). The University of Vienna intends to increase the number of women, particularly in high-level positions, and therefore specifically invites applications by women. Among equally qualified applicants women will receive preferential consideration.

The Erwin Schrödinger International Institute for Mathematical Physics (ESI) at the University of Vienna is an internationally leading research centre in the fields of mathematics and mathematical physics. Candidates for the Professorship have a PhD and several years of postdoctoral research experience. Teaching at the University of Vienna is expected. The appointed Professor will be affiliated with the Faculty of Mathematics or the Faculty of Physics of the University of Vienna. The administrative load of the appointed Professor will be moderate, while still allowing the Professor to provide a substantial contribution to the running of the ESI.

The successful applicant is expected to work in an area of research which is central in the scientific activities of the ESI.
Successful candidates will have the following qualifications:
– PhD and post-doctoral experience at a university or other research institution
(Austrian or equivalent international academic degree in the relevant field)
– Outstanding research and publication record, with an excellent reputation as an active member in the international academic community
– Experience in designing, procuring and directing major research projects
– Experience in university teaching, and willingness and ability to teach at all curricular levels, preferably graduate level, and to further the work of junior academic colleagues
The University of Vienna offers
– an attractive and dynamic research location in a city with a high quality of life and in a country with excellent research funding provision
– an attractive salary
– Grant for relocation to Vienna, where appropriate

Candidates should send an application containing at least the following documents:
– Academic curriculum vitae
– Brief description of current research interests and research plans for the immediate future
– List of publications together with
a) specification of five key publications judged by the applicant to be particularly relevant to the advertised professorship together with an explanation of their relevance
b) PDF versions of these five publications provided either as email attachments or through URLs of downloadable copies
– List of talks given, including detailed information about invited plenaries at international conferences
– List of projects supported by third-party funds
– Short survey of previous academic teaching and list of supervised PhD theses

University professors will be classified according to the Collective Bargaining Agreement for University Staff into the salary group A1. The salary may exceed the amount given in the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Applications in English or German should be submitted per e-mail (preferably as PDF attachments) to the Director of the Erwin Schrödinger International Institute for Mathematical Physics, Univ.-Prof. Dr. Joachim Schwermer, Boltzmanngasse 9, 1090 Vienna, Austria (joachim.schwermer[AT] no later than July 31st, 2013 with reference 2013/1S/ESI.

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