W2-Professorship in Theoretical Physics at University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

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Location:  Erlangen, Germany

The Faculty of Natural Sciences offers at the Institute of Theoretical Physics in the Department of Physics the position of a tenured W2-Professorship in Theoretical Physics, succession of Prof. Dr. M. Dilig. Duties include teaching and research in Theoretical Physics. The successful candidate is expected to have a strong research record in the quantum field theoretical generalisation of General Relativity. His or her research field should enhance the institute’s activities in this field and in Mathematical Physics. Interest in phenomenological aspects of Quantum Gravity is desirable. Opportunities of cooperation exist, among others, with the Department of Mathematics, in particular with the Emmy Noether Centre for Algebra, as well as with the Erlangen Centre for Astroparticle Physics (ECAP).

Qualifications include university undergraduate and doctoral degrees, good teaching skills, and a habilitation or equivalent other qualification, which may have been gained outside the University or within a Juniorprofessur. The successful candidate will be expected to take over administrative duties and also to attract external funding.

At the time of appointment the candidate must not be older than 52 years of age. The Ministry for Science, Research and Art may allow an exception in special cases, which has to be approved by the Ministry of Finance. This appointment will be made by the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. The University of Erlangen-Nuremberg is comitted to a profamily policy and an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage women to apply in an effort to increase a female representation in research and teaching. The University of Erlangen-Nuremberg persues a policy of intensive study support of its students and expects therefore that its teaching staff maintain a substantial student contact time by being present at the university.

All other qualifications being equal handicapped persons will be given priority. The position is to be filled as soon as possible. Application documents (curriculum vitae, photograph, list of publications and teaching activities, certified copies of the degree certificates but no publications) and a brief statement of research interests must be sent not later than May 2nd, 2011, to:

Dekan der Naturwissenschaftlichen Fakultät der Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg,
Universitätsstraße 40,
D-91054 Erlangen,