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Deadline: 2018-08-31
Location: Potsdam, Germany

Junior Professorship (W1) for Theoretical Astrophysics (Tenure track), Potsdam, Germany

The University is seeking a young researcher who already has a strong research record in theoretical astrophysics that supplements and/or complements current astrophysical research at the department. The department’s main research topics include the interstellar and intergalactic medium, stellar astrophysics, theoretical and observational astroparticle physics, planetology, and others. The department is closely connected with other local research institutes such as the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP), Deutsches Elektronen Synchroton (DESY), Zeuthen, and the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (AEI). In the context of this professorship, the department is particularly interested in strengthening its cooperation with the AEI, for which (among others) the topics of gravitational wave astronomy, compact objects, supernovas and cosmology are particularly suited.

Applicants should have demonstrated early excellence in research, proven by a compelling publication record. Ideally, they already should have been successful in the acquisition of third-party funding. The position involves teaching duties as part of the bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in Physics and Astrophysics (in German and English).