Faculty position in theoretical gravitational wave physics at Utrecht University, The Netherlands

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Deadline:  2019-11-15

Location:  Utrecht, The Netherlands

The Institute for Theoretical Physics (ITP) is seeking highly motivated candidates for appointment to tenure-track Assistant Professorship in Theoretical Physics. The candidate is expected to work on theoretical studies of neutron stars, black holes, and/or the gravitational waves from the early universe. This position is part of a recruitment plan to promote gravitational-wave physics at Utrecht University and paired with a full professorship and a tenure-track position in experimental gravitational-wave physics at the Institute of Subatomic Physics and Gravitational Waves. Interdisciplinary cooperation within the Department of Physics, especially with the Institute of Subatomic Physics and Gravitational Waves, as well as with the ongoing (Virgo/LIGO) and and future (Einstein Telescope, LISA) gravitational wave experiments is expected.

The successful candidate is also expected to teach and actively participate in fund acquisition. Teaching involves contributing to the curriculum of the Department of Physics at the Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD levels.


The ideal candidate:
* holds a PhD in Physics;
* has an outstanding research record in theoretical high energy physics, especially in the field of gravitational-wave physics or in a related field;
* is expected to develop an independent research group largely based on external funding, and is able to initiate and foster local, national, and international collaborations;
* is committed to high-quality teaching at the BSc, MSc and PhD levels, for which the candidate is expected to meet the requirements for the basic teaching qualification (BKO) within two years after the start of the appointment.

For more information about this position, please contact Umut Gursoy (Professor), via u.gursoy[AT]uu.nl or +31 30 253 59 03.