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Deadline: 2020-01-31
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Professorship (W1, tenure track) in Theoretical Gravitational-Wave Physics, Frankfurt, Germany

The Institute for Theoretical Physics, Department of Physics, of Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt am Main invites applications for the following position as civil servant or public employee starting at the earliest possible date but no later than 30 November 2020:

The position will be filled in connection with the DFG-funded CRC-TR 211 “Strong-interaction matter under extreme conditions”.

The initial tenure track appointment is for six years according to paragraph 64 of the Higher Education Act of the State of Hesse (HHG). The professorship is funded by the “Bund-Laender-Programm zur Foerderung des wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchses (BLP-TT)”. Upon positive evaluation, the incumbent will be promoted to a permanent position at a higher level (W2). Candidates should not have obtained their PhD at Goethe University Frankfurt or should have worked as a researcher at an external institution for at least two years after their PhD. The doctorate should not date back to more than four years.

We are looking for an early-career researcher with an outstanding research record in the field of gravitational-wave physics and its connections to neutron stars and nuclear physics. Participation in current and future collaborative-research initiatives of the Department of Physics, as well as interdisciplinary cooperation within the Faculties of Science is expected. The ideal candidate has a PhD in Theoretical Physics and experience in teaching Theoretical Physics as well as the ability to teach advanced courses in Theoretical Astrophysics and Gravitational Physics.

Goethe University is committed to increasing the proportion of female faculty and therefore especially encourages women to apply. Applications of persons with international experience are explicitly requested. Severely handicapped applicants with equal qualification and aptitude will be given preferential consideration. For further information regarding the general conditions for professorship appointments and the “BLP-TT”, please see:

Qualified researchers are invited to submit their application in English or German including a CV, certificates, teaching experience and, if possible, teaching evaluations, publication list, list of third-party funding, short presentation of the research concept by 31 January 2020 in electronic form to the Dean of the Department of Physics, Goethe-Universitaet, Max-von-Laue-Str. 1, 60438 Frankfurt am Main, Germany, e-mail: dekanat[AT]