Tenure track position – Associate professor or Assistant professor – Experimental Quantum Photonics

    Tenure track position - Associate professor or Assistant professor - Experimental Quantum Photonics

    Tenure track position Associate professor or Assistant professor positions in Experimental Quantum Photonics, Quantum Optics Section, Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

    Deadline to Apply

    June 20, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +2)


    PositionTenure track Associate professor or Assistant professor
    No. of Position(s)1
    Research Area– Experimental Quantum Photonics
    – Advanced quantum photonics devices
    – Solid-state photon-emitter interfaces
    – Photonic quantum simulators
    SalaryAssistant professor – 437.843 DKK / Annum
    Associate professor – 481.751 DKK / Annum
    WorkplaceQuantum Optics Section
    Niels Bohr Institute
    University of Copenhagen
    Contract Period6 Years
    Starting dateJan 01, 2022


    Needed qualifications at the Assistant Professor level: Teaching qualifications are not mandatory but documented teaching qualifications and teaching experience will be considered.

    Needed qualifications at the Associate Professor level: Applicants are required to have university level teaching experience, documented teaching competencies and must be able to explain and reflect upon own teaching practice and portfolio. Formal pedagogical training or supervision equivalent to the University of Copenhagen teacher training programme for assistant professors is required. Candidates at associate professor level should ideally have been responsible for lectures and course development as well as supervision at both bachelor and master’s levels. International teaching experience will be considered an advantage.


    The successful candidate must have a strong background in experimental quantum photonics preferably with a research profile in one or more of the following areas: advanced quantum photonics devices, solid-state photon-emitter interfaces, or photonic quantum simulators. The successful applicant is expected to be able to attract and lead major research programs and to collaborate internationally

    Responsibilities/ Job Description

    The tenure track assistant professor’s duties will primarily include research, including obligations with regard to publication/scientific communication and research-based teaching with associated examination obligations within Quantum Photonics. To a limited extent the position may also include other duties.

    The associate professor’s duties also include the applicant’s own research, development of the field, assessment tasks, grant applications, and research management such as supervision and training of research fellows and other staff. The successful applicant must also teach, supervise, prepare and participate in examinations, and fulfill other tasks requested by the Department.

    How to Apply?

    The application including all attachments must be in English and submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW above.

    Documents Required

    Applying for the tenure track assistant professorship, please include

    • Curriculum vitae including:
      • Please describe and document international network and relations
      • Please describe and document internationally based activities
      • Positions held at universities/research institutions outside Denmark
      • Outreach activities, i.e. popular lectures or other activities in the media
      • Grants held, personal or in part. Career development grants.
    • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
    • Research plan – description of current and future research plans
    • If available, description and documentation of teaching and supervision experience and qualifications- please describe and document:
      • Experience with supervision of BSc and MSc students
      • Teaching experience
      • Formal pedagogical training
    • Complete publication list
    • Separate reprints of up to 5 particularly relevant papers

    Applying for the associate professorship, please include

    • Curriculum vitae including information about external funding
    • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
    • Research plan – description of current and future research plans
    • Description and documentation of teaching experience and qualifications according to university guidelines
    • Complete publication list
    • Separate reprints of 5 particularly relevant papers

    About Niels Bohr Institute

    Current faculty at The Niels Bohr Institute is active in broad areas of theoretical physics including Astrophysics (including Planetary Sciences and Cosmology); Biophysics and Biocomplexity; Geophysics (including Ice, Climate, and Earth Sciences); High Energy and Astro-particle Physics; and Quantum Physics (including condensed matter, atomic, molecular and optical).

    The position will be embedded in the Quantum Optics Section at the Niels Bohr Institute within the DNRF Center of Excellence for Hybrid Quantum Networks (Hy-Q). The section covers a broad range of research topics within quantum-information processing both experiment and theory, including solid-state quantum optics, quantum optomechanics, and atomic physics.

    The tenure-track assistant professor programme

    An assigned mentor will provide the tenure-track assistant professors with guidance related to career development, other academic topics and administrative procedures.

    Performance of the tenure-track assistant professor will be followed via internal yearly evaluations and a mid-term and final international evaluation by an assessment committee. If the ‘final appraisal’ is positive you will be promoted as associate professor. Performance and progression towards the criteria below will be evaluated with due consideration of differences between research fields.


    • Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.
    • For associate professor – commencing salary is currently up to DKK 481.751 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 82.379)
    • For tenure track assistant professor – The starting salary is currently up to DKK 437.843 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 74.871).
    • Interviews/trial lectures will be held on 18 November 2021. 


    Prof. Peter Lodahl
    Director of Hy-Q: lodahl@nbi.ku.dk

    Prof. Jan W. Thomsen
    Head of the Niels Bohr Institute
    Email: head_of_institute@nbi.ku.dk

    Assoc. Prof. Joachim Mathiesen
    Deputy Head of Research
    Email: VILF@nbi.ku.dk.

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    Tenure track Assistant professor / Associate professor in Experimental Quantum Photonics

    Post expires at 8:59am on Monday June 21st, 2021 (GMT+9)