Tenure Track Position – Assistant Professor – Surface Science – Jobs for PhD Physics

    Tenure Track Position - Assistant Professor - Surface Science - Jobs for PhD Physics

    (Jobs for PhD Physics) Tenure Track Position – Assistant Professor or Associate professor in experimental surface science and/or laboratory astrochemistry at The Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University, Denmark

    Deadline to Apply

    Jul 01, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +1)


    PositionTenure Track Professor Position
    No. of Position(s)1
    Research Area– Physics
    – Astronomy
    SalaryAccording to Standard Norms
    WorkplaceDepartment of Physics and Astronomy
    Aarhus University
    Contract Period1 Year
    Starting date1 November 2021 or ASAP


    A PhD in physics or similar, and be able to teach physics at all levels of the University curriculum.

    Responsibilities/ Job Description

    Your tasks include (depending on seniority):

    • high quality teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels, including existing courses and development of new courses
    • the successful candidate must accept to learn Danish within a time-span of 3 years, to be able to teach at the undergraduate level in Danish
    • lead your own ambitious and competitive research program within the research field as well as contributing to joint research in collaboration with colleagues at the institute
    • research leadership and ability to define and manage research projects.
    • conduct creative and innovative research activities at the highest international level
    • attract external funding from national and international funding bodies and create a vision on how to further develop this activity together with your network
    • participate in advisory work for the national authorities if needed
    • participate in the administration and development of the department
    • strengthen national and international cooperation within the research area
    • develop and enhance interdisciplinary collaboration within the Department, and between the Department and relevant national and international research communities
    • establish synergies between your own research and other related research activities to secure the needed interdisciplinary approaches
    • participation in international and national networks of researchers as well as international project applications/maintain a strong national and international network of contacts with leading research groups, as well as pursuing industrial contacts if relevant
    • be open for effective knowledge exchange with society, companies, and industry
    • mentor junior researchers in for example attracting competitive funding, career development etc.
    • participate in supervision of Bachelor, Master’s, and PhD students

    How to Apply?

    To apply, please click APPLY ONLINE button mentioned above.

    Documents Required

    The application must be in English and include a curriculum vitae, degree certificate, a complete list of publications, a statement of future research plans and information about research activities, teaching portfolio and verified information on previous teaching experience (if any). Guidelines for applicants can be found.

    About the Department

    The Department of Physics and Astronomy is a department at the Faculty of Natural Sciences, Aarhus University, Denmark. The main objectives of the Department are to carry out research at the highest international level, to offer research based teaching at Bachelor of Science, Master of Science and PhD levels, and to exchange knowledge with other areas of society, e.g. by offering our expertise to industrial partners and the business world.

    The Department is an attractive workplace for researchers, teachers, technicians, laboratory technicians and administrators and has a good study environment with many talented and active students at all levels. The research at the Department of Physics and Astronomy is of high quality, attracts significant international attention – in several fields the Department is within the world elite – and is characterized by many international collaborations with other high-ranking universities and research institutions around the world.


    Salary depends on seniority as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Confederation of Professional Associations.

    All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background. Research activities will be evaluated in relation to actual research time. Thus, we encourage applicants to specify periods of leave without research activities, in order to be able to subtract these periods from the span of the scientific career during the evaluation of scientific productivity.

    Ensuring equal treatment at Department of Physics and Astronomy we particularly encourage women to apply for this position. No candidate will be given preferential treatment, and all applicants will be assessed on the basis of their qualifications for the position in question.


    Head of Department
    Ulrik I. Uggerhøj

    Official advertisement

    Associate professor or tenure-track assistant professor in experimental surface science and/or laboratory astrochemistry

    Post expires at 8:59am on Friday July 2nd, 2021 (GMT+9)