Tenure-Track Position as Junior Professor of Experimental Condensed Matter Physics (f/m/d)
Freie Universität Berlin
Institute of Experimental Physics
Tenure-Track Position as Junior Professor of Experimental Condensed Matter Physics
Salary grade: initially W 1; after evaluation W 2 with Reference code: W1TTW2-EFKP
The successful applicant will assume responsibilities in the field of experimental condensed matter physics.
This tenure-track professor position is supported financially through the German federal and state governments' tenure-track program to promote the careers of researchers early on. Applications from researchers who have just completed their doctoral degree and are in the early phase of their career are strongly encouraged.
Appointment requirements are governed by Article 102a of the Berlin Higher Education Act (Berliner Hochschulgesetz – BerlHG).
Candidates should have a distinguished – ideally international – record of research in the field of experimental condensed matter physics. Their background should complement the established research areas at the Department of Physics of Freie Universität Berlin. Possible areas of expertise include:
nanoscale systems, or
quantum optics in materials
Applicants are expected to have relevant teaching experience at the university level, ideally in an international context, they should contribute to teaching at the Physics Department in German and/or English. In addition, they should have considerably participated in the supervision of master and PhD students. Experience in acquiring third-party funding is considered a bonus.
Along with the regular official duties of professors listed in Article 99 of the Berlin Higher Education Act, we expect the appointee to engage in the following activities:
The new professor will independently manage a group working on topics in experimental condensed matter physics. The appointee is expected to participate in collaborative projects of Freie Universität Berlin, for example, the Collaborative Research Center TRR227 "Ultrafast Spin Dynamics," and engage in other initiatives within Berlin's research community. The appointee is expected to be fluent in German and English by the time of the tenure review. The candidate is expected to address gender and diversity issues as part of the teaching curriculum.
The position entails a three-year appointment as a civil servant for a fixed period ("Beamter/Beamtin auf Zeit"). Pending a successful review process, the position can be extended for another three years. If the appointee successfully passes their tenure review, they will be appointed to a permanent professorship through a streamlined appointment procedure (i.e., the permanent appointment will not be advertised as a separate position). As part of this process, performance goals will be negotiated at the time the junior professor is hired. The fulfillment of those goals will be assessed as part of the tenure review (Article 102 c of the Berlin Higher Education Act, § 102 c BerlHG).
The performance goals will cover (but are not limited to) the following areas:
Promoting early-career researchers
Academic committee work
Leadership and management
At the time of appointment to the permanent professorship, all general regulations and conditions regarding public sector employment must be fulfilled.
In addition, any candidates who completed their doctoral degree at Freie Universität Berlin and/or are employed at Freie Universität Berlin must comply with the regulations stipulated by the Berlin Higher Education Act, Article102 c, paragraph 3.
Applications should include a CV, copies of all certificates of academic qualification in German or English; letters of appointment (please add translations if applicable), a list of publications, a list of courses previously taught and evidence of teaching competence. Please include information on involvement in ongoing and future research endeavors, joint research projects, externally funded projects and, if necessary, language certificates. If applicable, please give information on teaching experience in primary and secondary education, partnerships with industry, inventions/patents, and spin-offs.
All materials, including a personal postal address and email, must be received no later than August 27th, 2020 preferably electronically. Please indicate the reference code for the position when you submit your materials in one PDF file (maximum 5 MB), to the following address:
Application guidelines, general information on the appointment procedure, appointment requirements for professorships at Freie Universität Berlin, and the regulations defined by the Berlin Higher Education Act which are relevant for professorships (Articles 99, 100, 101, 102 a,102c BerlHG) can be found online: www.fu-berlin.de/bbs
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Freie Universität Berlin is an equal opportunity employer.