Professor (W3) of Theoretical Physics with a Focus on Plasma Astrophysics

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The Institute of Physics at the University of Greifswald’s Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences is seeking candidates for the position of

Professor (W3) of Theoretical Physics with a Focus on Plasma Astrophysics

for appointment by 1 April, 2022.  

We are looking for an outstanding physicist with extensive research and teaching experience, who is an internationally recognised expert in one or more fields of theoretical plasma astrophysics: turbulence and kinetic theory of astrophysical collision-free plasmas, plasma theory of compact objects and accretion disks, plasma physics of the sun and solar wind, and the theory of interstellar/intergalactic plasmas. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in the development of existing and new research consortia. Collaboration with the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics Greifswald (IPP) and the Leibniz Institute for Plasma Science and Technology (INP) is desirable. Applicants must be able to prove successful raising of external funding. Teaching includes the full range of lectures in theoretical physics in the bachelor’s and master’s degree courses in Physics, as well as minors as part of other degree courses. The future holder of the position must be willing to participate in the University’s and Faculty’s academic committees. Experience abroad and the willingness to teach in English are desirable.

Applicants must fulfil the requirements for a university professor according to § 58(1) of the Landeshochschulgesetz – LHG M-V (State Higher Education Act): a university degree, teaching experience and a high level of scientific research, which is generally documented by an outstanding doctoral degree. Further academic achievements are expected. In accordance with § 58(2) LHG
M-V, these are usually proven by the completion of a junior professorship or habilitation.

In accordance with § 61 LHG M-V, the appointed professor will be assigned the status of a civil servant (Beamtenverhältnis) with unlimited tenure; alternatively, if the applicant is not permanently available: limited tenure as a civil servant or public service employee. As a general rule, permanent tenure as a civil servant (Beamtenverhältnis auf Lebenszeit) can only be awarded for the first time to persons who have not yet ended their 50th year of life when they enter employment. 

This position is open to all persons, irrespective of gender. The University would like to increase the proportion of women in areas in which they are underrepresented and thus applications from women are particularly welcome and will be treated with priority if they have the same qualifications and as long as there are no clear reasons which make a fellow applicant more suitable. Severely disabled applicants with the same professional and personal qualifications will be considered with preference.

Application costs (e.g. travel expenses for interviews) will not be reimbursed by the State of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

For more information, please contact Prof. Dr. Gerald Kerth, Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences.

Applications with all usual documents (curriculum vitae (CV) detailing the academic career, list of scholarly publications and courses taught, academic certificates, proof of teaching experience, details of externally raised funds, teaching and research concept, details of previous involvement in academic committees) must be sent via email (one pdf file) by the 12 February 2021, addressed to:

Universität Greifswald
Dekan der Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftlichen Fakultät

Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Straße 15 a
17489 Greifswald
Tel.: +49 3834 420 4000, Fax: +49 3834 420 4002

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