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W2 Professorship (f/m/d) in the subject area Theoretical Solid State Physics

Faculty 1 Physics/Electrical Engineering

Classifications W 2 - full-time
Reference number: P249/21
Closing date: 12/10/2021
Public vacancy

The Faculty 1 (Physics/Electrical Engineering) at the University of Bremen is seeking to fill a

W2 Professorship (f/m/d)
Reference number P249/21

in the subject area
Theoretical Solid State Physics

commencing as soon as possible, subject to vacancy.

If the general requirements under civil service law are met, civil servant status is granted for life.


Job description

We are looking for an internationally recognized personality that will contribute to research and teaching in the field of theoretical solid state physics. Further specialization can involve, e.g., electronic properties, excitation dynamics, and many-body effects in condensed matter, with particular focus on atomistic modeling of nanomaterials, interfaces and / or hybrid systems. The professorship should contribute to synergies between the existing local research topics, and further advancements of teaching. Contributions to additional topics in theoretical solid state physics are also welcome. The faculty particularly encourages submissions from female candidates.

The successful candidate will work in close cooperation with the existing experimental and theoretical groups in solid state physics as well as in interdisciplinary cooperation with the Bremen Center for Computational Materials Science and other faculties. This includes the readiness to participate in joint third-party funding initiatives in coordinated programs. Furthermore, cooperations with cross-university institutions such as the MAPEX Center for Materials and Processes, with non-university institutes such as BIAS and with working groups in the partner universities in Oldenburg and Cardiff are also anticipated. Participations in interdisciplinary work on Machine Learning and Data Science in terms of integration into theoretical solid state physics are welcome.Contributions to academic teaching in physics study programs as well as in other courses in which physics are involved will be part of this position. In particular, basic study programs in theoretical physics and theoretical solid state physics should be offered in full.



Prerequisites for employment are a successfully completed academic university degree in physics and an outstanding doctorate in theoretical physics, as well as a special qualification in scientific work, verified by a habilitation or habilitation-equivalent achievements and internationally visible independent research results and collaborations. Experience in the acquisition of third-party funding and in the implementation of third-party funded projects as well as pedagogical eligibility, teaching experience at a university, the ability and willingness to teach both in German and English and participation in further training in higher education didactics are expected.

General hints

The University of Bremen offers a range of measures to support new employees. This includes advice from the Welcome Center, childcare facilities, dual career assistance and opportunities for professional development, including language lessons.

The aim of the University of Bremen is to increase the proportion of women in science. The university has received several awards for its gender equality policy and is certified as a family-friendly university. Women are therefore explicitly encouraged to apply. International applications and applications from candidates with a migrant background are expressly welcomed. Priority will be given to handicapped candidates if the professional and personal qualification is equivalent. The appointment is based on § 18 BremHG and § 116 BremBG.

Applications with the usual documents, as well as degree certificates and concepts for research and teaching within the framework of the professorship, should be submitted by December 10th, 2021 stating the reference number P249/21 to:

Universität Bremen
Fachbereich 01 Physik/Elektrotechnik
Otto-Hahn-Allee 1
28359 Bremen

or electronically in a single PDF-file to: P249-21protect me ?!fb1.uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de

For more information regarding this Professorship please contact Prof. Frank Jahnke: +49 (0)421 / 218 62050

Comprehensive information on all aspects of the hiring process can be obtained here: