A position as Associate Professor is available at the Center of Excellence QuSpin (Center for Quantum Spintronics) which is part of the Department of Physics, NTNU in Trondheim, Norway. The research area of the vacant position is experimental study of electronic structure using angular resolved photoemission spectroscopy. The position will be hired as a permanent Associate Professor position, with possibilities for applying for promotion to full professor level.
The candidate will join and an excellent international research environment in quantum condensed matter theory and experiments.
QuSpin carries out research in theoretical as well as experimental condensed matter physics. QuSpin’s principal goal is to describe, characterize, and develop recently identified quantum approaches to control electric and spin signals, conceptually different from those existing today. A central aspect of QuSpin is to foster fruitful collaborations between theorists and experimentalists working within the Center.
The Center of Excellence QuSpin is funded by the Research Council of Norway. QuSpin is managed by a Center Director and has four principal investigators. See https://www.ntnu.edu/quspin.
QuSpin currently has 9 professors/associate professors, 2 researchers, 27 PhD students and 7 postdoctoral researchers from 13 different nations working on various aspects of low-dissipation spintronics.
Duties of the position
The candidate will develop an independent and innovative research program within the area of experimental studies of many-body effects in electronic structure using angularly resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES), including spin-resolved ARPES. The Center has recently completed the purchase of and installation of excellent inhouse facilities for such studies.
The candidate will:
Perform research that fits within the vision of the QuSpin Center of Excellence.
Initiate a vigorous research program with international visibility in the domain of electronic structure using angular resolved photoemission spectroscopy, preferably (but not limited to) spin-resolved studies.
Carry out research of excellent quality resulting in publications in international peer review journals in the field mentioned above.
Secure fundamental-, strategic-, and applied projects at the national and European/international level.
Be responsible for teaching, supervision of students within physics and together with other faculty members. Both specialized courses at master level and general courses in physics at bachelor level.
Be expected to supervise master students, research fellows and doctoral candidates in your discipline.
Collaborate with other academic staff to administrate, manage and develop the Department and initiate individual and collaborative research, teaching and outreach activities.
Research activity, output and plans must demonstrate an independent research profile and the ability to initiate research in the field of electronic structure measurements of condensed matter systems using ARPES .
There must be a strategic match of your research plans with QuSpin, with emphasis on studying many-body physics within the scope of QuSpin.
Experience and background that ensures solid governance the development of a smooth day-to-day operation of an advanced ARPES / surface science instrument suite.
Fluent oral and written communication skills in English
You must document relevant basic competence for teaching and supervision at university/higher education-level, ref. Regulations. If this cannot be documented, you are required to complete an approved course in university teaching within two years of commencement. NTNU offers qualifying courses.
In a position as Associate Professor comes with a starting package for new research staff, opportunities for mentoring and is remunerated according to the Norwegian State salary scale. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.
The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants, and the acts relating to Control of the Export of Strategic Goods, Services and Technology. Candidates who by assessment of the application and attachment are seen to conflict with the criteria in the latter law will be prohibited from recruitment to NTNU. After the appointment, you must assume that there may be changes in the area of work.
It is a prerequisite that you can be present at and accessible to the institution daily.
You can find more information about working at NTNU and the application process here.
About the application
The application and supporting documentation must be in English.
Publications and other scientific work must follow the application. Please note that applications are only evaluated based on the information available on the application deadline. You should ensure that your application shows clearly how your skills and experience meet the criteria which are set out above.
If, for any reason, you have taken a career break or have had an atypical career and wish to disclose this in your application, the selection committee will take this into account, recognizing that the quantity of your research may be reduced as a result.
Details of projects for which you have served as project manager, including information on financing, duration, and scope
Joint work will also be considered. If it is difficult to identify your specific input to a group project, you must include a brief description of your participation.
In the assessment of the best-qualified applicant, we will emphasize education, experience and personal suitability as well as your motivation for the position. You will be expected to deliver high-quality teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and undertake supervision of Masters and Doctoral candidates. Evaluation of these skills will be based on documented experience and relevant teaching qualifications. Applicants with teaching experience at university level are preferred. Quality and breadth of the teaching qualifications will be evaluated.
NTNU is required to oblige by the evaluation criteria for research quality in accordance with The San Fransisco Declaration on Research Assessment – DORA. This means that we will pay particular attention to the quality and academic range demonstrated by your scientific work to date. We will also pay attention to research leadership and participation in research projects. Your scientific work from the last five years will be given the most weight.
Your application will be considered by a committee of experts and the most suitable applicants will be invited to interview and to deliver a lecture.
NTNUs personel policy emphasizes the importance of equality and diversity. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of gender, disability, or cultural background. NTNU is working actively to increase the number of women employed in scientific positions, and has a number of resources to promote equality.
The city of Trondheim is a modern European city with a rich cultural scene. Trondheim is the innovation capital of Norway with a population of 200,000. The Norwegian welfare state, including healthcare, schools, kindergartens and overall equality, is probably the best of its kind in the world. Professional subsidized day-care for children is easily available. Furthermore, Trondheim offers great opportunities for education (including international schools) and possibilities to enjoy nature, culture and family life and has low crime rates and clean air quality.
As an employee at NTNU, you must continually maintain and improve your professional development and be flexible regarding any organizational changes.
In accordance with public law your name, age, job title, and county of residence may be made available to the public even if you have requested not to appear on the public list of applicants.
If you have any questions about the position, please contact QuSpin Center Director, professor Arne Brataas, e-mail: email@example.com If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact HR Advisor Ranveig Nerhoel, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The application and all attachments should be submitted electronically via jobbnorge.no. If you are invited to interview, you must bring with you notarized copies of all references and diplomas.
Application deadline: 30.07.2021
Internal Number: ID206896
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