The Department of Physics at Technical University of Darmstadt is offering an
Assistant Professorship (W2, Tenure Track) “Laboratory Astrophysics with Heavy-Ion and Laser Beams”
Code No. 270
Applications are welcome from emerging scientific talents with an excellent scientific profile for the relevant career stage, as documented by an outstanding relevant PhD and research experience in at least one of the areas of high energy density physics, plasma physics with ion and laser beams, states of matter under extreme conditions, or modern methods for the generation and characterization of plasmas, as well as publications on these topics in relevant journals.
The professorship shall represent the field of plasma physics with a focus on plasma physics with ion and laser beams in research and teaching. The scientific program aims at obtaining experimental data on states of matter under extreme conditions for the modeling of, e.g. planetary nuclei or stellar plasmas, by using the present and future facilities at GSI Helmholtzzentrum fu?r Schwerionenforschung (GSI) and the Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research (FAIR). The successful candidate will develop the necessary scientific concepts, including measurement setups and methods, for this purpose.
During the tenure track phase, the professorship will be integrated into the existing expertise in Darmstadt in the field of laser-based radiation sources and nuclear photonics. Thus, the successful candidate will establish a close cooperation with the plasma physics department at GSI as well as with faculty at the Institute of Nuclear Physics (IKP) of Technical University of Darmstadt. In the near future, the professorship is expected to represent Technical University of Darmstadt in the HED@FAIR collaboration as well as in the APPA research focus (Atomic and Plasma Physics, Applied Research) of FAIR. Thus, the professorship promotes networking between Technical University of Darmstadt and GSI with respect to experimental plasma physics, and will further expand the collaboration with national and international research institutions.
An excellent scientific curriculum vitae is expected, which already shows first successes and clearly demonstrates the candidate's development potential. Commitment to teaching in the bachelor's and master's programs in physics is strongly encouraged. The candidate's commitment to participation in academic self-governance is a prerequisite. A written teaching and research concept must be submitted; in particular, it should address intentions for cooperation at the department and GSI as well as at the university.
The assistant professorship is designated as a qualification professorship according to § 64 HHG (Hessisches Hochschulgesetz); it is initially financed as part of a joint federal and state program for the promotion of junior researchers (www.tenuretrack.de), whose regulations it also adheres to. Accordingly, the maximum period of scientific activities after the PhD degree should not exceed four years.
Remuneration follows the German W-Besoldung at level W2 Hessisches Besoldungsgesetz. The position is initially limited to six years. The position comes with the option of a tenured professorship after a successfully completed tenure process. The tenure process, which can be initiated one and a half years before the end of the assistant professorship, evaluates the corresponding achievements in research and teaching. After a successful probationary phase, the immediate transition to a tenured professorship is granted. For further information please see the tenure guidelines of Technical University of Darmstadt.
Technical University of Darmstadt intends to increase the number of female employees and encourages female candidates to apply. In case of equal qualifications applicants with a degree of disability of at least 50 or equal will be given preference. Technical University of Darmstadt is certified as a family-friendly university and offers a dual career program.
Applications should be sent with the usual documents (full CV incl. previous research and teaching activities, list of publications, copies of degree certificates) as well as a teaching and research concept in a single file to the Dean of the Department of Physics, Prof. Dr. Thomas Aumann (email@example.com), quoting the identification number.
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