Department of Physics, Ecole Normale Supérieure

Position ID:Ecole Normale Supérieure-Department of Physics-AP [#1449]
Position Title: Assistant Professor, Non-linear Physics/Statistical Physics
Position Location:Paris, Ile-de-France 75 005, France [map]
Subject Areas: Statistical and Biological Physics
Physics / Nonlinear and Complex Systems
Appl Deadline:2012/03/27 finished (posted 2012/02/28, listed until 2012/08/28)
Position Description:    

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The Physics Department at Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris (France) invites applications for a permanent “maitre de conferences” position (roughly corresponding to Assistant Professor) in the field of statistical or non-linear physics (theorist or experimentalist). The position will start on September 1, 2012.

In non-linear physics, major centers of research at the Department are turbulence in classical and quantum fluids, the dynamo effect (generation of a magnetic field through turbulence), wave turbulence (the non-linear interaction of waves), acoustics of complex media, as well as mechanics including elasticity, morphogenesis and instabilities. In statistical physics, research at the Departement of physics is directed towards fundamental questions of disordered systems, non-equilibrium fluctuations, classical and quantum liquids and solids, including superfluids and super-solids, but also computational approaches and applications to complex systems such as neuroscience and biophysics. A number of research groups at the Department are at the forefront of these domains, which the young theoretician or experimentalist would reinforce.

The recruited “maitre de conferences” will contribute to the teaching activity within the department (at the undergraduate and postgraduate level). A considerable fraction of teaching will be in English, but a good command of the French language (or willingness to learn) would be an additional advantage.

In addition to a doctoral thesis and research experience, French candidates are required to be in position of the "Qualification aux fonctions de maitre de conferences". International candidates can obtain exemptions from this condition.

For academic as well as practical questions, please contact the local contact for this position, Prof. Jean-Francois Allemand (

Due to national regulations, the application must be done exclusively via the French Galaxie Portal (DO NOT APPLY VIA THIS WEBSITE).

Key dates

February 23, 2012 Start of the 2012 recruitment campaign. Applicants must register on the Galaxie Portal

Please note that applicants can apply to multiple positions in France via the Galaxie portal.

Application material required is available on the Legifrance Portal see TITRE IV : RECRUTEMENT EN APPLICATION DU 1° DE L'ARTICLE 46 DU DECRET N° 84 431 DU 6 JUIN 1984 - article 10

March 27, 2012 Deadline for online registration (4pm, local time)

Deadline to submit your application via email (midnight, local time), to the following address:

June 12, 2012 Preliminary results of the recruitment campaign are published online on the Galaxie Portal

Successful applicants must specify the professorship position they apply for, indicating their order of preference (in case you register to multiple positions). This has to be done before June 19, 2012.

June 21, 2012 Final results are published online on the Galaxie Portal

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Contact: Ms Stephanie Troufflard
Postal Mail:
Stéphanie Troufflard, Ph.D.
Managing Director
Département de Physique, Ecole normale supérieure
24 rue Lhomond, 75231 Paris Cedex 05, France
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