Physics, Stockholm University

2975 11010
Position ID:Stockholm University-Fysikum-RAP1 [#11010, SU FV-0307-18]
Position Title: Assistant Professor in Quantum Phenomenology
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Stockholm, Stockholms Lan 106 91, Sweden [map]
Subject Area: Theoretical Physics
Appl Deadline:2018/05/10 finished (posted 2018/03/23, finished 2018/11/11, listed until 2018/05/10)
Position Description:    

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The Department of Physics is large and supports a broad range of basic research in experimental and theoretical physics. It has about 230 employees of which 90 are PhD students. Many have been internationally recruited. The Department is part of the AlbaNova University Center, which apart from the Department of Physics houses the Department of Astronomy, the Physics Departments at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), and the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics (Nordita).

The Department of Physics opens a position as Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Quantum Phenomenology. This position is made available due to international recruitment of Professor Frank Wilczek by the Swedish Research Council. The goal of Frank Wilczek’s project related to the announced position is to build a strong and interdisciplinary activity. The successful candidate is expected to develop independent research during the employment as assistant professor.

Subject: Quantum phenomenology

Subject description: The subject is theoretical study of quantum systems aiming at both fundamental understanding and practical applications, with focus on novel strategies for achieving precision and control in physical measurements.

Main responsibilities: Research and in addition some teaching and supervision.

Qualification requirements: In order to qualify for the position of assistant professor, the applicant must have received a doctoral degree or equivalent qualifications. Preference should be given to those who were awarded a doctoral degree or attained equivalent qualifications no more than seven years prior to the expiry of the application period.

All teaching positions at Stockholm University require the ability to collaborate and the general ability and suitability to perform one’s duties.

Assessment criteria: In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills. Teaching skills will also be considered.

The assessment of research skills will focus primarily on merits within the subject area of the position.

Additional information: Female applicants are particularly welcome, as most teachers at the department are men.

An assistant professor is employed until further notice, but no longer than four years. The contract may be extended to a maximum of six years under special circumstances, such as due to sick leave or parental leave.

An assistant professor may, on application, be promoted to a permanent position as associate professor. Specific criteria for promotion from assistant professor to associate professor have been established by the Faculty of Science.

An application for promotion to associate professor should be submitted to the faculty at least nine months before the appointment as assistant professor expires.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.

Contact: Further information about the position can be obtained from Professor Frank Wilczek, and the Head of the Department, Professor Sven Mannervik, telephone: +46 8 5537 86 28,

For questions regarding the application process, please contact administrator Katarina Gustafsson, telephone: +46 8 16 22 92, .

Union representatives: Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64,, Lisbeth Häggberg (Fackförbundet ST and Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 20 00 (operator), and (SEKO).

Application: Apply for the position at Stockholm University's recruitment system by clicking the "Apply" button. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

We would appreciate it if your application is written in English. Since it will be examined by international experts, English is the working language.

See link to official Stockholm University announcement and application system below:

The University’s rules of employment and instructions for applicants are available at: Instructions – Applicants. The criteria for promotion within the Faculty of Science are available at: Guidelines – Employment

You are welcome to apply!

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Contact: Professor Frank Wilczek, Professor Sven Mannervik, +46 8 5537 86 28, +46 8 5537 8601 (fax)
Email: email
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AlbaNova University Center
Stockholm University
Department of Physics
SE-106 91 Stockholm
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