Junior Professorship (W1) in Accelerator Physics

With 6,200 employees in research, teaching and administration and its unique profile, TU Dortmund University shapes prospects for the future. The cooperation between engineering and natural science as well as social and cultural studies promotes both technological innovations and progress in knowledge and methodology. It is not only the more than 33,550 students who benefit from this.

The Department of Physics at TU Dortmund University is seeking to fill the position of a

Junior Professorship (W1) in Accelerator Physics

with immediate effect. The successful candidate will be responsible for conducting research and teach­ing in the field of physics, particularly the physics of particle accelerators and synchrotron light sources.

The professorship is associated with the Cen­ter for Synchrotron Radiation which operates the 1.5-GeV electron storage ring DELTA as a synchrotron light source. Moreover, the stor­age ring in combination with a femtosecond laser system and modern instrumentation offers excellent opportunities for conducting cutting­edge accelerator physics research. One example is the generation of ultrashort radiation pulses in the vacuum-ultraviolet and terahertz regime.

Applicants are expected to have completed a doctoral degree in physics (or a closely related field) with very good marks. They have suc­cessfully conducted independent research in the field of accelerator physics and are pre­pared to participate in the operation and fur­ther development of DELTA. They are also willing to shape and actively participate in future research collaborations. Experimental work experience with synchrotron light sources and free­electron lasers as well as the opera­tion of lasers at accelerator facilities is appre­ciated.

A commensurate level of participation in teach­ing within the physics and medical physics programs as well as supervision of doctoral research is required, as is the assumption of certain academic administrative tasks. Appli­cants should also have the capacity for social competence and leadership.

Preconditions for employment are specified in § 36 HG of the State of NRW. The initial ap­pointment will be for a period of three years with an evaluation in the third year. Following a positive evaluation, the appointment will be extended for a further three years.

TU Dortmund University strives to increase the number of women in academic research and therefore encourages women to apply.

Disabled candidates with equal qualifications will be given preference.