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Associate Professorship in quantum gas physics

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University of Aarhus, Denmark
The Department of Physics and Astronomy ( invites applications for a position in experimental quantum gas physics at the Associate Professor (Lektor) level. The position is open from January 1, 2009. The department wishes to further develop its experimental activity on quantum gas physics with focus on quantum and non-linear atom optics, ultra-cold collisions and molecule formation, and/or model studies of quantum many-body physics.

A laboratory with state-of-the-art equipment for formation and studies of quantum gases is available. Affiliation with/support from the Danish National Research Foundation Center for Quantum Optics, QUANTOP, ( ) is an attractive option.

Applicants should document original scientific research at the international level. In addition, the evaluation of candidates will consider the breadth of their scientific interests and their ability to promote collaborative research. The successful candidate is expected to develop a strong research programme at the forefront of his field. The candidate should be able to attract research funding and contribute to the Department’s visibility through public outreach activities.

The candidate should have a strong interest in all facets of university teaching, including supervision of MSc and PhD students. The candidate must be able to teach in Danish within two years of taking up the position.

Applications must be in English and include a curriculum vitae, a complete list of publications, a statement of future research plans and information about research activities, teaching qualifications and management experience, all in 4 copies (see for the recommended level of detail). If the applicant wants other material to be considered in the evaluation (publications and other documentation of research and teaching qualifications, as well as management experience) such material must be clearly specified and must either be enclosed in hardcopy (3 copies) or must be available electronically.

The Faculty refers to the Ministerial Order No. 92 of 15.02.2008 ( on the appointment of teaching and research staff at the universities under the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.

Salary depends on seniority as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Confederation of Professional Unions.

Applications should be addressed to The Faculty of Science, University of Aarhus, Ny Munkegade, Building 1520, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark, and marked 212/5-237.

The deadline for receipt of all applications is October 6, 2008, at 12,00 noon.

For more information please contact the head of the department Ivan Stensgaard, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Aarhus, Ny Munkegade, Building 1520, DK-8000 Aarhus C. Tel: +45 8942 3715, e-mail: