University Professor for Solid State Physics

University Professor for Solid State Physics

TU Graz - Graz University of Technology

Graz, Austria

For this position, we are looking for a highly qualified person of international reputation who can represent teaching and research in the field of solid state physics. The candidate's excellent research should extend and complement the current scientific work at the Institute and focus on the application of advanced scattering experiments or spectroscopic techniques. The aim is to deepen the fundamental understanding of the physical properties of energy-relevant materials. Possible research topics include structure and morphology relationships in advanced semiconductor materials, as well as the investigation of excited states and their dynamics or charge and heat transport in such materials. Examples of advanced semiconductors include (but are not limited to) porous semiconducting materials, 2D semiconductors, perovskites, organic semiconductors, or semiconductors used in soft electronics. The ability to teach courses from the entire field of solid state physics (bachelor, master, and PhD level) is expected. The successful candidate has the qualification to lead and develop a university institute.

Graz University of Technology and Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz will merge their physics departments under one roof, the Graz Center of Physics, as part of NAWI Graz. The candidate is expected to actively contribute to this center and to participate in the strategic goals of the faculty as well as in local, interdisciplinary collaborations, in particular within the Field of Expertise "Advanced Materials Science" of Graz University of Technology. A broad multidisciplinary scientific background and experience in planning and conducting experiments at large-scale research facilities are desirable.

Employment Requirements

  • A doctorate degree in a relevant field;
  • Outstanding qualifications in science and teaching for the subject to be filled;
  • Pedagogical and didactic skills (proven by a relevant venia docendi or comparable qualification);
  • Experience in the successful acquisition and management of third-party funded projects;
  • Relevant international experience in the academic field;
  • Management qualification and leadership skills including gender and diversity aspects.

Selection Criteria

  • Extended research period at several locations (preferably internationally);
  • Successful acquisition of prestigious grants as a PI;
  • Willingness to collaborate with industry partners.

Applicants should have a strong command of the English language, both written and spoken, to be able to effectively represent the field internationally, and they must also be willing to learn German if they do not already know the language.

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