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Full Professorship (W2) for Stellar Physics and Exoplanets
University of Potsdam and the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP)
The University of Potsdam, Faculty of Science, Institute of Physics and Astronomy and the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) invite applications
in a joint appointment (Jülicher Modell) for the following new professorship to be
filled in 2018
Full Professorship (W2) for Stellar Physics and
The professorship is combined with the position of head of the section "Stellar Physics
and Stellar Activity" at the AIP. Office location is at AIP in Potsdam/Babelsberg. The Stellar
Physics and Stellar Activity section is one of the six science sections at AIP and is part of
its Research Branch I (Cosmic Magnetic Fields). This Branch focuses on the solar-stellar
connection, optical and radio solar physics, magnetohydrodynamics and turbulence as
well as technological developments of high-resolution spectroscopy and polarimetry and s
The appointee is responsible for establishing a research group carrying out independent
research programs in the broadly defined field of Stellar Physics and Exoplanets and in encouraging
collaborations among the different research groups. We are particularly excited
about candidates interested in the star-exoplanet relationship. Successful candidates are
expected to have a proper track record of publishing in international peer-review journals
and demonstrated their competence in defining research projects and attracting research
funding. The appointee is expected to actively participate in the educational programs at
the Institute of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Potsdam as part of the Bachelor
and Master study programs in Physics and Astrophysics. Educational skills and teaching
experience are therefore required.
The employment is planned according to the "Jülicher Modell". The candidate will be appointed
as a civil servant with the obligation to teach at least two hours per week at the
University of Potsdam.
The following application requirements for professors must be documented in accordance
with Section 41 of the Brandenburg Higher Education Act (Brandenburgisches
Hochschulgesetz, BbgHG): a completed university degree, pedagogical aptitude, and
a special ability for scientific work, as is typically documented by a dissertation project;
comprehensive competences in science management and additional scholarly achievements
as evidenced by a Habilitation (post-doctoral dissertation), a junior professorship or work
as a research associate at an institution of higher education or an extramural research
institution, or scholarly activity in the private sector, or in a similar social field, whether in
Germany or abroad. The appointment procedure is conducted in accordance with Section
40 of the Brandenburg Higher Education Act.
The University and the AIP strive for a balanced gender ratio at all levels. Severely disabled
applicants will be given preferential consideration in the event of equal qualification. We
expressly invite applications from people with migration backgrounds.
The University of Potsdam supports newly appointed professors with its Dual Career
Service and coaching support: www.uni-potsdam.de/berufungen.html Please submit your application and relevant documentation (presentation of your
research interests, CV, copies of academic certificates and credentials, list of publications,
list of courses taught, list of projects funded externally) within 4 weeks of
the publication of this job notice via email (in a single PDF file) to firstname.lastname@example.org.