Professor in Theoretical Physics
Type of employment: Permanent post
Extent: 100 %
Location: University of Gothenburg, Department of Physics
First day of employment: 2017-09-01 or upon agreement
Reference number: PER 2016/211
Last application date: 2017-04-23
Specific subject description
The Faculty of Science at the University of Gothenburg invites applications for a professorship in
theoretical physics at the Department of Physics. The Department of Physics has 30 faculty members,
with a total of some 70 employees including PhD students, postdocs, and administrative and technical
personnel. The Department is located on the main campus of Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg.
Department activity takes place in close cooperation with the physics departments at Chalmers, formalized
through the joint "Fysikcentrum in Gothenburg". This arrangement allows the appointed professor
to participate in one of Sweden’s broadest physics environments. The Department is currently conducting
research in condensed matter physics and spintronics, biological physics and complex systems, as well as
atomic and molecular physics. Research areas for the new professorship would most naturally be related to
the existing theoretical or experimental activities at the department. However, an exceptional applicant
would be able to pursue new research in areas not previously represented at the department.
We are seeking someone with the ability to build up an internationally competitive research environment.
Primary duties will be research in the chosen field, supervision of graduate students as well as teaching at
the undergraduate and graduate level with special emphasis in theoretically oriented subjects. Other duties
include creating and maintaining contacts with the surrounding society as well as managerial duties. The
appointed professor is expected to teach in Swedish within two years.
The qualifications for academic positions are given in the Higher Education Ordinance. In addition, the ability
to teach in Swedish or English within the stated time frame is a requirement.
Your application will primarily be valued based on your scientific merits and in second hand on your
pedagogical merits, that will be valued with the same attention.
Skill in research in the field will be judged through publications in leading journals as well as other
criteria such as invitations to conferences, international assignments and demonstrated ability to obtain
external competitive research funding from both national and international funding agencies. Demonstrated
ability to lead and manage research is of central importance. The applicant should also demonstrate how the
research relates to or complements the existing theoretical or experimental activities in the department.
In addition to experience in supervising graduate students, skill in education and teaching will be assessed
by documented experience at all levels of formal teaching, the results of course evaluations as well as presentation
of educational materials developed by the candidate.
On overall assessment of the application will also take into consideration proven skill and future potential,
the ability to perform other duties associated with such appointment, interoperate with the personnel and the
prospects to contribute positively to the department.
Mattias Goksör, Head of Department +4631 786 91 25