Current status of application procedure

  • Current call for proposals
Due to success within the “Bund-Länder-Programm zur Förderung des wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchses” (german tenure track programme), the Faculty of Physics is seeking to appoint as soon as possible:

Professorship in Theoretical Physics (W2 with tenure track W3)

We are looking for an outstanding scientist with international reputation, who strengthens the local research activities in the theory of fundamental interactions. Possible research directions include, but are not limited to, non-perturbative physics of the Standard Model and beyond, using approaches such as lattice field theory or relativistic hydrodynamics. Potential applications include relativistic heavy ion physics, particle physics, dark matter, compact stars, or gravitational waves.

The new professor is expected to participate and take a leading role in the Collaborative Research Centre "Strong-interaction matter under extreme conditions" (CRC-TR211). Participation in teaching the curriculum in Theoretical Physics both at the undergraduate and graduate level as well as service in faculty and university bodies are further important constituents of the professorship.

Applications from suitably qualified handicapped or severely handicapped candidates are explicitly welcome.

Bielefeld University has received a number of awards for its achievements in the area of equal opportunity and has been acknowledged as a family-friendly university. The university welcomes applications from women. This is particularly true with regard to academic positions. Applications are handled according to the provisions of the State Equal Opportunity Statute.

W2 tenure tracks are a firmly established equal-opportunity employment variant at Bielefeld University. Tenure track professors are offered a target-group-specific personnel development programme providing support when first coming to Bielefeld, in preparing for the interim evaluation, in preparing for the tenure evaluation, and in organizing – after a positive evaluation – the transitional phase to a W3 professorship.

Employment prerequisites are a university degree, teaching ability, specialized skills for scientific work, in general documented by a doctoral thesis in physics or related fields, and additional scientific achievements which will be evaluated in the hiring procedure. Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a 2-page research and teaching concept, list of publications, list of raised third party funding, and copies of all university certificates.
Please send all material by e-mail in a single pdf file until Oktober 31, 2018 to:

or by regular mail to:

Bielefeld University
Dean of the Faculty of Physics
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Schnack
P.O. Box 100131
D-33501 Bielefeld

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