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Professor in experimental attosecond physics 968666

The Department of Physics and Astronomy ( at Aarhus University invites applications for a permanent position as full Professor in experimental attosecond physics. The position is open from September 1, 2018.

The Department aims to strengthen its activities within the field of experimental ultrafast physics, attosecond physics and nonlinear physics. Specifically, the successful candidate is expected to apply attosecond light sources to the study of ultrafast dynamics in atomic, molecular and/or in condensed matter systems.

The successful candidate is expected to conduct an ambitious research program and to contribute to the development of the research field within the Department.

Applicants should have an exceptionally strong record of original scientific research at the highest international level, and they should have extensive experience related to attosecond pulse generation. They should document dynamic leadership and talent for supervision of young researchers. Abilities to promote collaborative research and to attract external funding are additional essential qualifications for the position.

Applicants are expected to document their experience with all facets of university teaching, including the supervision of MSc and PhD students.

The place of employment is Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Aarhus, Ny Munkegade 120, DK-8000 Aarhus C, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments.

Further information can be obtained from Head of Department Lars H. Andersen by e-mail: (

Application procedure
Shortlisting is used. This means that after the deadline for applications – and with the assistance from the assessment committee chairman, and the assessment committee if necessary, – the head of department selects the candidates to be evaluated. The selection is made on the basis of an assessment of who of the candidates are most relevant considering the requirements of the advertisement. All applicants will be notified within 6 weeks whether or not their applications have been sent to an expert assessment committee for evaluation. The selected applicants will be informed about the composition of the committee and will receive his/her assessment. Once the recruitment process is completed a final letter of rejection is sent to the deselected applicants, including the main considerations emphasized during the selection process.

Formalities and salary range
Science and Technology refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities under the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation. (

The application must be in English and include a curriculum vitae, degree certificate, a complete list of publications, a statement of future research plans and information about research activities, teaching portfolio and verified information on previous teaching experience (if any). Guidelines for applicants can be found here. (

Appointment shall be in accordance with the collective labour agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities. (in Danish). (

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

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background. Research activities will be evaluated in relation to actual research time. Thus, we encourage applicants to specify periods of leave without research activities, in order to be able to subtract these periods from the span of the scientific career during the evaluation of scientific productivity.

Aarhus University offers Relocation service to International researchers. You can read more about it here. (

All applications must be made online and received by: 18.04.2018


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