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Full Professorship for ‘Statistical Physics’ (W3)

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Berlin (DE)
Closing date
31 Jul 2023

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The Department of Physics of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences invites applications for a

Full Professorship for ‘Statistical Physics’ (W3)

for the next possible date.

Statistical Physics at the Institute of Physics at Humboldt-Universität (HU) has a strong tradition of interdisciplinary research on non-equilibrium systems in different fields of science. The new professor will be a member of the Department of Physics, part of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at HU Berlin. The person to be appointed should conduct research in the field of statistical physics using methods from the theory of stochastic processes, nonlinear dynamics, network theory, modern mean field theories or machine learning techniques with applications in solid state physics, polymer physics, biological physics, or materials science.

Applicants should have made significant scientific contributions to the field of statistical physics, should be experienced in leading a research group, managing scientific projects, and acquiring third-party funding, and should be well versed in national and international collaborations. Additionally, it is expected that the person to be appointed will be willing to cooperate with internal and external partners (e.g. within the framework of Collaborative Research Centres, Clusters of Excellence, and other research networks) and will make a substantial contribution to teaching physics at HU Berlin.

The applicants must meet the legal requirements for professorial appointments in accordance with § 100 of the `Berliner Hochschulgesetz.

HU is seeking to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching, and specifically encourages qualified female scholars to apply. Researchers from abroad are welcome to apply. Severaly disabled applicants with equivalent qualifications will be given preferential consideration. People with an immigration background are specifically encouraged to apply.

Please send your application within 6 weeks, and quoting the reference number PR/009/23 to: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Prof. Dr. Caren Tischendorf, Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin or uploaded electronically at in pdf-format.

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