University of Bayreuth (UBT)

Full Professor of Experimental Physics

Universität Bayreuth

Bayreuth, Germany

The University of Bayreuth is a research-oriented university with internationally competitive, interdisciplinary focus areas in research and teaching. The Faculty of Mathematics, Physics & Computer Science at the University of Bayreuth is currently seeking to appoint a

Full Professor of Experimental Physics

at pay grade W 3 (minimum salary per month: € 6,683) to commence on 1 October 2020. This is a permanent civil service position. Additional salary components will be negotiated separately.

We are looking for candidates with expertise in experimental physics who have established a track record of excellence and an international reputation in a topical field of experimental soft-matter physics. Applicants should have an ambitious and innovative research agenda, e.g. in the areas of dynamic self-organization and phase transitions of soft-matter systems, self-assembly of soft matter from the nano- to the mesoscale, or pattern formation and non-equilibrium phenomena. Research topics and experimental techniques should complement and extend the current portfolio of the Physics Department and foster collaborations within the department and beyond. Teaching duties will include lectures in experimental physics on all levels (undergraduate to postgraduate, including teacher training) as well as courses for students of related subject areas in the natural sciences and engineering. Active contributions to the University’s focus areas Nonlinear Dynamics and Polymer & Colloid Science are expected as well as playing an active role in establishing collaborative research networks.

Prerequisites for this position are (according to the BayHSchPG Article 7 and Article 10 para 3) a university degree, a doctoral degree, proven excellence in teaching and a post-doctoral qualification to teach at a professorial level (Habilitation). Alternatively evidence of equivalent scholarly achievement, for example as a junior professor or in a non-university environment, will also be considered. A further prerequisite is the ability to teach in English. Only applicants who are 51 years of age or younger can be hired as civil servants (Article 10 para 3 BayHSchPG).

The University of Bayreuth seeks to increase the proportion of women involved in research and teaching (in accordance with Article 4 para 1 sentence 1 BayHSchG) and therefore particularly welcomes female applicants. All qualifications being equal, severely disabled applicants will be given priority. The University of Bayreuth strives to further increase the diversity of its academic staff. For this reason, scholars who can help make the research and teaching profile of the university more diverse are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants with children are highly welcome. The University of Bayreuth is a member of the best practice club Family at University, and it offers “dual career support” for career-oriented partners of highly qualified employees. In addition, an extended audit conducted by the German Rectors’ Conference (HRK) returned a favourable review for the University of Bayreuth’s commitment to internationalization.

Please send your cover letter and supporting documents (CV outlining education and academic career, list of publications, list of courses taught, a description of your research, as well as copies of all diplomas and certificates) as a single PDF file (up to 30 MB) to the Dean of the Faculty Mathematics, Physics & Computer Science ( by 8 July 2019. Application documents cannot be returned to the applicant, and if unsuccessful, the files will be permanently disposed of in accordance with data protection law.


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Full Professor of Experimental Physics