Professorship of Theoretical Quantum Optics, University of Vienna (limited to 3 years)

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Application deadline: 

Sunday, March 30, 2014

The Faculty of Physics of the University of Vienna announces the position of a

Professor of

Theoretical Quantum Optics

(full time position under private law, limited to a period of 3 years). The University of Vienna intends to increase the num­ber of women, particularly in high-level positions, and therefore specifically invites ap­­pli­cations by women. Among equally qualified applicants women will receive preferential con­sider­a­tion.

The professor will be embedded into the key research area ‘quantum optics, quantum nanophysics and quantum information’. The professorship shall fit to the existing expertise in quantum optics, quantum metrology, quantum optomechanics, hybrid quantum systems, quantum information processing, quantum simulation, quantum interferometry, foundations of quantum physics, as well as quantum physics at the interface to classical and gravitational theories. The professor is expected to participate in teaching at all levels (bachelor, master, PhD).

Successful candidates will have the following qualifications:

PhD and post-doctoral experience at a university or other research institution
(Austrian or equivalent international academic degree in the relevant field)
outstanding research and publication record, with an excellent reputation as an active member of the international academic community ­(Habilitation (venia docendi) or equivalent international qualification in the relevant field is desirable)
experience in designing, procuring and directing major research projects, as well as the willingness and ability to team leadership of research groups
experience in university teaching, and willingness and ability to teach at all curricular levels (Bachelor, Master, PhD), to supervise theses, and to further the work of junior academic colleagues

The University of Vienna offers

an attractive and dynamic research location in a city with a high quality of life and in a country with excellent research funding provision
a negotiable salary
grant for relocation to Vienna, where appropriate

Candidates should send an application containing at least the following documents:

academic curriculum vitae
list of publications together with

a) specification of five key publications judged by the applicant to be particularly relevant to the advertised professorship together with an explanation of their relevance

b) PDF versions of these five publications provided either as URLs of downloadable copies or through email attachments or an addition of a CD-Rom

list of talks given, including detailed information about invited plenaries at international conferences
brief description of current research interests and research plans for the immediate future
list of projects supported by third-party funds
short survey of previous academic teaching and list of supervised PhD theses
teaching statement

Please ask 3 referees to send their letters of recommendation directly to the dean´s office


University professors will be classified according to the Collective Bargaining Agreement for University Staff into the salary group A1. The salary will be individually negotiated under consideration of the previous career development and in case of an appointment from abroad of the different tax situation.

Applications in English or German should be submitted by e-mail (preferably as PDF attachments) to

the Dean of the Faculty of Physics of the University of Vienna, Univ.- Prof. Dr. Markus Arndt, Boltzmanngasse 5, 1090 Vienna, Austria ( no later than March 31st, 2014 with reference 5e-21/14.