Appointment: full-time, temporary (6 years) with tenure track
Position: Junior professor (W1)
Start: 1st October 2020

The Technische Universität Ilmenau invites applications for a professorship at the Institute of Physics:

Junior Professorship (W1) with Tenure Track (W3)

„Theory of Solid-State Physics “

The professorship will start in the winter term 2020/2021.

Applications are welcome from outstanding, internationally visible young researchers proven and qualified, through research and teaching, in an innovative and future-oriented research area of the Theory of Solid-State Physics. Individuals with research experience in

  • the theory of surfaces and interfaces
  • the modelling of many-particle physics within density functional theory
  • the simulation of non-equilibrium processes
  • light-matter interaction
are particularly encouraged to apply.

The appointee is expected to continue his/her research and teaching excellence in the aforementioned areas and to further develop his/her field of expertise in cooperation with the departments of the Institute of Physics and the Institute of Micro- and Nanotechnologies.

The successful applicant will teach classes in Theoretical Physics of the bachelor and master curricula “Technical Physics” in German and English. The prerequisites are pedagogical aptitude and the commitment to contribute to the further development and advancement of the curricula. The future holder of the position should additionally actively participate in the academic self-administration.

The professorship is funded by the programme for the promotion of young academics that has recently been approved by the German Federal Government and the Länder. The recruitment requirements and conditions of § 89 of the Thuringian Higher Education Act apply. The initial appointment to the junior professorship (W1) will be evaluated after three years and, if applicable, continued for another period of three years. A positive evaluation after six years results in the appointment to a lifetime W3 university professorship without a new announcement. For the evaluation and quality assurance criteria the applicant is referred to the website

Childcare facilities and relocation support are provided. Technische Universität Ilmenau is a member of the Dual Career Network Thuringia and provides information about employers in the Ilmenau-Erfurt-Jena region to support career wishes of the applicant’s spouse.

Applications including curriculum vitae, academic certificates, publication list and selected reprints, proof of teaching experience, a compilation of research projects as well as the research and teaching concept should be sent electronically by 29. February 2020 to the Dean of the Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences Technische Universität Ilmenau Prof. Dr. Thomas Böhme Postfach 10 05 65 98684 Ilmenau Email:

The University is internationally recognized in research and teaching in the fields of technology, mathematics and natural sciences, and business and media. The University emphasizes innovative teaching and interdisciplinarity. The University admits to Humboldt's educational ideals and pursues the vision of a cosmopolitan campus family.

Technische Universität Ilmenau holds the „TOTAL E-Quality“ award with commitment in promoting gender equality.

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Technische Universität Ilmenau offers a supportive and flexible working environment.

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