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Full Professorship (W3) in Theoretical Physics

Heidelberg University is offering a Full Professorship (W3) in Theoretical Physics

  • Closing date: 16 May 2021
  • Germany | Heidelberg University
  • Date posted: 01 Apr 2021
  • Job type: Academic: faculty
  • Disciplines: Quantum science & technology  | Astronomy, cosmology & space science 

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Heidelberg University invites applications for a Full Professorship (W3) in Theoretical Physics.

Candidates (f/m/d) should have a leading international research profile in the broader area of quantum field theory/cosmology (succession Christ of Wetterich). They should contribute to our understanding of fundamental physical law by applying and developing modern theoretical methods. The candidates‘ research should have connections to and complement the work of established groups at our Theory Institute and Physics Department. Teaching Theoretical Physics at all levels is a central part of this position.

Prerequisites for application are a university degree, a doctoral degree and (in accordance with Article 47, Paragraph 2 of the Higher Education Law of the Federal State of Baden-Württemberg) a habilitation, a successfully evaluated junior professorship, or equivalent qualifications.

Applications should include a CV, a statement of research interests, a brief description of future research plans, a list of publications and a summary of teaching experience. They should be sent electronically (single PDF) only. All materials must be received no later than 16 May 2021 at Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Dekan der Fakultät für Physik und Astronomie, Prof. Dr. Tilman Plehn, Im Neuenheimer Feld 226, D-69120 Heidelberg, e-mail:

We ask for your understanding that application documents received will not be returned.

Heidelberg University stands for equal opportunities and diversity. Qualified female candidates are especially invited to apply. Disabled persons will be given preference if they are equally qualified. Information on the application process and the collection of personal data is available at


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