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Professor of Semiconductor Physics

JKU Linz announces a faculty opening for a university professor for semiconductor physics

  • Closing date: 31 Mar 2021
  • Austria | Johannes Kepler University Linz
  • Date posted: 10 Feb 2021
  • Job type: Academic: faculty
  • Disciplines: Electronics & semiconductors  | Quantum science & technology 

In accordance with § 94 Sec. 2 subpara. 1 of the Austrian Universities Act, the Division of Semiconductor Physics at the Johannes Kepler University Linz announces a faculty opening for a university professor for semiconductor physics

The Division of Semiconductor Physics at the Johannes Kepler University Linz invites applications for a permanent professorship position under private law for a professor of semiconductor physics to begin immediately. The appointment is accordance with § 98 of the Austrian Universities Act. An evaluation will be conducted after a five-year period.

The successful candidate is expected to conduct and pursue outstanding high-quality and internationally visible research as well as to play a central role in the organization, efficient use and expansion of the new clean room.

The research activities of the new professor should synergistically strengthen those at the Institute of Semiconductor Physics and Solid State Physics. Predominant research activities shall include systems with potential applications in the field of quantum technologies and/or photonics based on inorganic semiconductors.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop a research strategy designed to collaborate on an interdisciplinary platform with working groups at the Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences as well as with research groups in Austria and abroad.

Applicants for the position must have a venia docendi (habilitation degree) or comparable post-doctorate qualifications in the academic field. The successful candidate is expected to actively contribute to research and curricula at the JKU as well as independently carry out administrative tasks in support of institute management. Please see: for a detailed description of the position.

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Univ. Prof. Dr. Andreas Ney, P +43 732 2468 9642, E-mail:, and Univ. Prof. Dr. Armando Rastelli, P +43 732 2468 9601. E-mail:

A salary above the minimum amount (which is currently € 74,503.80 before taxes) as stated in the collective agreement will be voluntarily offered.

The Johannes Kepler University wishes to increase the proportion of academic female faculty and, for this reason, especially welcomes applications by qualified women. If applicants are equally qualified, a woman will be given preference for this position. The university welcomes applications from qualified applicants who have physical disabilities. These applications will be given special consideration.

Prospective applicants are asked to submit their application in adherence to the criteria stated in the job profile including all requested documentation (CV, application form etc), in electronic form via e-mail to the rector of the Johannes Kepler University Linz: by 31 March 2021. If the documents cannot be sent electronically, five copies are to be sent by postal mail and should arrive at the rector’s office no later than one week after the end of the application deadline.


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