Professor in Theoretical Fundamental Physics

Updated: 27 days ago
Deadline: 24 Jul 2022

The Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy at the University of Southern Denmark invites applicants for a position as full professor within fundamental theoretical physics. Application deadline: 24 July 2022.

The Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy  is one of four departments at the Faculty of Science, SDU, located in Odense. The physics section is focused on basic research within the areas of fundamental physics, biophysics, and computational physics. The section is part of a broader SDU physics research environment across several faculties.

The ambition of the department is to carry out world-class research in fundamental theoretical physics. The applicant should expand and complement our current activities in, and at the interface of, gravity and particle physics. Thus, we are seeking to appoint a professor who is internationally known and recognized within theoretical fundamental physics. The ideal candidate leads an innovative and independent research programme, with broad or even interdisciplinary research scope, at the interface of gravity and particle physics, for instance in quantum gravity and its phenomenology or in astroparticle physics with connections to gravity.

To strengthen the position of theoretical physics at SDU, we are seeking to appoint a professor who will play an active and leading role in international and/or national collaborative projects and thereby strengthen SDU's visibility.

The department is responsible for educations in physics, chemistry, and pharmacy. The ambition of the department is to significantly strengthen the physics education, in particular in fundamental physics at the master level. We therefore expect that the applicant is an inspiring mentor for students and junior researchers as well as an engaged teacher and science communicator.

The candidate must have a proven ability to publish at an internationally high level, a track record of attracting significant research funding and the potential to attract significant research funding within the Danish funding landscape. The ideal candidate should be an active member of the academic community, as evidenced through a track record of relevant activities and services.

Requirements and qualifications

  • PhD degree or Doctor of Science in physics.
  • Teaching experience at all levels within fundamental physics and related areas.
  • Experience in obtaining external funding.
  • Service to the research community.
  • Significant experience in leading successful teams of researchers.

For further information please contact Head of Department Lars Porskjær Christensen at lpc@sdu.dk . 

Application, salary etc.
Appointment to the position will be in accordance with the salary agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Please check links for more information on salary  and taxation .

Applications will be assessed by an expert committee. Applicants will be informed of their assessment by the university.

The application must include the following:

  • A motivation letter.
  • A curriculum vitae.
  • A full list of publications.
  • Ten scientific publications on which the applicant wishes to be evaluated.
  • A track record of obtained research funding.
  • A research plan for the next three years.
  • A teaching portfolio .


Shortlisting may be used in the assessment process.

Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline will neither be considered nor evaluated.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Applications must be submitted electronically using the link "Apply online". Attached files must be in Adobe PDF or Word format. Each box can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb. We strongly recommend that you read How to apply before you apply.

Since not all members of the appointment committee are Danish-speaking, it is recommended that your application is submitted in English.

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