Assistant Professor in Relativistic Astrophysics
University of Southern Denmark, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy

Assistant Professor in Relativistic Astrophysics


The Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy (FKF) at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU) in Odense invites applications for a position as assistant professor in Relativistic Astrophysics. The position is a three-year position. 

FKF has a strong physics programme with international leading researchers within Cosmology, Particle Physics, Mathematical Physics, Non-linear Quantum Optics and the Physics of Biological Systems. 

This assistant professor position will be associated with the Danish National Research Foundation's centre of excellence “Cosmology and Particle Physics Phenomenology, CP3” and will be part of the department's recently established education in Astronomy.

The successful candidate must have an MSc and PhD in Physics.

A proven peer-reviewed research record could for example be within (but not limited to):
• Gravitational waves
• Black holes
• Radiation
• Theoretical modelling

The candidate will be expected to contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching in the department’s study programme in Physics and Astronomy. This also includes supervision of dissertation projects for BSc and MSc students. Teaching experience is therefore expected. 

The position is to be filled by 1 January 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. Application deadline: 15 October 2019.

For further information please contact Head of Department Frants R. Lauritsen, e-mail:

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 curriculum vitae
• A full list of publications
• Copies of all publications on which the applicant wishes to be evaluated
• A brief survey of the applicant's most important research results and research plans for the next three years.

Shortlisting may be used in the assessment process.

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

Please note that applicants are expected to have completed their PhD.

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.

Further information for international applicants about entering and working in Denmark.

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