TU Wien

University Professor on the field of "Theoretical High Energy Physics" - Faculty for Physics

2024-09-12 (Europe/Vienna)
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TU Wien (Vienna) is Austria's largest research and educational institution in the field of technology and natural sciences.

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TU Wien is Austria's largest institution of research and higher education in the fields of technology and natural sciences. With over 26,000 students and more than 4000 scientists, research, teaching, and learning dedicated to the advancement of science and technology have been conducted here for more than 200 years, guided by the motto "Technology for People". As a driver of innovation, TU Wien fosters close collaboration with business and industry and contributes to the prosperity of society.

At the Faculty of Physics at TU Wien, the position of a University Professor in the field of Theoretical High Energy Physics with permanent (full-time) contractual employment is to be filled as of October 2025. This is a professorship regulated by § 98 of the 2002 Universities Act (UG). The position as professor for Theoretical High Energy Physics has been allocated in TU Wien's development plan to the following TU Focal Area(s) of Research: [Quantum Physics & Quantum Technologies]. The Institute for Theoretical Physics at TU Wien is searching for outstanding candidates to fill a tenured University Professorship in Theoretical High Energy Physics, for example in the field of the gauge/gravity duality.


The applicant’s trend-setting scientific profile shall complement and expand on-going research activities in theoretical high energy physics at TU Wien. We expect the successful candidate to be an international leader in theoretical high energy physics with excellent embedding into the global research community, the proven ability to lead an independent research team, and a demonstrated ability to acquire third-party funding. The professorship is located at the Institute for Theoretical Physics at TU Wien. We anticipate a close collaboration with groups working at the Institute, as well as at the faculty of Physics or other faculties of TU Wien. Synergies with the institutes of the Academy of Sciences (HEPHY, SMI, IQOQI) and the experiments they are involved in are encouraged. We expect the applicant to be strongly motivated and well qualified to substantially contribute to the teaching (in English and in German) of the bachelor and master curricula of TU Wien and to participate in the academic management of the institute and faculty.

Your profile:

  • Completed PhD in the field under consideration
  • Outstanding publication record in internationally recognized academic journals
  • Teaching qualification (venia docendi) or an equivalent academic qualification
  • Pedagogic and didactic qualification for academic teaching of Physics, in English and German (in case the candidate does not yet possess sufficient knowledge of German, we expect a commitment to acquire German skills at a level suitable for teaching, for participation in the management of the institute and faculty as well as in governing bodies of the university)
  • Experience in the supervision of research projects of students and Postdocs
  • International research experience relevant to the field of specialization and international visibility
  • Experience in the acquisition, completion and management of research projects
  • Ability and willingness to manage a research group
  • Competence and experience in the professional promotion of young scientists
  • On-site presence is expected

We offer:

  • Excellent working conditions in an attractive research environment
  • Strong network of research in high energy physics in Vienna (TU Wien, University of Vienna, Erwin Schrödinger Institute, Academy Institutes)
  • Attractive compensation and further benefits (see also: Fringe-Benefit Catalogue of TU Wien)
  • Financial support of research activities in the first years (e.g. equipment endowment/ start-up funds)
  • Support in moving to Vienna
  • Dual career advice offers partners and families of the university professors appointed to TU Wien various support opportunities tailored to their individual situation
  • An employee-friendly environment in a city with an extraordinary high quality of life

Classification in the pay grade A1 of the collective bargaining agreement for employees of universities and a minimum salary of EUR 89,075.00 gross annual is provided for. Furthermore, on top of the employee benefit fund, a company pension scheme will be set up for employees, depending on the duration of their employment, with the result that personnel benefits will increase. A higher salary depending on qualifications and experience is subject of appointment negotiations as well as detailed information about benefits. General information can be found at the following links:

Applications in English must include at least the following documents:

  • A detailed curriculum vitae (complete with professional and academic background)
  • A short motivation letter
  • A presentation of previous academic activities including a survey of research and development projects carried out and of funding/grants raised (volume, duration, funding body etc), a list of patents, editorial and expert work, organized conferences and prices etc. as well as a list of lecturing and teaching activities evidenced by a list of the university courses held so far, a list of supervised scientific works of students and a list of invited lectures
  • A list of publications (including a link to a unique research identifier like INSPIRE HEP or ORCID") and links to the three most important publications
  • A research and teaching concept with considerations on the future positioning and further development of the field
  • Relevant certificates and official letters should be uploaded under the category: +add more documents
  • A data fact sheet should be uploaded under the category: +add more documents

We look forward to receiving your complete application documents until September 12th, 2024.

TU Wien is committed to increasing the proportion of women in particular in leadership positions. Female applicants are explicitly encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to women when equally qualified, unless reasons specific to a male applicant tilt the balance in his favour. People with special needs are equally encouraged to apply. In case of any questions, please contact the confidant for disabled persons at the university, Mr. Gerhard Neustätter.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us Application Management: Phone: +43 (1) 588 01 406201 Carmen Keck, Information of the application process Faculty for Physics: Phone: +43 (1) 58801 13723 Dean Andrei Pimenov Phone: +43 (1) 58801 20010 Dean´s Office Stefan Kornher Professors appointment service: Information about the current status of the procedure

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University Professor on the field of "Theoretical High Energy Physics" - Faculty for Physics
Karlsplatz 13 Wien, Österrike
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2024-09-12 23:59 (Europe/Vienna)
2024-09-12 23:59 (CET)
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