Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Computational Physics, University of Fribourg, Switzerland

The Faculty of Science and Medicine of the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, and the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI), Switzerland, jointly invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Computational Physics in the Department of Physics, and in the Scientific Computing, Theory and Data Division of the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI).

The selected candidate must have an outstanding record of successful independent research in the field of light/matter interactions or non-equilibrium quantum dynamics. She/he is expected to build synergies with the Department of Physics in Fribourg and with the Paul Scherer Institute (PSI) and its various large-scale research facilities, in particular the Swiss Free Electron Laser. The candidate is expected to develop a vigorous, internationally recognized research program that is supported by a significant amount of external funding, and to lead the research activities of a group of graduate students/postgraduate researchers.

The future appointee is expected to participate in the teaching of theoretical physics courses in Fribourg (50% teaching load). The candidate should be able to teach in English as well as, at the Bachelor level, in one or both of the two official languages of the University, French or German (after an appropriate learning period, if necessary).

Hard copies of the following documents should be forwarded to the mailing address below:

1. a cover letter mentioning this position for which the candidate is applying (the opening is for a tenure-track professor in the field of “light/matter interactions or non-equilibrium quantum dynamics”)
2. a complete curriculum vitae, including a copy of the diploma of the highest degree attained (typically, PhD)
3. a complete list of publications (highlighting specifically the 5 most important contributions)
4. a detailed record of teaching experience
5. a record of past and present funding
6. a description of the research that the candidate intends to conduct at the University of Fribourg and at PSI (5 pages max)
7. the names and addresses (postal and e-mail) of three persons who could be contacted as referees

Prof. Gregor Rainer Dean of the Faculty of Science and Medicine University of Fribourg
MIS 09 – Rue de Rome 3

Please also send an electronic version of the application ("name.pdf", points 1) to 7) above) and PDF versions of the 5 most relevant publications ("name-papers.pdf") to the Faculty Administrator at the Dean's Office (franziska.schumacher@unifr.ch; CC: dean-scimed@unifr.ch) and specify as subject of the email “PROFESSOR POSITION IN light/matter interactions or non-equilibrium quantum dynamics”).

Deadline: the applications have to reach the Dean’s office before 15 January 2022.