(211-0207/20-2E) Fixed term Associate Professor in Quantum Photonics

Fixed term associate professor in Quantum Photonics
Niels Bohr Institute
Faculty of Science

University of Copenhagen

We announce a 4 year fixed term appointment as associate professor to take a leading role in fabrication and characterization of quantum photonic devices. Special focus will be on developing new single-photon devices based on the deterministic interfacing of single quantum dots to photonic nanostructures. The ability to work with industrial partners will be an asset.

The position will be part of the experimental quantum photonics group headed by Prof. Peter Lodahl (http://wwww.quantum-photonics.dk) within the Center for Hybrid Quantum Networks (Hy-Q, https://hy-q.nbi.ku.dk).

In the quantum photonics group we specialize in developing photonic nanostructures in order to tailor light-matter interaction. The developed hardware is employed for quantum-information processing applications towards a quantum internet.  

 The Center for Hybrid Quantum Networks, Hy-Q is a 6 year major research initiative aiming at creating a quantum internet by exploiting quantum dots and opto-mechanical systems. The center is a collaboration between the quantum photonics group and the groups of Prof. Anders S. Sørensen (www.tqo.dk) and Prof. Albert Schliesser (www.nbi.dk/~aschlies/research.html). In total the center employs approximately 50 scientists working on quantum networks.

Applicants are required to have university level teaching experience, documented teaching competencies and must be able to explain and reflect upon own teaching practice and portfolio. Formal pedagogical training or supervision equivalent to the University of Copenhagen teacher training programme for assistant professors is required.

Duties include the applicant’s own research, development of the field, assessment tasks, grant applications, and research management such as supervision and training of research fellows and other staff. The successful applicant must also teach, supervise, prepare and participate in examinations, and fulfill other tasks requested by the Department.

Assessment of applicants will primarily consider their level of documented, original scientific production at an international level, including contributions to developments in their field, as well as their documented teaching qualifications. Managerial and out-reach qualifications of applicants including ability to attract external funding will also be considered.

Inquiries about the position can be made to Prof. Peter Lodahl, lodahl@nbi.dk, phone: (+45)20565303

The position is open from 1 October 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

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

Terms of employment
The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.

Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

Commencing salary is currently up to DKK 477.721 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 81.690). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

The application including all attachments must be in English and submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include

  • Curriculum vitae including information about external funding
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Research plan – description of current and future research plans
  • Description and documentation of teaching experience and qualifications according to university guidelines
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate reprints of 5 particularly relevant papers

The deadline for applications is 26 April 2020, 23:59 GMT +2.

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.

You can read about the recruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

Interviews/trial lectures will be held on 31 August 2020.

Please refer to the following no. in future communication in this case: 211-0207/20-2E.


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Ansøgningsfrist: 26-04-2020
Ansættelsesdato: 01-10-2020
Arbejdstid: Fuldtid
Afdeling/Sted: Niels Bohr Institute

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