Temporary Academic Staff in Quantum Physics of Low-Dimensional Systems

University of Antwerp


Temporary academic staff, Quantum physics of low-dimensional systems - 2019ZAPFWETEX357

The Faculty of Science is seeking to fill the following part-time (10%) vacancy in the Department of Physics

Temporary academic staff in the area of quantum physics of low-dimensional systems

Job description

  • You will be assigned lecturing duties within Physics of low-dimensional systems course (6 credits, 60 hours).
  • You will expand the scientific research in the area of quantum physics of low-dimensional systems. You are a theoretical physicist, specialised in quantum physics of nanosystems, quantum theory of many body systems (solid state systems and/or quantum fluids) and computational (materials) physics (electronic band structures, atomistic methods, including HPC parallelisation strategies to study large systems).
  • You will acquire and manage external funding (national and international).
  • You will offer scientific services: among others you will take part in the activities of CoE NanoLab, organization of scientific meetings at UA, FWO-WOG networking.
  • You will participate in daily management and supervision of students within Condensed Matter Theory group.

Profile and requirements

  • You hold a doctorate degree (PhD) in physics.
  • The focus in your teaching corresponds to the educational vision of the university.
  • Your academic qualities comply with the requirements stipulated in the university’s policy.
  • You have leadership skills (or the potential to develop them).
  • You are quality-oriented, conscientious, creative and cooperative.
  • If you do not master Dutch, the administrative language of the university, you should be willing to obtain a CEFR B2 level of proficiency in Dutch. As soon as you take on teaching duties as a course unit coordinator, you should be able to demonstrate a CEFR C1 level of proficiency in the language of instruction. The University of Antwerp supports international staff members on an integration trajectory and offers tailor-made language coaching in compliance with Flanders’ statutory language regulations.
  • You are eligible to acquire FWO and BOF research funding from the moment of appointment.
  • Experience in supervising Ba-, Ma- and PhD-students and in acquiring external funding is an asset.

We offer

  • a part-time position as a lecturer (or higher, depending on academic qualifications and professional experience) for a period not exceeding 1 year. The appointment is renewable after positive evaluation;
  • the date of appointment will be at the earliest April 1st, 2020;
  • a full time gross monthly salary for a lecturer ranging from € 4.255,06 till € 6.272,13 and for a senior lecturer from € 4.872,61 till € 7.654,80;
  • a dynamic and stimulating work environment.

How to apply?

  • Applications may only be submitted online, until the closing date 2 February 2020.
  • A pre-selection will be made from amongst the submitted applications. The remainder of the selection procedure is specific to the position and will be determined by the selection panel.
  • More information about the application form can be obtained from vacatures@uantwerpen.be.
  • For questions about the profile and the description of duties, please contact Prof. Milorad Milosevic (milorad.milosevic@uantwerpen.be, tel. 03/2653662).

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