CEOS Endowed Chair (W2) of Electron Optics  

Dresden, Sachsen (DE)
Friday, 12 March 2021
End of advertisement period
Thursday, 15 April 2021
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

At TU Dresden, the Faculty of Physics, Institute of Solid State and Materials Physics and the Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden (IFW) seek to fill the

CEOS Endowed Chair (W2) of Electron Optics  

combined with the position of a

Senior Scientist  

at the Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden (IFW) 

in a joint appointment procedure at the earliest possible date.

The chair, which is financed by CEOS GmbH, focuses on experimental and theoretical electron optics and aims at developing instrumentation for novel  imaging and analytical methods for high-resolution electron microscopy. You will establish and lead a new research group in electron optics as a link between IFW Dresden and the Faculty of Physics of TU Dresden, in particular developing innovative methods for electron spectroscopy and imaging techniques in electron microscopy. We expect you to participate in national and international research networks, initiate major research projects, and maintain interdisciplinary collaborations within IFW and TU Dresden as well as with other non-university institutions within the alliance of DRESDEN-concept and with industry. You will contribute to the teaching of the Faculty of Physics, including giving courses in English. Your teaching obligation will amount to between two and four weekly academic hours per semester. Your duties will furthermore include active participation in self-administration and academic boards. 

We are seeking you as a person with outstanding scientific achievements in the field of appointment and with a respective experience in teaching. Acquaintance with materials science and with the corre¬sponding analytical methods at low temperatures and in situ is desirable. Besides an excellent scientific track record, you should also have a background as a group leader, work efficiently in a team and be able to plan strategically. To be eligible for the position, you need to have a doctorate in physics or a related discipline as well as a habilitation or habilitation-equivalent achievements in research and teaching. Applicants must fulfil the employment qualification requirements of § 58 of the Act on the Autonomy of Institutions of Higher Education in the Free State of Saxony (SächsHSFG).

If you have questions, please contact the Dean of the Faculty of Physics, Prof. Dr. Michael Kobel, phone +49 351 463-33378, e-mail

TU Dresden and IFW seek to employ more female professors. Hence, we particularly encourage women to apply. Applications from candidates with disabilities or those requiring additional support are very welcome. Both institutions are certified family-friendly organizations. TU Dresden offers a Dual Career Service. If you have any questions about these topics, please contact the Equal Opportunities Officer of the Faculty of Physics (Prof. Dr. Ellen Hieckmann, phone +49 351 463-36051) or of IFW (Dr. Anke Kirchner, phone +49 351 4659-405), or the Representative of Employees with Disabilities of TU Dresden (Mr. Roberto Lemmrich, phone +49 351 463-33175) or of IFW (Dr. Hartmut Siegel, phone +49 351 4659-507).

Please submit your application (including a description of your research concept, your CV, a list of publications and of third-party-funded projects acquired, a compilation of courses taught incl. the results of evaluations (preferably from the last three years) and a certified copy of the certificate of your highest academic degree) as a hard copy to TU Dresden, Dekan der Fakultät Physik, Herrn Prof. Dr. Michael Kobel, Helmholtzstr. 10, 01069 Dresden, Germany until April 15, 2021 (stamped arrival date of the university central mail service applies). Additionally, please send all documents as a single PDF file via the TU Dresden SecureMail Portal to Your  application documents will be made available to the responsible committees of TU Dresden and the IFW.   

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