Chair of Nanoscale Quantum Materials

Dresden, Sachsen (DE)
09 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
05 May 2023
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Full Time

Technische Universität Dresden (TUD), as a University of Excellence, is one of the leading and most dynamic research institutions in the country. Founded in 1828, today it is a globally oriented, regionally anchored top university as it focuses on the grand challenges of the 21st century. lt develops innovative solutions for the world's most pressing issues. In research and academic programs, the university unites the natural and engineering sciences with the humanities, social sciences and medicine. This wide range of disciplines is a special feature, facilitating interdisciplinarity and transfer of science to society. As a modern employer, it offers attractive working conditions to all employees in teaching, research, technology and administration. The goal is to promote and develop their individual abilities while empowering everyone to reach their full potential. TUD embodies a university culture that is characterized by cosmopolitanism, mutual appreciation, thriving innovation and active participation. For TUD diversity is an essential feature and a quality criterion of an excellent university. Accordingly, we welcome all applicants who would like to commit themselves, their achievements and productivity to the success of the whole institution.

At the Faculty of Physics, the Institute of Solid-State and Materials Physics (IFM), for the Cluster of Excellence ct.qmat invites applications for the

Chair (W3) of Nanoscale Quantum Materials

to be filled as of April 1, 2024.

We are looking for a scientist able to comprehensively represent the field of “Experimental Condensed Matter Physics’’ in research and teaching. Your research should focus on the field of nanoscale quantum materials. The chair is embedded into the Cluster of Excellence ct.qmat, in which phenomena, materials, and applications of topological physics are studied. If you can actively contribute to strengthening this modern research area with a long-term perspective, e.g. via design, preparation, and investigation of quantum materials in form of thin films, hybrid or hetero-structures, lateral nanostructures, or 2D materials, you fulfil a central criterion for being appointed. In addition to active research within ct.qmat, your participation in other collaborative research activities is explicitly desired. There is the possibility for close cooperation with the International Max Planck Research School for Chemistry and Physics of Quantum Materials (IMPRS-CPQM). We expect you to fulfil teaching duties within the Faculty of Physics with commitment. Your duties furthermore include participation in self-administration.

To be eligible for the position, you (m/f/x) need to have a doctorate in physics or a related discipline as well as a habilitation or habilitation-equivalent achievements in research and teaching. We furthermore expect you to be familiar with acquiring third-party funding and to be experienced in project and group management. We place special emphasis on top-class publications, strong international contacts, as well as independently acquired and successfully conducted research projects. You should be able to give courses in both German and English. Immediate proficiency in German is not a prerequisite, but we expect you to acquire sufficient language skills within a reasonable period of time to conduct teaching and administrative tasks in German. 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).

For further questions, please contact the head of the appointment committee, Prof. Dr. Jochen Geck, phone +49 351 463-37589, email

TU Dresden strives to employ more women in academia and research. We therefore expressly encourage women to apply. The University is a certified family-friendly university and offers a Dual Career Service. We welcome applications from candidates with disabilities. If multiple candidates prove to be equally qualified, those with disabilities or with equivalent status pursuant to the German Social Code IX (SGB IX) will receive priority for employment. If you have any questions about these topics, please contact the Equal Opportunities Officer of the Faculty of Physics (Ms. Magdalena Micoloi, phone +49 351 463-37807) or the Representative of Employees with Disabilities (Mr. Roberto Lemmrich, phone +49 351 463-33175).

Please submit your application (including a comprehensive CV, a description of your research interests emphasising achievements and future goals, a list of publications and of third-party-funded projects acquired, a compilation of courses taught incl. the results of evaluations, preferably of the last three years, and a copy of the certificate of your highest academic degree) as hard copy to TU Dresden, Dekan der Fakultät Physik, Herrn Prof. Dr. Carsten Timm, Helmholtzstr. 10, 01069 Dresden, Germany until May 5, 2023 (stamped arrival date of the university central mail service applies) or as a single PDF file via the TU Dresden SecureMail Portal to

About ct.qmat
The Cluster of Excellence „Complexity and Topology in Quantum Matter“ is a joint project of Technische Universität Dresden and Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, funded through the Excellence Strategy of the German Government since January 2019. ct.qmat unites 300 scientists of both universities and five non-university research institutes from the areas of physics, chemistry, and materials science. ct.qmat’s basic research aims to understand, design, and control solid-state-based topological systems.

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