Chair (W2) of Emerging Electronic Technologies

Dresden (DE)
29 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
01 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

At the School of Science, Faculty of Physics, Institute of Applied Physics the position of a

Chair (W2) of Emerging Electronic Technologies

is to be filled as soon as possible. This chair is part of the Cluster of Excellence Center for Advancing Electronics Dresden (cfaed) to support and enhance the academic excellence of the cfaed.

The holder of the position shall be capable of representing the specified area with high dedication in research as well as in education. A challenging, future-oriented research program that covers both foundational issues and applications is expected that includes several of the following topics:

  • Research on novel materials and device concepts for electronics „beyond Moore“, pref-erentially on carbon-based materials such as organic semiconductors
  • Research on device concepts with particular emphasis on degradation mechanisms
  • Research on thin film semiconductors which combine organic and inorganic materials (e.g. perovskites), 
  • Characterisation of new materials, preferentially using highly sensitive optical methods

The teaching responsibilities include courses in the Faculty of Physics, especially in the Master Organic and Molecular Electronics, as well as the willingness to develop new teaching formats and (international) programs. The ability to conduct classes in English is expected. The duties also include participation in academic self-administration and academic boards of the Faculty of Physics and of TU Dresden. The successful candidate will be required to inspire our students as well as to conduct research that meets the highest standards of excellence contributing to the goals and visions of the cfaed and to shape the profile of the Faculty of Physics in a future-oriented way. The excellent scientist should agree with our philosophy to work interdisciplinary, to build new relationships within TU Dresden and with external institutions, to work in partner-ship with industry, and to systematically foster new talents.

Applicants must have a PhD in Physics or equivalent, a post-doctoral degree (“Habilitation”) or equivalent record of research and teaching experience, and extensive experience in acquiring third-party funding as well as project and group management. Experience in industrial research is beneficial. Special emphasis is put on high-quality international publications, strong international contacts, and independently acquired and successfully conducted research projects. 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 (Higher Education Act of the Free State of Saxony – SächsHSFG).

In case of questions please contact Mr. Prof. Dr. Karl Leo, phone +49 351 463-37533.

TU Dresden seeks to employ more female professors. Hence we particularly encourage women to apply. Applications from disabled candidates or those with additional support needs are very welcome. The University is a certified family-friendly university and offers a dual career service.
If you have any questions about these topics, please contact the Equal Opportunities Officer of the Faculty of Physics (Ms. Prof. Ellen Hieckmann, phone +49 351 463-36051) or the Representative of Employees with Disabilities (Ms. Birgit Kliemann, phone +49 351 463-33175).

Your application should include a comprehensive CV, a description of your research interests that emphasises achievements and future goals, a list of publications and third-party-funded projects, copies of the 5 most important publications, a summary of teaching activities, and copies of certificates. Complete applications (in English only) should be sent to TU Dresden, Bereich Mathematik und Naturwissenschaften, Dekan der Fakultät Physik, Herrn Prof. Dr. phil. nat. Roland Ketzmerick, 01062 Dresden, Germany and as electronic copy (merged into a single pdf file) via the TU Dresden SecureMail Portal by send-ing it to until 01.03.2018 (stamped arrival date of the university central mail service applies).

About cfaed 

cfaed is a cluster of excellence within the German Excellence Initiative. As a central academic unit of TU Dresden, it brings together 300 researchers from the university and 10 non-university research institutes in the areas of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Ma-terials Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Mathematics. cfaed addresses the advance-ment of electronic information processing systems through exploring new technologies which overcome the limits of today’s predominant CMOS technology.

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