Senior Academic Staff in Quantum Physics of Low-Dimensional Systems

University of Antwerp Faculty of Science

Department: Department of Physics
Regime Part-time

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The Department of Physics in the Faculty of Sciences has the following part-time (10%) vacancy:

senior academic staff in the field of quantum physics of low-dimensional systems

Position

As a member of the Senior Academic Staff (Dutch: Zelfstandig Academisch Personeel, ZAP), you will contribute to the University of Antwerp’s three core tasks: education, research and services. Your role may also include organisational and managerial aspects.

Education

  • You will provide high-quality education within the course Analytische Mechanica (6 credits, 60 hours).
  • You will play a role in developing activating, student-centred and competence-driven programme components and study programmes.
  • You will participate in daily management and supervision of students within the Condensed Matter Theory group.

Research

  • You will expand high-quality scientific research in the quantum physics of low-dimensional systems. You are a theoretical quantum physicist, specialised in nanosystems and functional materials.
  • You will acquire and manage national and international research funding.
  • You will publish in international journals and specialist literature.
  • You will develop an international scientific network.
  • You will supervise PhD students and postdoctoral researchers.

Services

  • You will play a role in the provision of both academic services and service to society, within the institution and externally.
  • 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.

Profile

  • You hold a PhD in Physics.
  • Your research qualities are in line with the faculty and university research policies.
  • Your teaching competences are in line with the University of Antwerp’s educational vision. You are motivated to develop your teaching skills further through the professionalisation opportunities available.
  • If you do not speak 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 programme component 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 through an integration trajectory and offers tailor-made language coaching in compliance with Flanders’ statutory language regulations.
  • You demonstrate leadership skills (or the potential to develop them) and organisational skills.
  • You act with attention to quality, integrity, creativity and cooperation.
  • 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.

What we offer

  • We offer a part-time appointment as a member of the Senior Academic Staff for a period of 1 year. Following a positive evaluation, the appointment can be renewed. The level of your appointment (assistant professor, associate professor, professor or full professor) is determined on the basis of your professional experience and academic qualifications.
  • Your gross monthly salary is calculated according to the pay scales for Senior Academic Staff (ZAP) and calculated proportionally on the basis of your employment percentage.         
  • You will receive ecocheques and a bicycle allowance or a full reimbursement of public transport costs for commuting.
  • The planned start date is 1 February 2023 or as soon as possible after that date.
  • You will do most of your work at Campus Groenenborger in a dynamic and stimulating working environment.
  • Find out more about working at the University of Antwerp here and discover all the other benefits.

Want to apply?

  • You can apply for this vacancy through the University of Antwerp’s online job application platform up to and including November 7th  2022 (by midnight Brussels time). Click on 'apply', complete the online application form and don’t forget to include the following documents: (1) your motivation letter, (2) the completed job application appendix for ZAP, (3) your academic CV.
  • The selection committee will review all of the applications as soon as possible after the application deadline. As soon as a decision has been made, we will inform you about the next steps in the selection procedure.
  • If you have any questions about the online application form, please check the frequently asked questions or send an email to jobs@uantwerpen.be. If you have any questions about the job itself, please contact prof. Milorad Milosevic (milorad.milosevic@uantwerpen.be tel. 03/2653662).

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