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Associate Professor in Semiconductor Synthesis 876235

The Department of Physics and Astronomy ( invites applications for an independent position at the Associate Professor or tenure-track level in experimental semiconductor physics. The Department specifically wants to strengthen its activity within the field of semiconductor synthesis. The applicant should be able to set up an original research program, which can complement and interact with the existing activities in experimental semiconductor physics. The position is open from 1. May, 2017.

The department provides local access to a number of synthesis methods including MBE for group-IV elements and GaN, PECVD with a 3-chamber cluster system for the synthesis of amorphous and microcrystalline Si-based solar cells, rf-magnetron sputtering, and to an extensive number of structural/electrical/optical characterization methods including clean room facilities. A number of experimental semiconductor activities are already on-going, e.g. within synthesis of amorphous/microcrystalline Si-based solar cells, high efficiency Si-based solar cells with plasmonically enhanced up-conversion, MBE growth of GaN on (111)-Si, MBE synthesis of embedded nanocrystals in crystalline silicon and their characterization. The successful candidate is expected to present an independent research program.

Applicants must have a strong record of original scientific research at the highest international level. They must document dynamic leadership and talent for supervision of young researchers. The ability to promote collaborative research and to attract external funding are additional favorable qualifications. At the Associate Professor level, excellent teaching qualifications will be required. Applicants must document their experience with University teaching in physics, including the supervision of MSc and PhD students.

Applicants for tenure-track positions are expected to have a PhD and research experience corresponding to a couple of years as postdoc or similar. Applicants must document a promising record of original research and an aptitude for teaching.

About the Tenure Track Program: Aarhus University offers talented scientists an attractive career perspective via the Tenure Track Program. Highly qualified candidates are appointed as Assistant Professors for a period of 6 years with the prospect of a performance-based advancement to a tenured position as Associate Professor. As part of the Aarhus University Tenure Track Program, the University carries out a mid-term evaluation to review the progress of the tenure track candidate, according to the same criteria used in the final tenure review. If the final review is positive, the candidate will be offered a tenured position as Associate Professor at Aarhus University.

Applicants for associate professor positions are expected to have research experience from several years as assistant professor or similar. Applicants must document a strong record of original research and have teaching experience at undergraduate/graduate level.

Applicants for associate professor positions are expected to meet the criteria listed in:

Applicants are asked to specify which of the two types of positions they wish to apply for.

For more information please contact Head of Department Lars Henrik Andersen,
Application procedure
Short-listing is used. This means that after the deadline for applications and with the assistance from the assessment committee chairman, and the appointment committee if necessary, the head of department selects the candidates to be evaluated. All applicants will be notified whether or not their applications have been sent to an expert assessment committee for evaluation. The selected applicants will be informed about the composition of the committee, and each applicant is given the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that concerns him/her self. Once the recruitment process is completed a final letter of rejection is sent to the deselected applicants, including the main considerations emphasized during the selection process.
Formalities and salary range
Science and Technology refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities under the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.
The application must be in English and include a curriculum vitae, degree certificate, a complete list of publications, a statement of future research plans and information about research activities, teaching portfolio and verified information on previous teaching experience (if any). Guidelines for applicants can be found here.
Appointment shall be in accordance with the collective labour agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities. (in Danish).
Salary depends on seniority as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Confederation of Professional Associations.

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background.

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