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The Department of Physics intends to recruit an Associate Professor in computational physics with the focus on space plasma physics who can build up an independent profile in the field which will complement the research activities currently conducted in the existing space plasma physics group. The position is full-time with start on a mutually agreed date. The deadline for applications is 2023-02-09.
The candidate is expected to conduct research in space plasma physics at an internationally high level, actively seek research funding for the group, collaborate with postdoctoral fellows, and supervise doctoral students and undergraduate projects. Teaching of graduate and undergraduate courses in fundamental physics, as well as space science and space technology are included in the work tasks. The subject area comprises modelling and data analysis of plasma interactions with various solar system objects as well as objects in exoplanetary systems. High performance computing (HPC) with the latest technology will be recurring tasks, as well as studies, modeling and data analysis of plasma interactions with terrestrial objects (for example Mercury, Earth, Earth's moon, asteroids and Mars), outer planet moons and exoplanets.
According to Chapter 4, Section 4 of the Higher Education Ordinance, a person shall be qualified for appointment as Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor if he or she within an area has demonstrated educational expertise and holds a doctorate or has attained equivalent academic competence or other professional skills relevant with regard to the subject area of the appointment.
The PhD should relate to the subject area of plasma physics or space physics or another relevant degree where documented experience in plasma simulation technology, analysis of data from satellite- based instruments, space plasma instrumentation and plasma theory is a requirement. Documented experience of teaching at undergraduate and advanced level is a requirement. Very good English in both writing and speech is a requirement.
Scientific expertise shall be demonstrated through independent scientific productivity. The criteria for assessment are:
The pedagogical expertise for employment as associate professor should be demonstrated by documented experience of teaching with scientific foundation at university level. The criteria for evaluation are:
Teaching expertise should relate to the subject area of physics, such as basic physics and plasma physics. The competence can be obtained through training in teaching and learning in higher education, other education of relevance to teaching within the university and/or documented, proven experience of teaching within the university. Documented approved pedagogical courses for university teachers are meritorious.
Administrative expertise shall refer to the ability to develop and lead activities and staff at the university, the ability to create collaboration between the university and industry, and to inform about research and development work.
The ability to collaborate with the surrounding society shall be assessed based on the applicant's documented experience of collaboration with the business community and other actors.
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When you apply, we ask you to answer questions in Varbi. These questions replace a cover letter from you. The application should preferably be written in English, and include the following items:
Applications should be made via e-recruitment system Varbi and be received no later than 2023-02-09.