21. december 2021

Professor in Theoretical Astrophysics

Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics and Magnetohydrodynamics:

The Niels Bohr Institute (nbi.ku.dk) at the University of Copenhagen announces the availability of a Professorship in Theoretical Astrophysics with particular emphasis on fundamental aspects of astrophysical fluid dynamics and magnetohydrodynamics.

Niels Bohr Institute

We are particularly seeking a candidate that has demonstrated the ability to work on fundamental problems across different areas of theoretical astrophysics including discs around compact objects, gas and dust dynamics in protoplanetary disks, and transport processes in the intergalactic medium.

The ideal candidate must be able to continue expanding Theoretical Astrophysics at the Niels Bohr Institute to boost all activities across black hole accretion, black hole binaries in gaseous media, and tidal disruption events.

The successful candidate must be an outstanding scientist who has already had significant international impact on research and who has demonstrated:

  1. the talent and vision to define an independent research program
  2. the scientific maturity to establish an independent research group
  3. the ability to attract significant external funding in open competition at national and international levels, and
  4. demonstrate successful experience in research-based teaching, including examination work, and in supervision of students. Besides teaching and supervision, other duties include the applicant’s own research, development of the field, assessment tasks, grant applications, and research management such as supervision and training of research fellows and other staff.  

Applicants are required to have university level teaching experience, documented teaching competencies and must be able to explain and reflect upon own teaching practice and portfolio. Formal pedagogical training or supervision equivalent to the University of Copenhagen teacher-training programme is required. Applicants the professor level are expected to have a strong track record of independent course development and strategic improvement of educational programs.

The successful candidate will be an accomplished supervisor at all levels, ideally with a history of successful career development with students and young researchers.

Current faculty at The Niels Bohr Institute is active in broad areas of theoretical physics including Astrophysics (including Planetary Sciences and Cosmology); Biophysics and Biocomplexity; Geophysics (including Ice, Climate, and Earth Sciences); High Energy and Astro-particle Physics; and Quantum Physics (including condensed matter, atomic, molecular, and optical). For more information about current research at the institute visit https://www.nbi.ku.dk/english/research.

Further information on the Department is linked at https://science.ku.dk/english/about-the-faculty/organisation/departments/ Inquiries about the position can be made to Prof. Jan W. Thomsen, Director of the Niels Bohr Institute, or Assoc. Prof. Joachim Mathiesen, Deputy Head of Research.

The position is open from 1 July 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The deadline for applications is January 9, 2022, 23:59 GMT +1.

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