Associate/Full Professor Optical Spectroscopy of Condensed Matter (1.0 fte)

University of Groningen

Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences

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Job description
The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has a vacancy for a Full or Associate Professor in Optical Spectroscopy of Condensed Matter in the Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials.
We offer a challenging position in a stimulating, diverse international research environment in a world-class academic institute with a multi-disciplinary research programme that encourages close collaborations between theoretical and experimental groups with different expertise. The Faculty has a wide range of international degree programmes and practically all courses are taught in English.

We are looking for an outstanding experimentalist, who is an enthousiastic teacher and performs internationally leading research in the development and application of optical/spectroscopic techniques for the study of the dynamics of a broad variety of materials. Possible research topics range from low-dimensional materials, nanostructured materials in relation to electromagnetic functionality, organic materials in relation to electron and energy transport, and biomaterials . Synergy with ongoing research programmes at the Zernike Institute (see the webpage for details: is an advantage. We will support the candidate with local state-of-the-art facilities, which are constantly being improved to strengthen our programme.
The successful candidate will be appointed as a fulltime, independent group leader.

We seek candidates with:
- a PhD degree and at least two years of postdoctoral experience abroad (industrial experience can partially compensate for this requirement)
- excellent research qualities, as evidenced by a publication record in international peer-reviewed journals and renowned conferences, and a relevant international network
- teaching and organizational experience appropriate to career stage
- experience with acquisition of external funding appropriate to career stage.

Who are:
- team players with good communications skills
- fluent in English
- willing to fulfil the requirements for the University Teaching Qualification
- willing to learn the Dutch language.

Conditions of employment
Contract length: 48 months.
The appointment of Associate Professor will be a tenured appointment. The gross monthly salary, dependent on qualifications and work experience, will be from € 4,712 up to a maximum of € 6,299 (salary scales 13/14, 2016 Dutch Universities) gross per month for a fulltime position. At the end of a 4-7-years period, an assessment for the promotion to full professor will take place. The appointment of Full Professor will be a tenured appointment. The gross monthly salary, dependent on qualifications and work experience, will be from € 5,219 up to a maximum of € 7,599 (salary scale H2) gross per month for a fulltime position. The salary will show an annual increase within the scale. In addition to the primary salary the University offers 8% holiday allowance and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%. The University of Groningen is an equal-opportunity employer and has adopted an active policy to increase the number of female scientists. Therefore, female candidates are especially encouraged to apply. The University of Groningen provides career services for partners of new faculty members moving to Groningen. Application You may apply for this position until 31 October / before 1 November 2016 Dutch local time by means of the application form (click on "Apply" below on the advertisement on the university website). The applications will be separately considered as soon as possible after the submission and the application form will remain active until the position is filled. Interested candidates are kindly asked to submit a letter of motivation, a curriculum vitae (including 5 references), a list of publications, a list of five self-selected "best papers" (no copies of the papers), a statement on teaching goals and experience, and a brief description of her/his scientific research plan (maximum: 3 pages). Please note: you can only upload 5 files so you have to merge all the requested documents up to 5 files. Response to this vacancy by employment agencies is not appreciated.
Maximum salary: 6299.

Additional information
For additional information, please contact:
Prof. T.T.M. Palstra, Scientific Director of the Zernike Institute
+31 50 3634843,

In your application, please always include the job opening ID 216234
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