Professorship (W3) in Theoretical Physics

Information on advertised professorships at the Department of Physics of the University of Stuttgart

University of Stuttgart
Faculty of Mathematics and Physics

Professorship (W3) in Theoretical Physics


Institute for Theoretical Physics | AT THE EARLIEST OPPORTUNITY

The University of Stuttgart is one of the leading technically oriented universities in Germany in one of Europe’s most vibrant high-tech and industrial areas. The university is a reliable employer, partner for technology transfer and is committed to the interdisciplinary integration of engineering, natural sciences, humanities, and social sciences based on the fundamentals of cutting-edge research at a disciplinary level.

The professorship will be hosted at the Institute of Theoretical Physics III and its duties include research and teaching in theoretical physics. Applicants should be able to teach the full syllabus in theoretical physics.

We are searching for a distinguished individual with high-ranking scientific publications, international visibility, and excellence in research and teaching. The applicants are expected to present an innovative research program in the field of quantum many-body systems, which fits into the existing research topics at the faculty. Possible research foci are analytical or numerical methods to solve strongly correlated quantum mechanical many-body systems, research on quantum gravity and quantum field theory and application onto quantum many-body systems, as well as the connection between quantum information and quantum many-body systems. The applicants should have demonstrated the ability to acquire third-party funding. We expect the collaboration with existing and future research cooperations; in particular with the Integrated Science and Technology Center (IQST) and the Center for Applied Quantum Technologies (ZAQuant).

For a qualitative assessment of your academic accomplishments, we kindly ask you to submit a short description of your three most important scientific achievements, which should be no longer than one page in total. Possible successes may include, for example, those in the fields of research, teaching, science and society, knowledge and technology transfer, inventions and patents, software development or spin-offs.

The requirements for employment listed in § 47 and § 50 Baden-Württemberg university law apply.

Written applications (including CV, PhD certificate, list of publications, teaching concept, research program, possible co-operations) should be sent in electronic form no later than June 1, 2022, to Prof. Dr. H. Giessen, Faculty 8, University of Stuttgart, Pfaffenwaldring 57, D-70569 Stuttgart,, preferably as a single PDF file. Additionally, we require the filled short application form which is available at: Here, we also provide a public key to encrypt your email. Please be aware of the risks regarding confidentiality and the integrity of your application contents when sending your application via unencrypted email. Please address any questions regarding the current appointment process to Prof. Dr. H. Giessen (

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The University of Stuttgart is an equal opportunity employer. Applications of women are strongly encouraged. Severely challenged persons will be given preference in case of equal qualifications.

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