Four-Year Assistant Professorship in Topological Aspect of Quantum Matter

Four-Year Assistant Professorship in Topological Aspect of Quantum Matter

The Niels Bohr International Academy at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen invites applications for a position of Assistant Professor in Topological Aspect of Quantum Matter.

We seek a condensed matter physicist with extensive experience in the intersection between high energy physics and condensed matter physics theory, and special emphasis on the topological aspects of quantum field theory/quantum matter. In particular, the candidate should have a proven track record on research on phenomena related to generalized global symmetries and anomalies in quantum field theory and their applications to condensed matter systems.

The candidate should hold a PhD in physics and at least 3 years of postdoctoral experience. The candidate should also have demonstrated a capability to mentor students and lead independent research.

Duration for this position: 4 years.

The position is open from 1 September 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Further information about the Niels Bohr International Academy can be found at

Inquiries about the position can be made to the NBIA Administrator Gosia Dekempe (

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Terms of employment
The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.
Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

The application should be written in English. The application must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Research plan – description of current and future research plans
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate reprints of 3 particularly relevant papers

The deadline for applications is Wednesday 31 May 2023 at 23:59 GMT +2.

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.

You can read about the recruitment process at


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Application deadline: 31-05-2023
Employment start: 01-09-2023
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: Niels Bohr Institutet

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