Assistant Professor D-IAS 2017, Theoretical or Mathematical Physics

The Danish Institute for Advanced Study seeks outstanding candidates to fill several positions at the assistant professor level in the research areas of interest for the centre.

The position is sponsored by, and located at, the University of Southern Denmark in Odense and starts in the autumn of 2017.

The appointment is for four years with the possibility for a subsequent two years of employment as associate professor.

Theoretical or Mathematical Physics
Faculty of Science, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy / Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

The successful candidate is expected to work on ground-breaking research in the areas of theoretical physics and/or mathematics that aim to increase our understanding of the fundamental physical laws and their mathematical underpinning. The university houses the internationally leading Centre for Cosmology and Particle Physics Phenomenology (CP³-Origins) with research groups in quantum field theory on and off the lattice, particle and astro-particle physics, cosmology, and high performance computing, with strong ties to the mathematic research groups. Applicants must have a PhD in physics or mathematics.

For further information please contact Professor Francesco Sannino (Chair), telephone +45 2135 6088 or e-mail:

The successful candidate will have a strong international profile, a strong record of research publications, and have demonstrated exceptional potential to excel in scientific research.

We expect the applicants to actively engage in the development of the research unit as well as contribute positively to Danish IAS as a whole.

Danish IAS
The Danish IAS at SDU is a research centre that aims to inspire ground-breaking ideas through the meeting of minds across the sciences and humanities. The Danish IAS engages leading academics through its visitor programme, weekly talks, monthly lectures, and quarterly colloquia. There will be a strong focus on talent development of young researchers who work on game-changing ideas. Eminent academics are appointed as chairs, and in that capacity form the backbone of the Danish IAS as they catalyze activities within their field.

For further information please contact Co-Director Francesco Sannino at, Co-Director Thorbjørn Knudsen at or
Centre Administrator Charlotte Gøbel at