Associate Professor of Physics
Jacobs University Bremen

Associate Professor of Physics

Constructor University (formerly Jacobs University) is a private, state-accredited, English-language university in Bremen. We offer Bachelor, Master, and PhD programs in three schools: School of Science, School of Computer Science and Engineering, and School of Business, Social and Decision Sciences. Our principles are first-class teaching and research, international diversity, and transdisciplinary cooperation. According to the 2024 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings, Constructor University is among the top 25 percent out of more than 1900 universities worldwide and is ranked as the second most international university in the world. As an international university, we attract highly talented and open-minded students from all over the world. Currently, over 1,600 students from 110 nations live and study on our residential campus.


The university is currently driving an ambitious expansion of the School of Science. In this context, a new academic position at the Assistant/Associate Professor level (tenure-track) has been opened. Accordingly, Constructor University invites applications from interested candidates for the following position, to be filled ideally by September 2024: 


Assistant / Associate Professor of Physics in "Advanced Materials" (m/f/d) 


(full time; 38.5 hrs./week; tenure track) 


Your responsibilities:  


Youareexpectedtoestablish an internationallyleadingresearchgroup in an experimental areaof Physics with a strong focus on thedevelopment and characterizationofAdvanced Materials. In thiscontext, interdisciplinaryresearchisstronglyencouraged. 


The successfulcandidateisfurtherexpectedto support teaching in Physics (lecture and laboratorycourses) at theBSc, MSc, and PhD level, todevelop and implement innovative, pedagogicallysoundapproachesto online, hybrid and in-person teaching and learning, toadvisestudents on theirstudies, and tosupervise Bachelor, Masters’ and PhD theses and researchprojects. 


The universityishighly supportive ofjuniorfaculty, providingboth formal and informal mentoring, administrative support, aswellas a flexible budget for establishing an internationally visible researchgroup.Severalopportunitiesexisttodevelopmultidisciplinaryresearchprojects in collaborationwithotherresearchgroupsorourindustrialpartners, includingcollaborations in emergingfields such astheuseofartificialintelligence in thenaturalsciences. 


Your qualifications:  

  • PhD degree in thefieldof Condensed Matter Physics or Material Science. 

  • Strong publicationrecord 

  • Experience and success in teaching in thecontextof international and diverse environments 

  • Demonstrableinterest in innovative teaching and learningapproaches 

  • Experience in transferringresearchknowledgetosolvingproblems in engineering and science 

  • Responsible, self-motivatedpersonabletoworkindependently and as a partof a team 

  •  Excellent verbal and writtencommunicationskills 

  • Interculturalexperience and competence 

  • Fluency in English, thelanguageofinstruction and communication on campus 

  • Ideally, thesuccessfulcandidateshouldbeeligibletoapply for an ERC Starting Grant. 


What you can expect at Constructor University: 


Constructor University is dedicated to equal opportunity employment and invites applications from individuals of all backgrounds, irrespective of gender identity, gender expression, age, physical characteristics, disability, nationality, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, social and political affiliations, religion, family status, pregnancy, or sexual orientation. We are committed to ensuring fair treatment for all applicants and preventing any form of discrimination.


Constructor University actively encourages applications from women and minority groups. Particularly, we invite candidates with extensive international experience to apply, aiming to further enrich the diversity of our faculty. 

Constructor University consistently achieves top results in national and international university rankings. 


In the CHE Ranking, the most comprehensive and detailed ranking of the German-speaking higher education landscape, Constructor University has achieved top placements every year since its first participation in 2005. 

  • The result counts: trust working hours for work-life balance 

  • Possibility to work remotely 

  • Individual on-boarding, career- and development planning 

  • Company fitness program offers with EGYM Well Pass (former Qualitrain) 

  • Green campus with recreation areas, take the tour: 

  • Constructor University has extensive programs on sustainability and environmental sustainability 


Your application:   


For anyfurtherinformationregardingthisposition, pleasecontact Prof Susanne Illenberger (Dean), via mail ( 


Apply today - it's simple and uncomplicated. We look forward to getting to know you.Click on the Apply Button and proceed through the individual steps to complete your application.  


The deadline for submission of applications is 18.06.2024 (EOB). 


The review of applications will begin immediately. Please note that only applications submitted through the official application portal will be considered for recognition. 

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