The Departments of Mathematics/Computer Sciences and Physics/Astronomy of Heidelberg University invite applications for a tenured Professorship (W3) in Mathematical Physics. This professorship has been established within the framework of the German Excellence Initiative, and it is to play a major role in connecting research in the two departments.
Applicants should have made important, internationally recognized contributions to mathematical physics. All subfields of mathematical physics will be considered. Special attention will be given to candidates who can demonstrate their ability to enhance and complement the existing ties between mathematics and physics at Heidelberg University, for instance, in mathematical aspects of string theory or of complex physical systems.
The new professor will be a member of the Department of Mathematics/Computer Science or the Department of Physics/Astronomy depending on his/her profile and preferences, and will be co-opted to the respective other department. The successful candidate is expected to be able to teach in German after some initial period on all levels in his/her department and to contribute specialized courses aimed at students of both departments.
Prerequisites for application are a university degree and (in accordance with Article 47, paragraph 2 of the Higher Education Law of the state of Baden-Württemberg) a Habilitation, a successfully evaluated junior professorship or equivalent qualifications.
The faculty intends to increase the number of women in teaching and research; women are therefore explicitly invited to apply. Handicapped persons with the same qualifications will be given preference.
Applications (hardcopy and electronic) with curriculum vitae, description of scientific interests, list of publications (no reprints), and record of teaching activities should be submitted until May 17, 2013, to Dekan der Fakultät für Mathematik und Informatik, Universität Heidelberg, Im Neuenheimer Feld 288, D-69120 Heidelberg, Germany, and in electronic form (preferably as ONE PDF file) to dekanat@mathi. uni-heidelberg.de. Applications should include an exposé, which describes concepts for interdiciplinary cooperation and a research plan.