University Professorship (W3) „Quantum Materials“

Job description

We are looking for an outstanding experimental physicist in the field of quantum materials. Your expertise should include thermodynamic (e.g. calorimetry, dilatometry or magnetometry) and transport experiments under extreme conditions (high magnetic field, high pressure and low temperature) of strongly correlated or topological materials.

The professorship is embedded into the research and teaching activities of the Institute for Quantum Materials and Technologies (IQMT), the KIT Center MaTeLiS (Materials in Technical and Life Sciences) and the Department of Physics.

At IQMT you will take over the management of its Division ´New Quantum Materials´. You are expected to play an active role in coordinated research activities at KIT and to take on tasks in academic self-administration.

You will carry out research activities within the large scale research sector of KIT and university tasks with a teaching obligation of 2 hours per week per semester. You will participate in course and special lectures, seminars and other courses in the physics degree programs as well as in the supervision of Bachelor's, Master's and doctoral theses.

Personal qualification

A completed doctorate (PhD) in physics, outstanding internationally visible scientific achievements, as well as pedagogical aptitude are required.

Employment is subject to Art. 14, par. (2) of the KIT Act in conjunction with Art. 47 LHG Baden-Württemberg (Act of Baden-Württemberg on Universities and Colleges).

 we offer

Organizational unit

Division V - Physics and Mathematics, Institute for Quantum Materials and Technologies (IQMT), KIT Department of Physics

Starting date

zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt / as soon as possible

Contract duration


Application up to

May 12, 2024

Contact person in line-management

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Matthieu Le Tacon, E-Mail:


Please mail your application with the relevant documents (curriculum vitae, list of publications, diplomas/ certificates, teaching evaluations, description of previous and planned research, teaching activities and concepts, description of your own contributions in the above-mentioned areas, acquired third party funds), as a single PDF file to Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Division 5, Department of Physics, 76128 Karlsruhe, e-mail:


vacancy number: 1142/2024


We prefer to balance the number of employees (f/m/d). Therefore, we kindly ask female applicants to apply for this job.

Recognized severely disabled persons will be preferred if they are equally qualified.

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