Professor of Semiconductor Physics.

In accordance with § 94 Sec. 2 subpara. 1 of the Austrian Universities Act, the Division of Semiconductor Physics at the Johannes Kepler University Linz announces a faculty opening for a University Professor for Solid State Physics

The Division of Semiconductor Physics at the Johannes Kepler University Linz invites applications for a permanent professorship position under private law for a Professor of Semiconductor Physics to begin immediately. The appointment is accordance with § 98 of the Austrian Universities Act. An evaluation will be conducted after a five-year period.

The position requires expertise to represent the area of Semiconductor Physics in research and teaching as well as acquiring external funding. The area of Semiconductor Physics is represented at the JKU by the Division of Semiconductor Physics at the Institute of Semiconductor and Solid State Physics. The institute has a wide range of equipment to fabricate samples as well as to characterize their structural, optical, electrical, and magnetic properties. In addition, the institute has access to a cleanroom to be complemented with a new cleanroom by the end of 2019 for lithography, nanostructuring, and fabrication of prototype devices.

The successful candidate is expected to conduct and pursue outstanding high-quality and internationally visible research as well as take part in the organization, efficient use and expansion of the new cleanroom. The research activities of the new professor should synergetically strengthen those at the Institute of Semiconductor Physics and Solid State Physics. Predominant research activities shall include systems with potential applications in the field of quantum technologies and/or photonics based on inorganic epitaxial semiconductors. Examples include optically-controlled spins in quantum dots, in color centers/defects or in 2D semiconductors, integrated photonic systems and hybrid combinations of quantum systems.

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Univ. Prof. Dr. Andreas Ney
+43 (0)732 2468 9642
Univ. Prof. Dr. Armando Rastelli
+43 (0)732 2468 9601

terms of employment

permanent position
(§ 98 UG)

application deadline

January 30, 2019

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The successful candidate will be expected to develop a research strategy designed to collaborate on an interdisciplinary platform with working groups at the Faculty of Engineering & Natural Sciences as well as with research groups in Austria and abroad.

Applicants for the position must have a venia docendi (habilitation degree) or a comparable post-doctorate qualification in the academic field. The successful candidate is expected to actively contribute to research and curricula at the JKU as well as independently carry out administrative tasks in support of institute management.

See the job profile in the info box on the right for a detailed description of the position. If you have any questions about the position, please contact Univ. Prof. Dr. Andreas Ney (, +43 (0)732 2468 9642) and Univ. Prof. Dr. Armando Rastelli (; +43 (0)732 2468 9601).

A salary above the minimum amount as stated in the collective agreement will be voluntarily offered. Depending on the current position (present salary), the annual gross salary will be between € 80,000 and € 100,000 (minimum salary as stated in the collective agreement plus voluntary additional payments).

The Johannes Kepler University wishes to increase the proportion of academic female faculty and, for this reason, especially welcomes applications by qualified women. If applicants are equally qualified, a woman will be given preference for this position. The university welcomes applications from qualified applicants who have physical disabilities. These applications will be given special consideration.

Prospective applicants interested in the position are requested to electronically send a complete application in adherence to the stated criteria in the job profile, together with the requested documentation (application form, current CV) to the Rector of the Johannes Kepler University Linz ( by January 30, 2019. If documents cannot be sent electronically, they are to be sent in quintuplet copy and should arrive at the Rector’s office no later than one week after the end of the application deadline.