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Universitätsprofessur (m/w/d) der BesGr. W3 NBesO für Quantenoptik mit nicht-klassischen Materiezuständen

University Professorship (m/f/d) of Salary Scale W3 NBesO for Quantum Optics with Non-Classical States of Matter

As part of the Cluster of Excellence QuantumFrontiers at the QUEST Leibniz Research School in cooperation with the Faculty for Mathematics and Physics a University Professorship (m/f/d) of Salary Scale W3 NBesO for Quantum Optics with Non-Classical States of Matter is to be filled as of July, 2021.  

The experimental professorship "Quantum Optics with Non-Classical States of Matter" is to investigate the generation of non-classical atomic ensembles and to open up their application for precision measurements. The future application for atomic clocks and inertial atomic interferometers is in the foreground. Also desirable are contributions to the understanding of complex many-body quantum systems. An excellent complement to the research programme would also be the use of non-classical matter for studying gravity and its coupling to quantum mechanical states. The professorship should play a prominent role in the Cluster of Excellence QuantumFrontiers [1]. Active participation in existing and future coordinated research programmes of the faculty, such as the Collaborative Research Center 1227 "Designed Quantum States of Matter" [2], is desired. In teaching, the professorship is involved in the BSc/MSc physics, MSc optical technologies and BSc/MSc nanotechnology courses. The professorship is to contribute to the conception and development of a new physics master's program in the field of “Quantum Engineering”.

It is expected that the future holder of the position will teach selected courses in English and German.

General responsibilities and conditions of appointment apply, in accordance with the Lower Saxony Higher Education Act (Niedersächsisches Hochschulgesetz - NHG). Details will be provided upon request.

Part-time employment can be arranged upon request.

As an equal opportunities employer, Leibniz University Hannover has set itself the strategic aim of significantly increasing the proportion of women. Female scientists are therefore particularly encouraged to apply. Applications from abroad are especially welcome. Preference will be given to equally qualified candidates with disabilities.

In its mission statement, Leibniz University Hannover attaches great importance to the international orientation of teaching and research. At the same time, it places significant value on the intensive guidance and support of its students and on the university’s close ties to the region and to Lower Saxony. Its professors are thus expected to be based in the Hannover Region.

Successful candidates who have reached the age of fifty by the time of appointment and who do not already have civil servant status will generally be given an employment contract.

Please apply until 31.10.2020 exclusively via the appointment portal of Leibniz Universität Hannover at:

For further information please contact Prof. Dr. Piet O. Schmidt (phone: +49 511 762-17240,

In case you do not have a working internet access, please send your application to:

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover
QUEST Leibniz Forschungsschule
Prof. Piet Schmidt
Callinstraße 36
30167 Hannover

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