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The Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Physics, Geography invites applications for a

W2 Professorship in Materials Science

with a focus on Energy Materials and High-Performance Materials

as of the earliest possible date. Reference is made to 67 Para. 5 and 6 Hessian Higher Education Act (HessHG) and to the conditions of employment based on 68 HessHG. Proficient knowledge of German is expected.

The professorship is established as part of the Heisenberg program of the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft DFG). A prerequisite for the establishment of the professorship and for the call is that a funding application submitted by the future position holder (m/f/d) to the DFG is accepted for inclusion in the Heisenberg program. After a positive funding decision, the appointment is initially made on a temporary basis for a period of three years, provided that the requirements under civil law are met. After a positive evaluation, the professorship will subsequently be transformed into a permanent W2 professorship with the same functional description.


You have a proven track record of successful research in experimental condensed matter physics with a focus on electrical transport. Your research includes both electronic and ionic transport phenomena at the borderline of physical chemistry and solid state physics. You have the ability to develop a productive and strong externally funded research program. Furthermore, you will strengthen collaborative research in the area of potential Material and Energy (Focus: Storage Materials) of Justus Liebig University Giessen (JLU) and in the campus research focus Material, Molecule and Energy of the Research Campus of Central Hessen (FCMH).

The professorship should participate in the Center for Materials Research (ZfM) and contribute to research activities of the interdisciplinary Giessen Center for Electrochemical Materials Research Energy Materials and their Interfaces (GC-ElMaR). In this context, a contribution to the operation of large-scale research facilities is expected, which are also accessible for other researchers via the concept of method platforms established at the ZfM. Specifically, the professorship is expected to be responsible for the methodological competences for electric and magneto transport in physics.

In teaching, you will be involved in the B.Sc. and M.Sc. study programs in which the teaching unit of Physics is involved. The focus is on teaching in the consecutive B.Sc./M.Sc. study program Materials Science and its further development as well as experimental physics lectures in the minor subject education. A corresponding didactic aptitude is required. Participation in the activities in the double-degree programs with international partners and the Giessen Graduate Center for Natural Sciences and Psychology (GGN) is expected as well as participation in the self-administration and joint activities of the faculty and the ZfM.

An integration of gender aspects into teaching is explicitly desired.


A university degree and an outstanding, relevant doctorate are required. Relevant experience abroad, e.g. through a post-doc phase or long-term research stays, as well as additional academic achievements (for example proven by a positively evaluated junior professorship, by a habilitation, or by relevant peer-reviewed publications) in the field of experimental condensed matter physics are also required.

Your research focuses are on electronic and ionic transport phenomena at various length scales in condensed matter, especially in solids, and are compatible to research initiatives of the faculty, the ZfM, and the FCMH.

You should also have successfully acquired independent external funding as well as activities to promote young scientists.

Experience in academic teaching of the B.Sc. and M.Sc. study programs in physics, materials science, and minors is required.

In case the candidate exceeds the basic age limit of 50 years, a civil servant appointment under 66 Para. 3 sentences 2 and 3 Hessian Higher Education Act (HessHG) in conjunction with 11 Hessian Career Regulation (HLVO) requires a specific functional interest.

The JLU aims to employ more women in academic research. We therefore particularly encourage female candidates to apply. JLU also pursues the goal at faculty leadership level of increased competence in dealing with gender and family-related issues. JLU is regarded as a family-friendly university. Applicants with children are very welcome. Applications from disabled people of equal aptitude will be given preference.

We strongly recommend candidates to refer to our fact sheet on application procedures. Please send your application with the required documents via online form to the First Vice President of Justus Liebig University Giessen by December 7th, 2023, quoting the reference number 7-26/23.

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