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University Professorship (m/f/d) in Optics & Photonics


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Leibniz Universität Hannover
Dezernat 2 - Personal und Recht - 21.23 -
Research Field
Physics » Optics
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Leading Researcher (R4)
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Offer Description

We strive for universality, diversity and interdisciplinarity. With more than 30,000 students, three Clusters of Excellence, 5,000 members of staff, over 150 institutes and an outstanding infrastructure, Leibniz University Hannover offers an innovative environment for top-level education and research in a comprehensive range of subjects.

The Faculty of Mathematics and Physics and the Leibniz Research School of Optics and Photonics invites applications for the following position of Salary Scale W3 NBesO starting as soon as possible: University Professorship (m/f/d) in Optics & Photonics

The Position

  • is affiliated with the Institute of Photonics and associated with the Leibniz Research School of Optics and Photonics and the Cluster of Excellence PhoenixD.
  • covers the important area of technical optics - in particular fiber optics and/or integrated optics, bridging basic and applied research areas. In particular, it deals with the realization of active optical and quantum optical systems as well as photonic networks and circuits.
  • is responsible for the operation of the Core Unit "Fiber Production" with preform manufacturing and drawing tower and develops or establishes its use.
  • integrates into the research programmatic of the research building OPTICUM on the new optics campus in Hannover-Marienwerder, which is currently being planned.

Your Profile

  • Internationally visible research profile with relevant publications in the field of technical optics as well as fiber optics.
  • Experience in leading scientific teams
  • Willingness to engage in interdisciplinary collaborations within Leibniz University and beyond. Experience in coordinated, interdisciplinary programs such as clusters of excellence, collaborative research centers, research groups, or graduate schools.
  • Commitment to teaching in English for the Physics and Optical Technologies and Quantum Engineering programs. To integrate current research results into advanced teaching and to train students in new and emerging areas at an internationally leading level.

What we can offer you

LUH offers excellent working conditions in a vibrant scientific community combined with an exceptional standard of living in a modern city surrounded by nature. In addition, LUH provides numerous opportunities for further education and training as well as many services to support families. The Dual Career Service at LUH is aimed at the partners of newly-appointed professors and provides support with career perspectives in Hannover and the surrounding region. As a central point of contact for international researchers, the Welcome Centre provides information on non-academic queries concerning your stay in Hannover.

General duties and employment requirements are specified in the Lower Saxony Higher Education Act (NHG). For detailed information on employment requirements, please contact the Appointment Matters department.

Leibniz University Hannover promotes equal opportunities, diversity and a balance between work and family life (Equal Opportunities Office). For this reason, female researchers are particularly encouraged to apply. Furthermore, we welcome applications from international researchers. Preference will be given to equally-qualified applicants with disabilities (Representative for employees with disabilities). Upon request, part-time employment is possible.

Candidates aged 50 or over at the intended time of appointment who do not already have civil servant status in Germany will be employed as regular members of staff.

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Uwe Morgner (Phone: +49 511 762-2452, Email:

Please submit your application by February 28th, 2023 exclusivelyvia the appointment portal of Leibniz University Hannover at:  

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Research Field
Physics » Optics
Education Level
PhD or equivalent

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Faculty of Mathematics and Physics and Leibniz Research School of Optics and Photonics
Lower Saxony
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