Assistant Professor in Physics

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    University of Iceland
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
    02/05/2022 23:00 - Europe/Athens
    Iceland › Reykjavík


The Faculty of Physical Sciences in the School of Engineering and Natural Sciences at the University of Iceland seeks applicants to fill an assistant professor position in experimental physics within the Department of Physics.

The successful candidate is expected to develop an internationally recognized research program. The candidate will teach courses in physics, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and will advise graduate students. In particular, the candidate is expected to have an expertise in observational cosmology with emphasis on the cosmic microwave background. Undergraduate courses are generally taught in Icelandic and it is expected the candidate can teach in Icelandic within three years. The University of Iceland provides support to new faculty to attain proficiency in Icelandic.

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Eligibility criteria

The tentative starting date is September 1st 2022.

Applicants are required to submit the following documents with their application:

  1. Cover letter where it is stated how the applicant meets the qualification requirements
  2. Certificates of education
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. List of publications
  5. Report on scholarlywork and other work they carried out
  6. Outline of proposed research and teaching plan, if hired
  7. Contact Information for three referees willing to provide a reference

The applicant must list up to eight of their most important publications, in relation to this position. The applicant must include a copy of these publications along with the application or indicate where they can be accessed electronically. When multiple authors are listed on a publication, the applicant must include an account of their contribution to the publication. Applications and accompanying documents, which are not submitted in electronic form, must be sent in duplicate to the Division of Science and Innovation, University of Iceland, Main Building, Sæmundargata 2, 102 Reykjavik, Iceland.

The successful candidate will be hired for five years with the possibility of a permanent contract at the end of this period, cf. paragraph 3, Article 31 of the Regulation for the University of Iceland no. 569/2009.

Processing of applications, evaluation of applicants' competence and hiring shall be in accordance with the Act on Public Higher Education Institutions no. 85/2008 and the Regulation for the University of Iceland no. 569/2009.

All applications will be answered, and applicants will be informed about the appointment when a decision has been made. Applications are stored for six months after the application deadline.

Appointments to positions at the University of Iceland are made in consideration of the Equal Rights Policy of the University of Iceland.

The University of Iceland has a special Language Policy.

Offer Requirements


  • A Ph.D. degree in physics or a related field.
  • Academic teaching experience.
  • International publications and participation in international research projects.
  • Experience with obtaining research funding.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English.

The hiring process will focus on identifying candidates who are best suited to the circumstances and needs of the Department of Physics and the Faculty of Physical Sciences.

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
University of Iceland
Sæmundargata 6

EURAXESS offer ID: 763821


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