together unique

Junior Professorship (W1) for “Theoretical Particle Physics”

Organizational unit

Division V - Physics and Mathematics, Institute for Theoretical Physics (ITP), KIT Department of Physics

Job description

The junior professorship is embedded in the research and teaching activities of the Institute for Theoretical Physics (ITP) and the Department of Physics. The junior professor will work in the field of collider physics, precision calculations, computer algebra, or modern methods for the calculation of scattering amplitudes. The successful applicant is expected to participate in the Collaborative Research Center “Particle Physics Phenomenology after the Higgs Discovery (P3H)”. They are expected to contribute to teaching in the field of theoretical physics (BSc/MSc) and to supervise students and doctoral researchers.

KIT provides an excellent environment for research in experimental and theoretical particle physics. The Institute for Theoretical Physics is part of the KIT Center for Elementary Particle and Astroparticle Physics KCETA. KIT hosts the graduate school for particle and astroparticle physics KSETA which provides training for graduate students. The Collaborative Research Center P3H offers opportunities for close collaboration with the Universities RWTH Aachen, Heidelberg and Siegen.

The appointment is for six years. During the third year an evaluation takes place. The evaluation criteria follow the "Quality Assurance Concept for Junior Professorships and Tenure-Track Professorships at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)“. Important aspects are visible contributions to the research field, successful teaching proven by evaluations, supervision of students and doctoral researchers, and contributions to securing third-party funding. You will perform university tasks with a teaching obligation of 6 semester hours per week if you have been evaluated positively, otherwise 4 semester hours per week.

Starting date

zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt / as soon as possible

Personal qualification

You have a completed PhD in physics, have an outstanding, internationally visible scientific record in the field of particle physics phenomenology with a focus on computational particle physics, and an aptitude for pedagogy. You combine a collaborative working style with strong communication skills.

Please note the prerequisites for employment according to § 14 (2) of the KIT Act in conjunction with § 51 LHG Baden-Württemberg (Act of Baden-Württemberg on Universities and Colleges), as well as the quality assurance concept for junior professorships and tenure-track professorships at Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT).

Contract duration

limited to six years

Application up to

October 15, 2023

Contact person in line-management

For further information, please contact the chairperson of the appointment committee, Prof. Dr. Torben Ferber, e-mail:


Applications with the usual documents (curriculum vitae, description of previous teaching activities and acquired third-party funding (if applicable), research plan, and list of publications) should be sent in electronic form as one PDF document to:

Division V,

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT),

76128 Karlsruhe,


vacancy number: 2229/2023

We prefer to balance the number of employees (f/m/d). Therefore, we kindly ask female applicants to apply for this job.

Recognized severely disabled persons will be preferred if they are equally qualified.

The processing of personal data by the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is carried out according to the Privacy Policy.

As a family-friendly university, KIT offers part-time employment, leaves of absence, a dual-career service and coaching to support the work-life balance.