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Associate or Full Professorship (Chair) in Experimental Astroparticle Physics

University of Zurich
Zurich, Switzerland
Closing date
30 Jan 2022
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The Faculty of Science at the University of Zurich invites applications for the

Associate or Full Professorship (Chair) in Experimental Astroparticle Physics

We are seeking candidates in the field of gravitational wave physics and its applications to multi-messenger astronomy. The successful candidate is expected to develop and implement a vision for the long-term involvement of the Department of Physics of the University of Zurich (UZH) in the LISA gravitational wave detector project, thereby assuming a leadership role in its physics exploitation.

UZH provides generous research support, including dedicated funds for personnel, running expenses and competitive start-up packages. Additionally, the successful applicant is expected to acquire external research funding. Zurich’s scientific environment encompasses a rich spectrum of diverse activities in astroparticle physics and neighbouring fields. The newly established UZH Space Hub offers a unique framework for inter- and transdisciplinary initiatives related to space science.

The employment conditions for this position follow UZH's legal regulations including part-time options ( UZH is an equal-opportunities employer, and the Faculty of Science in particular strives to increase the percentage of women in leading positions ( Therefore, qualified female researchers are particularly encouraged to apply. Care-time interruptions are considered during the evaluation of applicants of all genders.

The open-minded and family-friendly city of Zurich combines the vibrant cultural scene in a modern European city with the convenient accessibility to its beautiful natural surroundings.

Applicants are kindly invited to submit their applications, which should include:

  • a dated curriculum vitae, including teaching and supervisory track-record; and a list of acquired research funding, including role and amount awarded
  • a description of their especially relevant research outputs (at most five outputs, 1 page)  
  • a research plan describing their mid-term scientific strategy and expected impact (maximum 2 pages)
  • a teaching reflection on their educational values, tools and methods, and their potential contribution to the curriculum development at UZH (1 page)
  • a description of their track-record and/or planned measures towards diversity, equality, and inclusion (1 page)
  • a list of publications and other research outputs a copy of their PhD certificate

The evaluation processes at UZH and its Faculty of Science follow the DORA recommendations for assessing research quality and impact. Applicants are thus asked to refrain from referring to non-personal measures such as impact factors.

For further information
please contact Prof. Dr. Thomas Gehrmann (

Please upload your application to by January 30th 2022.


The University of Zurich is one of the leading research universities in Europe and offers the widest range of degree programs in Switzerland.

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