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Professors wanted in Delft

Our small department seeks to expand, and, for a change, a sucsessful candidate may be a theorist. The advertisment of the job openings is now official. I’ve spent quite some time today propagating the announcement via my network, before I understood that I can just blog it

Here it goes:

The Department of Quantum Nanoscience, part of the Kavli Institute of
Nanoscience at the Delft University of Technology opens 2 positions of


(assistant, associate or full)
in Quantum Nanoscience

The department

The department of Quantum Nanoscience, part of the Kavli Insitute of Nanoscience at the Delft
University of Technology seeks to advance the understanding of physical processes at the nanoscale,
with a focus on research for fundamental scientific and technological breakthroughs. Our approach is
based on quantum engineering, in which we develop innovative nanofabrication, innovative
measurement techniques and advanced theoretical models. Our ambition is to create an
interdisciplinary research environment, in which scientific staff and students explore, learn and teach.
With the Kavli Nanolab Delft the department is equipped with an excellent, state-of-the art

Job description

The department invites applications for two professors in Quantum Nanoscience. The candidates are
expected to be, or on their way to become, authorities in their own field of research, which preferably
complements and/or enriches the existing research programs in the department. Hiring is on the
basis of the excellence. The new faculty members are expected to establish and execute an
externally funded, research program. Teaching is primarily at the undergraduate and graduate level
in the Applied Physics curriculum. For the PhD level teaching is carried out in collaboration with the
University of Leiden through the Casimir Research School. External funding should be sought on the
(inter)national level and professors are encouraged and assisted to apply for competitive personal
research grants. Candidates are expected to have the organisational and managerial skills to interact
and cooperate effectively with other research institutes and organisations.


Candidates have an excellent track record in scientific research, as evident from papers in
international and peer-reviewed journals. Applicants are inspiring teachers with good communication
skills and interdisciplinary interests. Applicants hold a PhD degree in physics or a related discipline.
The Delft University of Technology is a bilingual organisation; an excellent command of English
(written and spoken) is essential. Learning the Dutch language upon arrival is encouraged.

Conditions of employment

Assistant candidates will be appointed on a tenure track with the prospect of a tenured position based
on a successful evaluation after 5 years. The Delft University of Technology strives to increase the
number of women in higher academic positions; women are therefore especially encouraged to apply.

Information and application

For more information about these positions, please contact the head of the Quantum Nanoscience
department, Professor H.S.J. van der Zant, To apply, please send a
detailed Curriculum Vitae along with a letter of application and an one-page research statement to
drs. M.P. Swarte, More information about the department can be found on

We will continue our search until the positions have been filled and no strict application deadline has
been set. The starting date is flexible but is expected to be in 2012.
Enquiries from agencies are not appreciated.

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