at Nordita, Nordic insitute of theoretical physics. Closing Date: 2021-01-16.

Nordita, the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics, was founded in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1957. It moved to the AlbaNova University Center in Stockholm, Sweden, in 2007, where it is jointly hosted by KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Stockholm University. Research at Nordita covers a broad range of theoretical physics including astrophysics, biophysics, condensed matter physics, gravitation, cosmology and astroparticle physics, high-energy physics, and statistical physics/complex systems. The research activity of the local academic staff is supplemented by Nordita Scientific Programs, which bring together groups of leading experts to work on specific topics for extended periods. There is also ample opportunity for collaboration with faculty and research staff at local universities. Further information about Nordita can be found at

in conjunction with the ERC Synergy project on Hidden, Entangled and Resonating Orders.

Subject field
Theoretical condensed matter physics.

Subject description
We are seeking candidates for a Nordita Assistant professorship in Theoretical condensed matter physics. Qualified candidates in all areas will be considered. Particular synergies with the ongoing efforts in Dynamic and Correlated Quantum Matter and Machine learning and data informatics are encouraged ( Qualified candidates are expected to show a record of impactful research and potential to develop collaborative projects at Nordita.

The assistant professor will be given the opportunity to develop an independent research program. There may be opportunities to gain accreditation that allows the successful candidate to take other teaching positions with higher eligibility requirements.

It is of vital importance to Nordita to continually develop and renew its research areas. We aim to recruit people who can lead such development. Experience from other research environments is a clear asset. The assistant professor is expected to establish and develop research collaborations with research groups at SU and KTH and collaborating institutions in EU and US.  

A person is eligible for appointment if they have attained a Degree of Doctor or have the equivalent academic expertise. 

Grounds of assessment
Special importance is given to research expertise shown, for example, through publications. Special attention will be given to candiates who attained a Degree of Doctor or have acquired the equivalent expertise no more than seven years before the end of the application period. The applicant's ability to establish and develop collaborations both in research and education is of importance. Significant importance will also be given to skills in supervision and research community citizenship. This position may allow for opportunities to teach courses at hosting universities.

Additional information
The successful applicant will become an integral part of the Nordita faculty as a Nordita assistant professor. 

Disclaimer: In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment for a maximum of five years. Start date as per agreement.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.

Further information about the position can be obtained from professor, Alexander V. Balatsky,

For questions regarding the application process, please contact Head of Administration, Elizabeth Yang, telephone: +46 8 5537 84 73,

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64,, Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89,, and (SEKO).

Apply for the position at Stockholm University's recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

We would appreciate it if your application is written in English, since it is the working language.

Please include the following information with your application

  • Your contact details and personal data
  • Your highest degree
  • Your language skills
  • Contact details for 2–3 references

and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • Cover letter
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of publications
  • Research proposal (no more than 3 pages)
  • Copy of PhD diploma
  • Letters of recommendation (no more than 3 files)
  • Publications in support of your application (no more than 3 files).

The University’s rules of employment and instructions for applicants are available at: Instructions – Applicants.

You are welcome to apply!

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Closing date: 16/01/2021