Date 10/24/13

Vacancy Reference:   75 / SC 040 / 2014 (to be quoted in any correspondence)

The Université catholique de Louvain invites applications for a tenure track position full-time in the field of
Photophysics: Light-Matter Interaction

The successful candidate will carry out research in experimental physics on laser-matter interactions, in the field of ultrashort laser pulses, quantum information or fundamental metrology. As an example, particular interest could be paid to the real-time investigation of dynamics of electron clouds in quantum systems such as atoms, molecules and clusters, et more generally, to the study of ultrashort pulses with systems of increasing complexity. Potential applications in physics, chemistry and biology will be emphasized to promote networking within the Institute of Condensed Matter and Nanosciences, and more generally, with the other research institutes of the College of Sciences and Technologies. The successful candidate will benefit from, and also be involved in the management of the LAS&O platform. 

The successful candidate will have teaching assignments in the School of Physics of the Faculty of Sciences for general courses as well as courses of the Master degree with the orientation in Light-Atoms-Molecules.
The successful candidate will have teaching assignments in the above-mentioned field(s) within the various degree programmes organised by the Faculty.
Further information: 
Professor Jan Govaerts, dean SC –

Professor Xavier Gonze, research director IMCN  –

Secteur des sciences et technologies
Faculté des sciences
Institute of Condensed Matter and Nanosciences
General conditions
Tasks: The applicant will:

  • be responsible for teaching courses at all study levels (i.e. undergraduate and postgraduate), as well as in programmes of continuing education;
  • supervise the final diploma research (i.e. theses) of undergraduate and graduate students, as well as PhD theses;
  • be involved in (and/or supervise, promote) research programmes;
  • contribute to the international visibility of the University through teaching and research excellence;
  • contribute to activities of the University with a societal impact in the fields of the economy, socio-cultural changes or cooperation with developing countries.

Qualifications: the applicant must have

  • a PhD degree in science (physics-related)
  • a significant scientific record with international publications;
  • either studied abroad for an extensive period or have had substantial experience outside the UCL;
  • experience in and the aptitude for teaching at university level;
  • the capacity to work within a team of teachers and to integrate research findings into teaching;
  • creativity and must be open to pedagogic innovation and interdisciplinarity;
  • the capacities required to undertake academic research at a high level and to advise, or lead, a research team;
  • a  good knowledge of both spoken and written French and English. If this is not the case, the applicant should accept to learn French and/or English in order to be able to teach in French and English within 2 years. Fluency in other languages is an additional advantage.

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