University of Southern Denmark, IMADA - Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

2377 21220Position ID: SDU-PROFQM [#21220, 22/67650]
Position Title: Professor Position in Quantum Mathematics
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Odense, 5230, Denmark [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Pure Mathematics with relations to quantum theory
Application Deadline: 2023/01/03 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/10/20, finished 2023/07/08, listed until 2023/01/04)
Position Description:    

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The Centre for Quantum Mathematics (QM) at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Southern Denmark (SDU) invites applications for a number of positions as professor in Quantum Mathematics with emphasis on pure mathematics with relations to quantum theory.

The targeted starting date of the position is 1 August 2023, or as soon as possible thereafter. Application deadline: 3 January 2023.

The QM centre is located at the Faculty of Science on the international campus in Odense, Denmark and it is hosting several large European, Danish and American grants including, the ERC-Synergy Grant “Recursive and Exact New Quantum Theory (ReNewQuantum)” with Corresponding PI and QM Director Professor Jørgen Ellegaard Andersen, the Simons Collaboration grant on “New Structures in Low-Dimensional Topology” with PI Jørgen Ellegaard Andersen, the VILLUM Investigator grant “Mathematics of the open topological string” led by Professor Vivek Shende and the VILLUM Young Investigator grant “New invariants in low­-dimensional topology via quantum field theory” led by Associate Professor Du Pei. 

The QM centre is newly established with the ambition to create a highly international and interdisciplinary group within a broad spectrum of pure mathematics and mathematical physics. Odense is a fast-growing international community with an open Scandinavian culture, affordable housing and living costs.

Job description
A successful candidate will drive internationally competitive research, collaborate with the world community in the field, and attract competitive external research funding. The candidates are expected to contribute significantly to QM's research and teaching environment, to provide outstanding education, supervise bachelor, master and PhD level students, as well as to contribute to the development of junior faculty research to high international standards.

The candidates will get the opportunity to shape this development together with the team and implement research-project ideas with national and international impact.

Topics of interest: Algebra, algebraic geometry, differential geometry, algebraic topology, complex geometry, quantum topology, geometric analysis, operator algebra, number theory and mathematical physics.

We offer
Our new colleagues will become part of an inspirational international research environment with excellent facilities and strong collaborations with a vast international network, research organizations and regulatory stakeholders. Our special emphasis is the mathematical foundations for quantum theory and we are committed to an ambitious build-up of top international scholars in the field of the mathematical foundations of quantum field theory and string theory and further in the mathematical foundations of quantum engineering. Given that current development of mathematical foundations of quantum theory draws from and needs a diverse deep understanding of all branches of pure mathematics, we offer a number of positions in all branches of pure mathematics at QM. We also offer the opportunity to shape our educational programmes to benefit from new developments in pedagogical approaches and content.

We expect
The candidates must possess research qualifications and teaching skills corresponding to those obtained after a successful completion of a period of employment as an associate professor or equivalent academic qualifications.

The candidates must have a PhD degree in pure mathematics or mathematical physics. The candidates must furthermore have a strong research track record in the field, evidence of excellent teaching at under-graduate and graduate level (e.g. teaching evaluations, awards, having completed pedagogical and super-vision courses), evidence of project/s participation with competitive research funding (at national and/or international level).

We are seeking highly motivated candidates who work and communicate well in an international team. The candidates must be able to carry out independent and rigorous work at top international level.

We are looking for candidates with experience and competences in several of the following items:

• Mentoring and coaching students in projects and theses.
• Ability to work in national and international projects.
• A relevant international network for research and collaboration activities.
• Experience in performing research management activities, editorial experience, planning and running conferences or workshops, etc.
• Experience in attracting and managing externally funded projects with multiple partners (e.g. EU projects).

Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of Danish is not a prerequisite for applying. The hired candidate will be offered Danish courses by the university. 

Contact information
Further information is available from the Head of the Centre, Jørgen Ellegaard Andersen (

Application, salary etc.
Appointment to the position will be in accordance with the salary agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Please check links for more information on salary and taxation.

The application must include the following:

  • A motivation letter.
  • A detailed curriculum vitae.
  • Certificates/diplomas (MSc and PhD) - Danish or English.
  • A full list of publications.
  • Ten scientific publications on which the applicant wishes to be evaluated.
  • A track record of obtained research funding.
  • A research plan for the next three years.
  • teaching portfolio.

Shortlisting may be used in the assessment process.
Shortlisted applicants will be assessed by an expert committee. Applicants will be informed of their assessment by the university. As part of the overall assessment, the applicant may be called for interview.

Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline will neither be considered nor evaluated.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Applications must be submitted electronically using the link "Apply online". Attached files must be in Adobe PDF or Word format. All pdf-files must be unlocked and allow binding and may not be password protected. In case you have more than one file per field you need to combine the pdf-files into a single file as each field handles only one file. Each box can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb. We strongly recommend that you read How to apply before you apply.

Since not all members of the appointment committee are Danish-speaking, it is recommended that your application is submitted in English.

Further information for international applicants about entering and working in Denmark.

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Contact: Jørgen Ellegaard ANDERSEN
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Centre for Quantum Mathematics
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
University of Southern Denmark
Campusvej 55
DK-5230 Odense
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