W 3-Professorship for Experimental Solid State Physics (m/f/d)


Civil service of life


as soon as possible




Full time 


W 3 LBesG



The University of Kaiserslautern-Landau (RPTU) is the technical university of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate with over 20,000 students, more than 300 professorships and around 160 degree programs. As a place of top international research, it offers excellent working conditions and career opportunities. Those who study, research or work at RPTU experience a cosmopolitan environment and shape the future.

Your tasks include: 

We are looking for an internationally recognized personality to represent experimental physics in research and teaching at the RPTU Kaiserslautern-Landau in Kaiserslautern. Compatible and complementary research areas as well as the ability to cooperate within the department are expected. Possible focal points are ultrafast phenomena on surfaces and/or 2D materials, ultrafast spin dynamics, atomic and femtosecond spectroscopy on solids.

The Department of Physics is centrally involved in the Collaborative Research Centers SFB/TRR173 (Spin+X), SFB/TRR185 (OSCAR) and the State Research Center OPTIMAS. The willingness and ability to participate in coordinated research programs at the location are expected.

The development of new concepts for coordinated research projects is desired.

Courses should be offered and held in the degree programs of the Department of Physics. In addition to appropriate academic qualifications, applicants are expected to have special didactic skills and experience in teaching.

Your profile:

Additional requirements are a completed degree in natural sciences, a doctorate, above-average publication achievements, successful acquisition of third-party funding and scientific activity after the doctorate, which is proven by habilitation or habilitation-equivalent achievements.

The state of Rhineland-Palatinate and RPTU advocate a supervision concept in which a high level of presence of teaching staff at the university location is expected. In addition to the general employment requirements, the employment requirements set out in Section 49 of the Rhineland-Palatinate Higher Education Act apply.

RPTU stands for the diversity of all employees. We welcome applications from all interested parties, regardless of their ethnic and social origin, age, religion, gender, disability and sexual orientation or identity. Severely disabled persons and persons with equivalent status will be given preference if they are suitably qualified and suitable (please enclose proof of severe disability/equal status with your application).

RPTU strives to increase the proportion of women in areas in which women are underrepresented. Applications from female and male scientists from abroad are expressly encouraged.

Your application:

We look forward to receiving your detailed application by September 8th 2024 at the latest. Please submit your application via the “Online Application” button below or via our application portal (

Contact persons in the department are Mr. Prof. Dr. Mathias Weiler (, phone +49 631 205 4099) and Ms. Prof. Dr. Bärbel Rethfeld (, +49 631 205 2385).

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