1.  The UP department of physics and astronomy has announced the opening of a tenure-track junior professorship (W1) in theoretical astrophysics. The department is closely connected with other research institutes in the area, such as the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (IAP), the Deutsches Elektronen Synchrotron (DESY), and the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute, AEI). With the establishment of this junior professorship, the UP specifically intends to strengthen its ties with the AEI, which is located within walking distance from the UP. In particular, the announcement says: "The UP department of physics and astronomy is particularly interested in strengthening its cooperation with the AEI, for which (among others) the topics of gravitational-wave astronomy, compact objects, supernovas and cosmology are particularly suited."
    Please do not be discouraged by the statement that "the sum total of years spent in doctoral work and employment should not be more than six” —As also written in the announcement, the Ministry of Science, Research and Culture is currently working on an amendment. According to this amendment, the time spent in a scholarly position as one’s main profession may not exceed six years between the last examination event (i.e., PhD defense) and an application for a junior professorship with tenure track. Moreover time can be added if applicant has been on maternal/paternal leave.
    The application deadline is 8/31, more information can be found here:
  2. The faculty of science invites applications for an open-topic tenure-track associate professorship (W2). The faculty of science comprises the institutes of: biology and biochemistry, chemistry, geo- and environmental sciences, nutritional science, geography, computer science, mathematics, and physics and astronomy.
    The application deadline is 9/15, more information can be found here: