3113 - Mathematical Physics (1 EFT)

  The Universite catholique de Louvain is looking for a full-time specialist (100%) in
Mathematical Physics

The successful candidate, holder of a PhD degree in theoretical physics and having a solid knowledge of mathematics as well, will carry out research in mathematical physics of an international standard, integrating the activities of the research Centre in Geometry, Physics and Probability while strengthening the overall cohesion of the Institute of Research in Mathematics and Physics. The relevant fields of research include, out of equilibrium statistical physics and critical phenomena, renormalization group applications and the approach towards phase transitions, conformal field theories and stochastic processes, nonlinear dynamical systems and their quantization, noncommutative geometry and nonperturbative approaches related to the quantum dynamics of systems and fields.

The successful candidate will have teaching assignments in the School of Physics for general courses as well as for courses in mathematical physics and statistical physics.

The successful candidate will have teaching assignments in the above-mentioned field within the various degree programmes organised by the Faculty.


Further information:

Professor Jan Govaerts – jan.govaerts@uclouvain.be - Tel. : +32 (0)10 47 9028 - Secr. : +32 (0)10 47 8679
Professor Jean-Marc Gérard – jean-marc.gerard@uclouvain.be – Tel. :+32-(0)10 47 2712 – Secr. : +32 (0)10 47 3281

Localisation:   Secteur des Sciences et Technologies (SST)
Faculté des Sciences (SC)
Institut de recherche en mathématique et physique (IRMP)


Vacancy reference :   3113 / SC 001 / IRMP / 2013  (to be quoted in any correspondence)


How to apply ?
Composition of the application file

General conditions

Tasks :  The applicant will :

  • be responsible for teaching courses at the three study levels (i.e. undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate), as well as in programmes of continuing education;
  • supervise the final diploma work (i.e. master thesis) of undergraduate 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 will have :

  • a PhD degree in Science (Physics), or equivalent qualifications;
  • a significant scientific record proved by international publications;
  • either studied abroad for an extensive period or had substantial experience outside UCL;
  • experience in and aptitude for teaching at university level;
  • the capacity to work within a team of teachers and to integrate research findings in their courses;
  • 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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