Tenure-Track Positions in Astrophysics, Cosmology and Gravitation

Job Summary

Tenure and Tenure-track Faculty Positions
Universidade de Lisboa
Number of Positions Available
Work Arrangement

Job Description

The Department of Physics at Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) welcomes Expressions of Interest (EOI) from researchers of all branches of Physics (both theoretical and experimental) keen on establishing international scientific careers and creating dynamic research groups at IST. As a top-tier institution in Portugal and Europe, IST offers an excellent research environment with outstanding students, making it an ideal place for cutting-edge research.

This call aims to identify lines of research with significant growth potential for the Department of Physics. Based on the results, we will initiate international calls (Public Notice) to recruit Tenure-Track Professors within the coming year. Preference will be given to proposals at the Assistant Professor level.

We welcome researchers with excellent CVs, demonstrated scientific leadership, and a strong scientific track record to apply.   

Contact Instructions:

To apply, please email a single PDF document to [email protected] with the subject "EOI: [Name of the Researcher]." The document should include the following items and must be addressed to Prof. Ilídio Lopes, President of the Department of Physics:

  1. A one-page motivation letter (explicitly indicating the scientific area).
  2. A curriculum vitae with the list of publications.
  3. A description of your three most important achievements and up to five relevant publications from the last five years, detailing your contributions (max two pages).
  4. A concise future research and teaching statement (max two pages).
  5. Contact information (emails included) of two researchers or professionals for reference letters.

Reference Letters should be submitted directly to [email protected] with the subject "RL: [Name of the Researcher]" before the deadline. The letters should attest to the researcher’s scientific, pedagogical, professional, and ethical qualities. Additional information may be requested if needed.

IST Councils Deadline: The IST councils will identify research areas of interest by the end of the first semester of 2024, with international calls for Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Positions expected to open by Public Notice around the Fall of 2024.  

Disclaimer: This announcement does not guarantee the opening of calls for tenure-track or permanent positions.

Application Details

Publication Start Date
2023 Jul 30
Application Deadline
2023 Sep 22


Prof. Ilidio Lopes