Full Professor position – Theoretical Physics and Modelisation Laboratory (LPTM), University Cergy Pontoise

We expect the opening, by the end of 2018, of a Full Professor position at the Theoretical Physics and Modelisation Laboratory (LPTM), Physics Department,  University Cergy Pontoise, France. Position to start in September 2019.

This position will be endowed by Labex MME-DII with a “Chaire d’Excellence” or special funding involving:

  • A 4-year 10,000 Euros/year personal research grant
  • A 4-year, up to 13,000 Euros/year, salary bonus
  • A 4-year partial two-third teaching dispensation, leading to a 64 hrs annual service instead of the statutory 192 hrs.

Teaching at Physics Department, Université Cergy Pontoise, is done at undergraduate/graduate/postgraduate level; note that teaching curriculum includes a fully-English taught Master degree in Theoretical Physics , see


LPTM is a jointly supervised CNRS-Université Cergy Pontoise research entity in the Physics Department, Faculty of Science and Techniques, UCP.

Research domains include :
Condensed Matter Physics, 2D physics ,Fundaments of quantum theory, Cold Atoms, with strong numerical aspects and connections with experimental groups; Classical and Quantum Integrable
systems; Stochastic processes and theoretical statistical mechanics; Softmatter theory, Complex systems, Non-linear dynamics and computational neuroscience.

Research collaborations involve more than 80 laboratories or departments of Physics, Mathematical Sciences or Computer Sciences throughout the world.

We are looking for outstanding candidates with a high level expertise in one or several domains pertaining to this research spectrum, without any predefined priority.


Note that application to a French Professor position is subject to getting the “Qualification” assessment from French academic institution, the next call for the “Qualificaton au fonction de professeur des universites”  will be in september-october 2018. It is recommended to obtain it at national level  by applying through the portal:



Opening confirmation is to occur around September 2018.
Application schedule and procedures will be found on the above-mentioned portal.
The selection will be done during March-June 2019 for an expected start of the position in September 2019.

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Jean Avan, Chairman LPTM: jean.avan@u-cergy.fr
Andreas Honecker, Deputy Chairman; andreas.honecker@u-cergy.fr
Flora Koukiou, Head of Department: flora.koukiou@u-cergy.fr
Alessandro Torcini, Professor; alessandro.torcini@u-cergy.fr