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Staff openings at LPTHE

  • Associate Professorship in Mathematical Physics

An associate professorship starting in September 2024 is opened at the LPTHE, Sorbonne Université, in mathematical physics with a broad range of topics: classical and quantum integrability, conformal and topological field theories, exact methods in quantum field theories, enumerative geometry and combinatorics, conformal bootstrap, amplitudes, resurgence, random geometries, quantum computing and machine learning.

For more information, contact Michela Petrini ( and Marco Picco (

Full details of the position with instructions for applying can be downloaded from this link

  • Junior Professor Chair in Astroparticle Theory and Phenomenology

A tenure-track professorship ("Chaire Professeur Junior" CPJ, in the French system) in the field of Astroparticle Theory and Phenomenology will open soon at the LPTHE.

CPJs are a rather new hiring scheme in France. The researcher will be recruited at the assistant-professor level and then promoted directly to the professor level, after a period of 3 to 6 years and a tenure review.  The position is endowed with a start-up package of 200KEUR, e.g. for hiring a postdoc/student and for traveling. Candidates at a career level of a few years after their PhD and with an already quite established trajectory and impact are expected to have the highest chances. There will be some reduced teaching duties during the junior years (details depending on the local arrangements). This scheme is almost completely decoupled from other university openings and from the annual CNRS hirings.

The application system will open in the next few weeks and will be accessible from this webpage. This announcement will be updated accordingly. After opening, the system will accept applications for a few weeks only. The deadline for applications is expected to be in April 2024. The interviews of the short-listed candidates are expected to occur in person in Paris in late May 2024. The starting date of the appointment is expected to be September 2024.

For more information, please contact