Junior Professorship (W1) in Organic Chemistry with tenure track for a permanent university professorship (W3)
We are an interdisciplinary and open-minded university with currently around 18,000 students and
a range of subjects from the humanities, social and economic sciences to natural, engineering and
life sciences. With over 2,000 employees, we are one of the largest employers in the region and
offer a unique environment for teaching, research and further education.
The Faculty IV – School of Science and Technology – of the University of Siegen in the Department
of Chemistry and Biology is seeking to appoint a
Junior Professor (W1 LBesG NRW)
in Organic Chemistry with tenure track for a permanent W3 university professorship
This tenure-track position is funded by the „Bund-Länder-Programm zur Förderung des wissenschaftlichen
Nachwuchses“ (Tenure-Track Program). Therefore, this announcement addresses
especially young scientists in the early stages of their academic career.
The applicant's research is expected to be supplemental to the ongoing research activities at the
Department of Chemistry and Biology and to be located in a topical interdisciplinary field in Organic
Chemistry, such as synthesis and investigation of complex functional organic or biorelevant molecules
and materials. The research projects should have a high networking potential and the ability to
strengthen and complement the research profile in Chemistry and the main research topics of the
School of Science and Technology, specifically by active collaboration within the „Center for Microand
Nanochemistry and -engineering“ (Cμ).
The successful applicant is expected to teach the subject Organic Chemistry in German and English
language in the Bachelor, Master, and teaching profession study programs and to introduce new
course modules with specialization in her/his research field.
The requirements for the junior professorship are a completed university degree, pedagogical aptitude
and the special qualification for independent scientific work, as demonstrated by an excellent PhD
in Chemistry, international experience as a postdoctoral fellow (or as an international student),
and publications with international visibility. Experience in the acquisition of third-party funds, e.g.
fellowships or financial support of exchange programs, are desirable.
The candidate will initially be employed as a fixed-term civil servant (if the statutory civil service
conditions are fulfilled, otherwise as an employee under private law) for 3 years. After a successful
probationary period, the junior professorship will be extended for a further 3 years in the course
of the third year. The teaching duties are initially 4 and after the extension 5 hours a week per
Following the appointment to the junior professorship, the subsequent appointment to a permanent
W3 university professorship is granted on the condition/provided that the tenure evaluation criteria
(defined upon the appointment to the junior professorship) are met during the junior professorship,
and that the scientific and pedagogical aptitude required for the university professorship is given at
the time of the tenure evaluation. The tenure evaluation is carried out as an appointment procedure
for the W3 university professorship in the sixth year of the junior professorship. The permanent W3
professorship will not be advertised. Teaching duties then will be 9 hours a week per semester.
In addition to the usual documents (curriculum vitae, proof of academic and professional career, list
of publications, certificates, overview of research, teaching or practical experience, list of academic
courses provided, list of third-party funded projects), please submit a description (max. four pages)
of your research projects and potential cooperations at the University of Siegen and a teaching
concept (max. two pages).
For questions please contact Prof. Dr. Heiko Ihmels (E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Please send your application by 26.05.2021 (using the keyword ‚Organic Chemistry) to the Dean
of Faculty IV’ University of Siegen, 57068 Siegen. It is preferred to send the application via e-mail
as a PDF file to email@example.com.
Equal opportunities and diversity are promoted and lived at the University of Siegen. The advertisement is
explicitly aimed at people of all genders (m/f/d); Applications from women are given special consideration
in accordance with the State Equal Opportunities Act. Likewise, we would like applications from
people with the most varied of personal, social and cultural backgrounds, people with severe disabilities
or equivalent status.
You can find information about the University of Siegen on our homepage at www.uni-siegen.de.