Paderborn University is a high-performance and internationally oriented
university with approximately 20,000 students. Within interdisciplinary teams,
we undertake forward-looking research, design innovative teaching concepts
and actively transfer knowledge into society. As an important research and
cooperation partner, the university also shapes regional development
strategies. We offer our more than 2,600 employees in research, teaching,
technology and administration a lively, family-friendly, equal opportunity
environment, a lean management structure and diverse opportunities.
Join us to invent the future!
In the Faculty of Natural Sciences – Department of Chemistry – the following
position is available for the winter semester 2023/2024:
W3-University Professorship (f/m/d)
for Physical Chemistry
Applicants are expected to complement the focus of the Department of
Chemistry (sustainability, hydrogen) thematically and methodologically with a
modern research area. In particular, this could be the monitoring and understanding
of molecular processes in sustainable systems, preferably in real time,
using spectroscopic methods. The findings of the research should form the
development basis for the production of functional, sustainable materials or
create the basis for improved reactions in the field of photochemistry, chemical
energy conversion and storage or catalysis.
With this orientation, the existing departmental and cross-faculty research
activities in Paderborn are to be supplemented and strengthened. A connection
to central scientific institutions such as the Center for Optoelectronics and
Photonics Paderborn (CeOPP) and/or the Institute for Photonic Quantum
Systems (PhoQS) is desirable. Active participation in and initiation of large
third-party funded projects and coordinated programs is expected.
The future holder of the position should fully represent the field of physical
chemistry in teaching in the Bachelor‘s and Master‘s degree programs for
students in the major and minor subject, in particular also in the teacher
training. Participation in academic self-administration is taken for granted.
Applicants are expected to have an internationally visible research profile in a
promising field of physical chemistry, which is visible through publications in
high-ranking journals, successful third-party funding as well as national and
international collaborations, and relevant teaching experience in the field of
physical chemistry in German and English.
§ 36 section 1 nos. 1-4 HG NRW (completed university degree, pedagogical
aptitude, relevant doctorate and additional scientific achievements).
The University of Paderborn aims to increase the proportion of women as university
teachers and therefore strongly encourages qualified academics to apply.
According to the LGG, women are given preferential consideration in the case of
equal suitability, qualification and professional performance, unless reasons
relating to the person of a competitor prevail. The application of suitable
severely disabled persons and persons of equal status within the meaning of
Book IX of the Social Code (SGB IX) is also welcome.
For information, please contact Prof. Dr. Thomas Werner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications with the usual documents (curriculum vitae, references and
certificates, list of publications, list of courses taught including proof of
pedagogical aptitude, information on current and planned research projects,
research cooperations and third-party funded projects, language certificates, if
applicable, etc.) including a one-page concept paper regarding the
connectability of the research activities in the department are requested online
via the application portal of the University of Paderborn by 18.11.2022, quoting
the reference number 5481: https://bewerbung.uni-paderborn.de/stellen/5481
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