W 3 Professorship in Physical Chemistry

Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at the University of Kassel

deadline for submission:


start of recruitment :

as soon as possible

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We are looking for an internationally recognized personality with an active research portfolio at the forefront of modern physical chemistry.  Scientists combining the preparation and/or modification of innovative nanostructured materials with their characterisation using advanced instrumental physical techniques are particularly welcome to apply.  The potential appointee will further enhance the focus of the Institute for Chemistry in providing materials at the nanoscale and will use or develop instrumental techniques complementary to those established in the Department.  It is envisaged that the successful candidate will play a leading role in one of the topics currently at the core of the University’s nano research center CINSaT (Center for Interdisciplinary Nanostructure Science and Technology) such as biosensorics, electron dynamics of chiral systems, photonics, and three-dimensional nanostructures, and will actively engage in collaborative research initiatives. 

A high commitment to teaching, a track record of external funding, and a continuous stream of publications in internationally renowned peer reviewed journals are expected.  The appointee will teach physical chemistry at all levels in the Department’s bachelor- und master degree programmes in nanoscience as well as in the teacher’s degree programmes with chemistry and, where necessary, will contribute to service teaching in other curricula.

Cooperation in academic self-management is an obligatory integral part of the position to be filled.


Profile of qualification:

The advertised position is subjects to the requirements set out in paragraphs §§ 61, 62 of the Higher Education Act of Hessen (Hessisches Hochschulgesetz). The ability to teach in German, after a negotiable grace period, is a prerequisite for this position.


For further information, please contact the Dean of the Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Prof. Dr. Maria Specovius-Neugebauer  (specoviu[at]uni-kassel[dot]de, +49561 804 4421).


The Universität Kassel is highly interested in its employee´s professional satisfaction. Therefore its Dual Career Service and its Family Welcome Service aim to promote the balance between partnerships, families and professional development. Among the strategic goals of the Universität Kassel is to considerably increase the proportion of women in research and teaching. Therefore, applications from women are especially desired. Applicants with disabilities, who are equally qualified and suitable, will receive preference. Please send your application including CV, certificates, credentials, list of publications, 3 selected reprints, presentation of research strategy, list of courses taught, statement of teaching strategy. Applications can be sent, with reference number, in electronic form to the President of the Universität Kassel, 34109 Kassel or to bewerbungen[at]uni-kassel[dot]de. In the event of any differences between the German and English versions of this call for application, the German wording is legally binding.