Professorships and young academics (© GDCh)

The GDCh job list “Professorships” includes professorships, junior professorships and positions for young scientists in chemistry at home and abroad.

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A tenure-track professorship (W1 with tenure track to W3) for inorganic chemistry (f/m/d) is to be filled at the Faculty of Chemistry and Geosciences at Heidelberg University as soon as possible. The area of ​​responsibility includes research in a current area of ​​inorganic molecular chemistry. The holder of the position should represent the subject of inorganic chemistry in its entirety in teaching and carry out tasks in academic self-administration. Participation in future research collaborations and cooperation with groups at the university is expected. The professorship is to be understood as a qualification position. If you were employed as a research assistant before or after your doctorate, the doctoral and employment phases should not have lasted more than six years. The employment requirements of Section 51 of the Baden-Württemberg State Higher Education Act apply. Tenure-track professorships (salary group W1) at Heidelberg University are usually limited to six years and are transferred to a permanent W3 professorship after a positive tenure evaluation. As long as the general civil service and budget regulations are met, employment as a civil servant is intended. Applications (in English) with a CV, academic career, list of publications, copies of university certificates, a brief description of previous research activities (max. three pages DIN A4), list of previous courses, copies of three recent articles and a research and teaching concept are sent electronically Form (a PDF document) by March 31, 2024 to the Dean of the Faculty of Chemistry and Geosciences at Heidelberg University, Prof. Dr. Dr. Hans-Jörg Himmel, email: Heidelberg University stands for equal opportunities and diversity. We strongly encourage qualified scientists to submit their applications. People with severe disabilities will be given priority if they are equally suitable. Information about the application process, the evaluation statutes and data protection can be found here.

In the Faculty of Chemistry and pharmacy at the Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg (JMU), two university professorships (m/f/d) for Theoretical Chemistry (W 2) are to be filled as civil servants for life at the Institute for Physical and Theoretical Chemistry as soon as possible . The professorships located in the Institute for Physical and Theoretical Chemistry are intended to conduct research on the topics of quantum dynamics and quantum chemistry. The professorship with a focus on quantum dynamics will deal with the development and application of quantum dynamic methods for simulating light-induced processes in molecules and molecular materials. The focus of the application should also include the theory of transport and relaxation processes in excitonic and/or plasmonic systems. Incorporating artificial intelligence methods such as B. Deep learning is expected for a planned connection to the interdisciplinary Würzburg research center for “Artificial Intelligence and Data Science” (CAIDAS). The professorship with a focus on quantum chemistry deals with the development and application of quantum chemical methods to describe the electronic structure of complex materials such as: B. molecular aggregates and/or nanoscale systems. In addition, the prediction of functional properties should also be in the foreground. Both professorships are involved in teaching the subject of physical and theoretical chemistry (Bachelor's and Master's degree programs) and are intended to represent the subject in its entirety. Active participation in the faculty's research initiatives, particularly in the area of ​​light-matter interaction, is expected. Applications must be sent by April 1, 2024 with the usual documents, preferably in electronic form, by email ( ) to the dean's office of the Faculty of Chemistry and pharmacy . More information here.

In the Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Institute of Chemistry of the University of Kassel, the following position is to be filled as of April 1, 2025: W2-Professorship with development commitment according to W3 "Inorganic functional materials" (m/f /d). Vacancy number: 37002 - Application deadline: 06.03.2024 - Date of hire: 01.04.2025. We are looking for an internationally recognized personality (m/f/d) in the field of synthesis and structural characterization of molecular inorganic materials. We expect links to the existing university focus in materials research, including aspects of sustainability, eg through resource-efficient synthetic methods for inorganic materials, or through the development of sustainable processes using molecular inorganic catalysts for chemical reactions. The successful candidate works with modern synthetic methods of inorganic molecular chemistry and ensures the continuation of existing methods in instrumental analysis, in particular single-crystal X-ray structure analysis. Candidates have the potential to make substantial contributions to existing and initiate future research collaborations. In teaching, the professorship covers the full range of inorganic and general chemistry in all degree programs with chemistry components. The ability to teach in German and English, if necessary after a defined training period, is required as well as the willingness to further develop the teaching program. Successful acquisition of competitive third-party funding to an extent appropriate for the professorship, a qualitatively outstanding publication record in the subject, longer international research stays and experience in supervising qualification theses are expected. For this professorship, participation in the academic self-administration of the university is part of the official duties. The recruitment and performance requirements according to §§ 67, 68, 70, para. 1 of the Hessian Higher Education Act (HessHG) applies. As such, the position requires additional postdoctoral qualifications in the form of a habilitation or equivalent academic qualifications (postdoctoral thesis or adequate publication activities). Please send your application with a tabulated curriculum vitae, list of academic publications, list of teaching experience, details of third-party funding, teaching and research concept and a copy of the certificate of the highest academic degree by March 6, 2024, preferably in electronic form via the online form. We have compiled further information for you in our FAQ. For further inquiries, please contact Prof. Claudia Backes (0561-804 4425, ). Apply here (English) or here (German).

Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Inorganic Chemistry 100%. Start date of employment: January 1, 2025. The Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences of the University of Bern, Switzerland, is looking to hire a Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Inorganic Chemistry. Your profile: We are seeking candidates with a competitive research program in experimental inorganic chemistry with a strong focus on inorganic materials. Possible research topics include (but are by no means limited to): inorganic clusters, heterogeneous and heterogeneized catalysis, f-block systems, molecular surface functionalization, and photoactive inorganic chemistry. Alignment of the research with the strategic goals of the University of Bern (in particular sustainability) is important. Teaching assignments in case of tenure will comprise basic and advanced inorganic chemistry including laboratory courses for students of chemistry, biochemistry, and other disciplines within the Faculty of Science. The University of Bern values ​​diversity and is committed to equal opportunities; Applications are welcome from all suitably qualified candidates who meet the stated criteria. The University of Bern has set the aim of increasing the percentage of women in leading academic positions and thus strongly encourages female scientists to apply for the position. Note that the University of Bern signed the DORA declaration and will apply its principles to the recruiting process. Your application: Interested candidates should send their motivation letter, Curriculum Vitae, list of publications and past achievements indicating their 5 most relevant publications, synopsis of their past, current and planned research (max. 5 pages), and teaching philosophy as a single PDF file to the Dean's Office, email:, and submit the completed online questionnaire, link here. Deadline for applications is April 8, 2024. Contact: Informal inquiries can be addressed to: Prof. Dr. Eva Hevia, phone: +41 31 684 42 41, email:

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Deadline for advertisements in the "Nachrichten aus der Chemie"

(The publication date of the news is always the first working day of the respective month)

“News” issue 04/2024

Closing date for advertisements: March 8, 2024

“News” issue 05/2024

Closing date for advertisements: April 11, 2024


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