The University of Kassel is a modern and growing University with round about 23.000 students. The university’s wide range of expertise covers subjects in the natural, applied, cultural and social sciences.

In the Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Institute of Chemistry, the following position is to be filled as of April 1, 2025:

W2-Professorship with development commitment according to W3 "Inorganic functional materials" (m/w/d)

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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, e.g. 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) apply. As such, the position requires additional postdoctoral qualifications in the form of a habilitation or equivalent academic qualifications (postdoctoral thesis or adequate publication activities). In the event of any differences between the German and English versions of this call for application, the German wording is legally binding.

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 06.03.2024, 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, backes(at)uni-kassel.de).

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Please send your application with the usual informative documents, stating the reference number the subject line, via the online form. We have complied further information for you in our FAQ.In exceptional cases, we will also accept your application documents in paper form or via e-mail bewerbungen[at]uni-kassel[dot]de, stating the reference number.In the case of postal applications, please submit only copie of your documents (no folders), as these cannot be returned. All documents will be destroyed after completion of the selection process in compliance with data regulations.The protection of your personal information is very important to us, so we will handle your personal information with care. By your application, you allow us the storage and use in the sense of the Hessian Data Protection and Freedom of Information Act. You can object to this at any time. Your personal data will be deleted.

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The University of Kassel is very interested in the professional satisfaction of its employees. It is distinguished as a family-friendly university and, in the interests of equal opportunities, strives to offer everyone the same opportunities for development and to counteract existing disadvantages. It promotes the Family Welcome Service and also the Dual Career Service for positions that are scientifically and academically filled. One of the strategic goals of the University of Kassel is to significantly increase the proportion of women in research and teaching. Applications from women are therefore particularly welcome. Seriously handicapped and equivalent applicants are given preference if they have the same suitability, qualifications and professional performance. Full-time positions are generally divisible (except when filling civil servant positions).

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