Offer 515 out of 556 from 31/10/22, 16:46


Freie Uni­ver­si­tät Ber­lin - Department of Biology, Chemistry, Pharmacy - Institute of Chemistry and Biochemistry

University Professor of Physical Chemistry, Specialized in Spectroscopy

Salary grade: W3 or equivalent
Reference code: Physical Chemistry

Working field:

The successful applicant will cover research and teaching in the field of physical chemistry. The professorship is situated within the Institute of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Its research focus is on questions related to the spectroscopy of condensed phase systems.

Appointment requirements are governed by Section 100 of the Berlin Higher Education Act (Berliner Hochschulgesetz).

Applicants should have a distinguished international track record in research in the area of physical chemistry, with a focus on questions related to spectroscopy that complement the other areas of expertise represented at the institute. They should have demonstratable experience in acquiring and conducting externally funded research projects, including projects conducted as part of collaborative research efforts. They should also have experience in carrying out teaching responsibilities for physical chemistry courses and be able to teach courses in English.

Along with the regular official duties of professors listed in Section 99 of the Berlin Higher Education Act, we expect the appointee to engage in the following activities:

The appointed candidate must be specialized in a current field in the physical chemistry of condensed phase systems, for example, the dynamics of chemical processes in such systems using spectroscopic methods, with a particular focus on vibrational or X-ray spectroscopic methods. Ideally, the appointee is expected to contribute to existing and future subject-specific research focus areas and promote their development as appropriate. They are expected to participate, for example, in the CRC 1349 “Fluorine-Specific Interactions: Fundamentals and Function,” CRC 1449 “Dynamic Hydrogels at Biointerfaces,” or at the Institute for Supramolecular Functional Architectures at Biointerfaces (SupraFAB). Participation in other research collaborations established in Berlin as well as an interest in independently developing and establishing new collaborative research projects is also desired. The appointed candidate should also be prepared to teach physical chemistry courses for all degree programs offered through the Institute of Chemistry and Biochemistry, in particular in the bachelor’s program and the chemistry master’s program, which are taught in German and English, respectively.
Sufficient proficiency to teach in both languages is expected within three years. Furthermore, engagement with gender and diversity issues relevant to the field will be expected as part of their research and teaching.

How to apply:

Applications should include a CV, copies of all certificates of academic qualification in German or English (please enclose translations where necessary), a list of publications, a list of courses previously taught, and evidence of teaching aptitude. Please include information on involvement in ongoing and future research endeavors, joint research projects, and externally funded projects. If necessary, please include language certificates. If applicable, please give information on partnerships with industry, inventions/patents, and spin-offs.

Please submit all application materials electronically as one PDF file (maximum 5 MB) by 12th,
December 2022.
Be sure to include a personal postal address and email, as well as the reference code for the position. For formal purposes (i.e., for formatting application documents), you may use the following postal address, but please send your application to the e-mail address below it.

Freie Universität Berlin
Department of Biology, Chemistry, Pharmacy
Dean’s Office
Attn: Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Matthias F. Melzig
Arnimallee 22
14195 Berlin

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