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

Ten­ured Pro­fess­or­ship in Inor­ganic Chem­istry, Spe­cial­ized in Coordin­a­tion Chem­istry

Work­ing field:

The suc­cess­ful applic­ant will cover research and teach­ing in the field named above.

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

The suc­cess­ful applic­ant should cover the breadth of the field includ­ing the range of sub­jects offered by the depart­ment in its degree pro­grams, in par­tic­u­lar the bach­elor’s degree pro­gram and the bilin­gual mas­ter’s degree pro­gram in chem­istry. The new pro­fessor should be pre­pared to enhance and/or com­ple­ment the depart­ment’s estab­lished research focus areas. The appointee is also expec­ted to con­trib­ute to research groups and net­works in Ber­lin, such as CRC 1349 “Flu­or­ine-Spe­cific Inter­ac­tions: Fun­da­ment­als and Func­tions,” and to con­duct their teach­ing in such a way that is attent­ive and sens­it­ive to diversity issues.


Appoint­ment require­ments are gov­erned by Art­icle 100 of the Ber­lin Higher Edu­ca­tion Act (Ber­liner Hoch­schul­ge­setz).
The suc­cess­ful can­did­ate should have an inter­na­tional record of teach­ing and research in the field of inor­ganic chem­istry, prefer­ably with an emphasis on inor­ganic main group chem­istry. They should also have exper­i­ence with car­ry­ing out teach­ing respons­ib­il­it­ies for inor­ganic chem­istry courses and be able to teach in Ger­man and Eng­lish. The appointee should also be able to demon­strate exper­i­ence in acquir­ing and lead­ing extern­ally fun­ded research pro­jects.

How to ap­ply:

Applic­a­tions should include a CV, cop­ies of all cer­ti­fic­ates of aca­demic qual­i­fic­a­tion in Ger­man or Eng­lish; let­ters of appoint­ment (please add trans­la­tions if applic­able), 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, extern­ally fun­ded pro­jects and, if neces­sary, lan­guage cer­ti­fic­ates. If applic­able, please give inform­a­tion on part­ner­ships with industry, inven­tions/pat­ents, and spin-offs.

All mater­i­als, includ­ing a per­sonal postal address and email address, must be received no later than April 23rd, 2020 prefer­ably elec­tron­ic­ally. Please indic­ate the ref­er­ence code for the pos­i­tion when you sub­mit your mater­i­als in one PDF file (max­imum 5 MB), to the fol­low­ing address:

Freie Uni­versität Ber­lin
Depart­ment of Bio­logy, Chem­istry, Phar­macy
Dean’s Office
Pro­fessor Mat­thias Ril­lig
Arn­im­al­lee 22
14195 Ber­lin

Applic­a­tion guidelines, gen­eral inform­a­tion on the appoint­ment pro­ced­ure, appoint­ment require­ments for pro­fess­or­ships at Freie Uni­versität Ber­lin, and the reg­u­la­tions defined by the Ber­lin Higher Edu­ca­tion Act which are rel­ev­ant for pro­fess­or­ships (Art­icles 99, 100, 101, 102 a,102c Ber­lHG) can be found online: and

Freie Uni­versität Ber­lin is an equal oppor­tun­ity employer.