Professorship (W2) in Coordination Chemistry (reference W1544)

Saarland University
Saarbrücken, Saarland (DE)
June 07 2019
Position Type
Full Time
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Saarland University is a research-oriented campus university with international profile. The numerous associated research institutions and the strategic emphasis on business start-ups make Saarland University an ideal environment for innovation and technology transfer.

Department of Chemistry

Professorship (W2) in Coordination Chemistry (reference W1544)

The Faculty of Natural Sciences and Technology at Saarland University seeks to appoint a Professor (W2) (m/f/x) in the field of coordination chemistry with an anticipated starting date in April 2020.

The desired research focus is the development of adaptive and/or stimuli-responsive polymers based on coordination compounds with p-block elements, transition metals and/or lanthanides. In teaching, inorganic chemistry, in particular coordination chemistry, is expected to be covered in the undergraduate and graduate degree programmes of the Faculty.

The commitment to existing and/or the initiation of new joint research programmes of the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Technology as well as the collaboration with non-university research institutions at Saarbrücken is anticipated. The cooperation within the cross-border region SaarLorLux is supported by the University of the Greater Region (

Aside from standards set by general employment legislation, eligibility criteria include a university degree in the corresponding or a related field, educational skills, proven aptness for original scientific work (usually documented by the quality of the doctorate or PhD) and a track record of past independent research (e. g. during habilitation, assistant professorship or equivalent). Original publications in leading journals, the documented acquisition of third-party funding as well as experience in staff management, academic administration and international mobility are expected. Applications from EU and non-EU citizens will be considered. German language skills are useful, but not a requirement.

Information on the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Technology is available via the internet at Please submit your application by e-mail only quoting reference number W1544 until the 5th of July 2019 to the Dean of the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Technology under Your application material should be combined in a single unprotected pdf-file and include cover letter, curriculum vitae (research and teaching track record), full list of publications, copies of degree certificates and full texts of your five most significant publications. Please specify your home address incl. contact phone number and e-mail address. Please also complete the online synopsis (brief applicant profile) at

Saarland University is an equal opportunities employer and strives to increase the proportion of women in this area of employment. Women are therefore encouraged to apply. Severely disabled applicants with equal qualification and aptitude will be given preferential consideration.

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