Professorship (W2) for Food Chemistry

Hamburg (DE)
Salary level: W2
September 30 2021
Position Type
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Professorship (W2) for Food Chemistry

Institution: Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Natural Sciences
Salary level: W2
Start date: as soon as possible
Application deadline: 11 November 2021
Scope of work: full-time position suitable for part-time


The W2 professorship represents the full spectrum of the food chemistry subject in teaching and research.

The professorship is based in the Department of Chemistry and is expected to take part in the Hamburg School of Food Science (HSFS). The post holder should have exceptional academic qualifications in the field of food chemistry, particularly in analytics and the understanding of foodstuffs, and should be internationally renowned in this field. They are expected to have a successful track record of publications and acquiring external funding.

Their future activities should make a strategic contribution to the Department of Chemistry’s specialization in biochemistry and molecular biology as well as material chemistry and nanochemistry. Applicants are expected to participate in natural science research for the University’s core research areas Manuscript Cultures and/or Infection Research. For example, for the latter core research area, expertise in the development of rapid test procedures is desired.

The post holder is expected to actively participate in teaching at the foundational and advanced levels in the Bachelor’s of Science and Master’s of Science in Food Chemistry and in associated minor degree programs. Teaching includes conducting lectures, exercises, and seminars; supervising practical laboratory courses and internships; and supervising final theses for the degree programs offered by the Department of Chemistry.

Section 12 subsection 7 sentence 2 of the Hamburg higher education act (Hamburgisches Hochschulgesetz, HmbHG) applies.


Academic qualifications and additional requirements as specified in Section 15 HmbHG.

Additional Citeria

Applicants are expected to have international research experience as well as a successful track record in acquiring external funding and carrying out externally funded projects.

The University places particular emphasis on the quality of teaching and therefore requests that applicants provide details of their teaching experience and objectives.

Non-German-speaking post holders are expected to acquire the language skills necessary to teach in German (Level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) within two years of commencing employment.

We offer

  • Reliable remuneration based on wage agreements
  • Continuing education opportunities
  • University pensions
  • Attractive location
  • Flexible working hours
  • Work-life balance opportunities
  • Public transport pass (ProfiTicket) and much more
  • Health management
  • Educational leave
  • 30 days of vacation per annum

As a University of Excellence, Universität Hamburg is one of the strongest research universities in Germany. As a flagship university in the greater Hamburg region, it nurtures innovative, cooperative contacts to partners within and outside academia. It also provides and promotes sustainable education, knowledge, and knowledge exchange locally, nationally, and internationally.

In accordance with Section 14 subsection 3 sentence 3 HmbHG, Universität Hamburg seeks to increase the proportion of women in teaching and research and encourages female academics to apply.

Severely disabled and disabled applicants with the same status will receive preference over equally qualified non-disabled applicants.

Tips on applying


Prof. Dr. Markus Fischer
+49 40 42838‑4357
+49 40 42838‑4359  

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Application deadline
11 November 2021

Please submit your application with your CV, list of publications, teaching experience, successful external funding record, copies of certification and documents, three representative publications, teaching and research plans, additional evidence of skills and experience, such as presentations, posters, significant roles held in organizations, etc. where available, preferably by email in a single PDF file, to or per post to:

An den Präsidenten
Universität Hamburg
Mittelweg 177
20148 Hamburg

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Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the academic search procedure is set to proceed digitally. More information is available from the chair of the search committee.

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