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Associate Professor Job in Chemistry with specialization in Macromolecular chemistry


Associate Professor Job in Chemistry with specialization in Macromolecular chemistry at the Uppsala University, Sweden 2022

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General Info

Position: Associate Professor
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field:
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: Subject to Norms
Salary: According to standard norms

Department of Chemistry – Ångström

Uppsala University, Sweden


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Qualification Details

  • PhD in chemistry
  • Research Expertise and Teaching Expertise. It is necessary that the pedagogical skills, the research expertise and the professional skills are relevant to the content of the employment and the tasks that will be included in the employment.
  • Applicants must have completed teacher training of relevance to operations at the University, comprising ten weeks, or have acquired the equivalent knowledge. If special circumstances apply, this training for teachers in higher education may be completed during the first two years of employment.
  • Documented ability to teach in English is a requirement unless special reasons prevail.
  • Personal capabilities necessary to carry out fully the duties of the appointment.

Assessment Criteria/Ranking of applicants that fulfil the above-mentioned qualifications required

The ranking of eligible applicants will be based primarily on research and teaching expertise, of equal importance.

Research Expertise comprises research merits. In addition to academic merits, research merits from other activities, including technology development, may also be considered including research merits obtained outside the academy, which includes for example technology development and innovation ability. In assessing research expertise research quality must be the prime consideration. The scope of research, primarily in regard to depth and breadth, must also be afforded consideration. In assessing research expertise special weight will be attached to research merits in macromolecular chemistry with use and deep understanding of macromolecular and polymer physics.

Furthermore, consideration must be given to the capacity to plan, initiate, lead, and develop research and education in the third cycle, the ability to acquire funding for research in competition, as well as the demonstrated capacity to interact with others both within academia and in the wider community.

Teaching Expertise comprises educational and teaching qualifications. This expertise can have been achieved outside the academia through supervision, internal training, mentoring programs, etc. In assessing teaching expertise teaching quality must be the prime consideration. The scope of teaching experience, in terms of both breadth and depth, must also be afforded consideration. In assessing teaching expertise special weight will be attached to merits in structure-property relationship and the ability to create interest for the topic.

Furthermore, consideration must be given to the capacity to plan, initiate, lead, and develop teaching and instruction, as well as the ability to connect research to teaching in respect to research in the subject at hand, subject didactics, as well as teaching and learning in higher education. The ability to interact concerning issues of teaching and learning in higher education with actors inside and outside the University is also included in teaching expertise.

Other Expertise. The applicant shall demonstrate the ability to attract competitive research funding and demonstrate scientific independence. Also, personal capacity to positively contribute to a creative research environment through e.g. fruitful collaborations, by taking initiatives and to contribute to further development of the research program of Macromolecular Chemistry will be considered.

All merits must be documented in a manner that makes it possible to assess both quality and scope.

In filling this position the university aims to appoint the applicant who, following a qualitative holistic assessment of her/his competence and expertise, is judged to have the best potential to carry out and develop the relevant duties and to help advance operations.

Responsibilities/Job Description

Macromolecular chemistry treats recovery, synthesis, modification and degradation of naturally occurring and synthetically derived polymers along with their physical, biological and chemical properties. The terminology “Macromolecule” is used for individual molecules of high molecular weight and “polymer” is used to denote a substance composed of macromolecules. The program has excellent skills in synthesis and aim now to reinforce the competence in the field of macromolecular and polymer physics including e.g. studies of structure-property relationships.


  • Teaching, research and administration. Teaching duties include course responsibility and course administration and supervision of second- and third-cycle students.
  • Follow developments within the subject area and the development of society in general that is important for the work at the university.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: UFV-PA 2022/240

Application Procedure

Basic documents required for the application

About the Department/Section/Group

Department of Chemistry – Ångström at Uppsala University conducts research and education in the field of chemistry. The Department has more than 250 employees and a turnover just over 250 million SEK. The six research programs, within the very well-equipped Ångström laboratory, has a leading research position at high international standard. We have a large number of externally financed research projects, often with international collaborations and we foresee a continued growth within our discipline. The research output of the department generated commercial interests and led to the foundation of several start-up and spin-off companies and a close collaboration with the industry. The Department provides education for engineering and master programs.

The research program Macromolecular Chemistry at the Department of Chemistry – Ångström has a research mainly directed towards macromolecules, polymers and soft materials with examples of applications mainly in life science but also in energy. We synthesize and characterize new macromolecules and polymeric materials and evaluate them for specific applications. In our work we emphasize a creative environment characterized by excellence, diversity, generosity and freedom. We are currently under expansion and need reinforcement with competence in macromolecular and soft material physics.

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Note or Other details

In an overall assessment of the applicant’s qualifications, parental leave, part-time work relating to care of children, union assignments, military service, or the like are to be regarded as work experience.

University appointment regulations

Faculty appointment regulations

Instructions for application

Salary: Individually negotiated salary.
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
Town: Uppsala.
Starting date: 2022-08-01 or as otherwise agreed.
Type of employment: Permanent full-time position, probationary period may be applied.

In the event of any disagreement between the English and the Swedish versions of this announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

If you are an international candidate, you will find a lot of information about working and living in Sweden at www.uu.se/joinus.

Please do not send offers of recruitment or advertising services.

Submit your application through Uppsala University's recruitment system.

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Contact details

For further information about the position, please contact: Professor Jöns Hilborn, +46 76 7872350, [email protected].

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