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Tenure Track Assistant Professor Job in Experimental Inorganic Chemistry at Uni of Southern Denmark, Denmark 2022


Tenure Track Assistant Professor Job in Experimental Inorganic Chemistry is available for doctoral degree candidates in Inorganic Chemistry at the Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy, University of Southern Denmark (SDU), Denmark 2022


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General Info

Position: Tenure Track Assistant 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 Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy

University of Southern Denmark (SDU)


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Qualification Details


  • An assistant professor position of three years followed by the possibility of subsequent full tenure as associate professor.
  • A stimulating, collaborative, and international research environment
  • Relevant courses in university teaching, research management, grantsmanship, and Danish language to develop the applicant’s academic career
  • Dedicated assistance and support with various practical, social, and legal aspects (housing, visa, administration, tax etc.), especially for international candidates through our international staff office (ISO) and department.

To gain promotion to associate professor an assistant professor is expected to obtain external funding to support research activities and publish in high impact peer-reviewed journals from research performed at SDU. In addition to these criteria for research excellence, the department expects the candidate to excel at teaching, as documented through teaching evaluations, and to serve on various committees.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The department wishes to strengthen its profile within experimental inorganic chemistry. The applicant should expand and complement our current activities. Thus, we are seeking an assistant professor who aims to establish an independent research programme, mentor undergraduate and research students and contribute to our educational programmes, especially within chemistry.A documented interest in the use of advanced experimental in-house characterization techniques, e.g. single crystal and powder X-ray diffraction or large-scale facilities such as synchrotrons and neutron facilities will be considered an advantage. The departmental instrument facilities include powder and single-crystal X-ray diffractometers, mass spectrometry, ESR, as well as solid and liquid state NMR spectrometers.The successful candidate is expected to teach introductory and advanced inorganic chemistry, including X-ray diffraction, as well as our undergraduate chemistry courses.The successful applicant is expected to have a PhD and research background within experimental inorganic chemistry. Postdoctoral research experience is strongly preferred. Documented experience with teaching, outreach and/or the ability to attract external funding will be considered an advantage.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
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Application Procedure

The application must include the following:

  • A curriculum vitae
  • A full list of publications
  • Copies of all publications on which the applicant wishes to be evaluated
  • A brief survey of the applicant's most important research results and research plans for the next three years.

Shortlisting may be used in the assessment process.

Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline will neither be considered nor evaluated. Please note that applicants are expected to have completed their PhD.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Applications must be submitted electronically using the link "Apply online". Attached files must be in Adobe PDF or Word format. Each box can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb. We strongly recommend that you read How to apply before you apply.

Since not all members of the appointment committee are Danish-speaking, it is recommended that your application is submitted in English.


About the Department/Section/Group

The Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy is one of four departments at the Faculty of Science, SDU and located in Odense and is focused on fundamental research. The department’s research contributes to new knowledge and solutions with applications in the areas of climate, environment, energy, and health. The department is responsible for the educations in chemistry, medicinal chemistry, and physics, as well as the bachelor’s education in pharmacy. The assistant professor will be part of the Section for Chemistry and Pharmacy.

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Note or Other details

The starting date for the position is between 1 September 2022 and 1 January 2023, as the candidate is expected to teach from the Spring semester 2023. Application deadline: 20 April 2022.

Appointment to the position will be in accordance with the salary agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Please check links for more information on salary and taxation. Applications will be assessed by an expert committee. Applicants will be informed of their assessment by the university.

Further information for international applicants about entering and working in Denmark.

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Contact details

For further information please contact Professor Jacob Kongsted on [email protected].

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