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The University of Bayreuth is a research-oriented university with internationally competitive, interdisciplinary focus areas in research and teaching. The Faculty of Biology, Chemistry & Earth Sciences is currently seeking to appoint

Two (Full) Professors for Physical Chemistry (pay grade: W3)

to commence as soon as possible. These are permanent civil service positions.
The Faculty of Biology, Chemistry & Earth Sciences is seeking two internationally renowned scientists with broad experience in a field of physical chemistry that strengthens the research expertise in the focus area of “Polymer and Colloid Science,” a long-standing focus area at the University of Bayreuth. By addressing modern physico-chemical methods both candidates should complement the methods already present at the University of Bayreuth. In this line, close cooperation with research institutions in the field of material science at the University of Bayreuth such as at the “Bavarian Polymer Institute” and the “Bayreuth Centre for Colloids & Interface” is expected. The successful candidates will be involved in teaching the Bachelor of Science programmes ’Chemistry’ and ’Polymer & Colloid Chemistry,” and in the Master of Science programmes “Polymer Science” and ’Materials Chemistry and Catalysis” as well as other master’s programmes offered by the University of Bayreuth. He or she will also contribute to the doctoral programme “Polymer Science” and the programme of study “Macromolecular Science” (which belongs to the Elite Network of Bavaria).
Requirements for this position (in accordance with Article 7 and Article 10 para 3 BayHSchPG) are a university degree, a doctoral degree, proven excellence in teaching and a post-doctoral qualification to teach at a professorial level (Habilitation). Alternatively evidence of equivalent scholarly achievement, for example as a junior professor or in a non-university environment, will also be considered. The ability to teach in English is expected. Only applicants who are 51 years of age or younger can be hired as civil servants (Article 10 para 3 BayHSchPG).
The University of Bayreuth seeks to increase the proportion of women involved in research and teaching (in accordance with Article 4 para 1 sentence 1 BayHSchG) and therefore particularly welcomes female applicants. All qualifications being equal, severely disabled applicants will be given priority. The University of Bayreuth strives to further increase the diversity of its academic staff. For this reason, scholars who can help make the research and teaching profile of the university more diverse are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants with children are highly welcome. The University of Bayreuth has been certified as a "family-friendly university" and offers "dual career support" for career-oriented partners of highly qualified employees. In addition, an extended audit conducted by the German Rectors Conference (HRK) returned a favorable review for the University of Bayreuth’s commitment to internationalization.
Please send your cover letter and supporting documents (CV outlining your education and academic career, a list of publications, a list of courses taught, your certificates, and a description of your research) to the Dean of the Faculty of Biology, Chemistry & Earth Sciences by 13th September 2017. Application documents cannot be returned to the applicant, and if unsuccessful, the files will be properly disposed of in accordance with data protection law. Please also submit an identical copy of your application as a single PDF file (up to 30 MB) to

Closing date: 13.09.2017
Closing date: 13 September 2017 Published on on date 13 July 2017
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