The Department of Chemistry at the Technische Universität
Darmstadt invites applications for a
Assistant professorship (W2, tenure track)
for Theoretical Chemistry (Code. No. 530)
to be filled as soon as possible.
This Assistant Professorship strengthens the cross-disciplinary research
priority "Theoretical Chemistry" of the department in the field of quantum
chemistry. We look for candidates who work on the development
and application of quantum chemistry calculation methods. These may
include highly correlated-, or more efficient, wavefunction-based techniques,
or methods based on density functional theory. Collaboration
with experimental groups in the department on practical chemical
questions is expected. Examples include questions in the field of homogeneous
or heterogeneous catalysis, functional principles of drug action
and design, polymers or energy materials, and the interpretation and
prediction of spectroscopic parameters.
He or she will be expected to teach undergraduate level courses and
graduate level courses in theoretical chemistry and contribute to the
general teaching duties of the department in main and secondary
The successful candidate demonstrates an outstanding scientific profile
in quantum chemistry together with excellent future development
The professorship is financed by funds from the "Bund-Länder-Programm
zur Förderung des wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchses".
Regulations on the maximum period of scientific activities after the
acquisition of the PhD degree as well as all additional requirements for
employment are subject to § 64 section 3 HHG in the respective current
versions. The Assistant Professorship is designed as Qualification
Professorship as per § 64 HHG. For the position the option for a
tenured full professorship after a successful tenure procedure is given.
The position is initially limited to six years. Remuneration follows the
German W-Besoldung at level W2 Hessisches Besoldungsgesetz.
The Technische Universität Darmstadt intends to increase the number
of female employees and encourages female candidates to apply. In
case of equal qualifications applicants with a degree of disability of at
least 50 or equal will be given preference. Part-time employment is
The Technische Universität Darmstadt is certified as a family-friendly
university and offers a dual career program.
Applications mentioning the above code-no. are to be sent to the Dean
of the Department of Chemistry, Technische Universität Darmstadt,
Alarich-Weiss-Straße 4, D-64287 Darmstadt , and should include a
curriculum vitae together with certificates, publication list, research
proposal (max. 5 pages), third party funding, a record of teaching
activities, departmental duties, scientific accomplishments and
participation in joined research activities. An electronic copy
preferentially in PDF-format is also requested and should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Application deadline: January 15, 2018