211-0209/22-2K Professor in Organic Chemistry

Professor in Organic Chemistry
Department of Chemistry
Faculty of Science
University of Copenhagen

The Department of Chemistry, University of Copenhagen, has an opening as full professor in the area of organic chemistry with an emphasis on synthesis and supramolecular chemistry. Candidates should have a background in the design and synthesis of functional organic molecules exhibiting specific properties that could be of further relevance for biology, medicinal chemistry or materials science. Candidates should also be familiar with various spectroscopic techniques used to characterize supramolecular systems and advanced organic molecules

Applicants are required to have university level teaching experience, documented teaching competencies and must be able to explain and reflect upon own teaching practice and portfolio. Formal pedagogical training or supervision equivalent to the University of Copenhagen teacher training programme for assistant professors is required.

Duties include the applicant’s own research, development of the field, assessment tasks, grant applications, and research management such as supervision and training of research fellows and other staff. The successful applicant must also teach, supervise, prepare and participate in examinations, and fulfill other tasks requested by the Department.

Assessment of applicants will primarily consider their level of documented, original scientific production at an international level, including contributions to developments in their field, as well as their documented teaching qualifications. Managerial and out-reach qualifications of applicants including ability to attract external funding will also be considered.

Six overall criteria apply for professor appointments at the University of Copenhagen. The six criteria (research, teaching, societal impact, organisational contribution, external funding and leadership) are considered a framework for an overall assessment of the candidates. Furthermore, each candidate must be assessed according to the specific requirements stated in the job advertisement.
Please read more at https://jobportal.ku.dk/videnskabelige-stillinger/kriterier-for-videnskabelige-stillinger/dokumenter-til-meritering/5c_Criteria_for_recognising_merit_-professors.pdf .

The section of Organic Chemistry has research activities within organic synthesis and physical organic chemistry. Organic synthesis focuses in part on development of new reactions and in part on development of bio-mimetic scaffolds, functional pi-conjugated molecules, organic macromolecules and host-guest systems to be employed in biomimetic catalysis, intelligent medication, conducting polymers, and molecular electronics or as bio-modulators, sensors, dyes, and photoswitches. The research activities in physical organic chemistry focus on reaction mechanisms, electron transfer processes, optical properties of molecules, and studies of non-covalent interactions.

Further information on the Department is linked at https://www.science.ku.dk/english/about-the-faculty/organisation/. Inquiries about the position can be made to Pernille Harris.

The position is open from 1st August 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.

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

Terms of employment
The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.

Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

The application including all attachments must be in English and submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include

  • Curriculum vitae including information about external funding
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Research plan – description of current and future research plans
  • Description and documentation of teaching experience and qualifications according to university guidelines
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate reprints of 5 particularly relevant papers

The deadline for applications is Sunday 5 February 2023, 23:59 GMT +1.

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.

You can read about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

Interviews/trial lectures will be held on 25 Maj 2023.  

Please refer to the following no. in future communication in this case: 211-0209/22-2K

 

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Application deadline: 05-02-2023
Employment start: 01-08-2023
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: Department of Chemistry

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