Chair (W3) of Physical Chemistry

Dresden, Sachsen (DE)
27 Jan 2023
End of advertisement period
29 Mar 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Technische Universität Dresden (TUD), as a University of Excellence, is one of the leading and most dynamic research institutions in the country. Founded in 1828, today it is a globally oriented, regionally anchored top university as it focuses on the grand challenges of the 21st century. lt develops innovative solutions for the world's most pressing issues. In research and academic programs, the university unites the natural and engineering sciences with the humanities, social sciences and medicine. This wide range of disciplines is a special feature, facilitating interdisciplinarity and transfer of science to society. As a modern employer, it offers attractive working conditions to all employees in teaching, research, technology and administration. The goal is to promote and develop their individual abilities while empowering everyone to reach their full potential. TUD embodies a university culture that is characterized by cosmopolitanism, mutual appreciation, thriving innovation and active participation. For TUD diversity is an essential feature and a quality criterion of an excellent university. Accordingly, we welcome all applicants who would like to commit themselves, their achievements and productivity to the success of the whole institution.

At the Faculty of Chemistry and Food Chemistry the 

Chair (W3) of Physical Chemistry

is to be filled as of October 1, 2024.

You (m/f/x) will represent the entire field of physical chemistry in all aspects of teaching and research. Your research is expected to focus on a current field of experimental physical chemistry. The chair should complement the existing research directions in physical and theoretical chemistry at TU Dresden in a synergetic way and play a leading role in current strategic initiatives of the Faculty of Chemistry and Food Chemistry as well as those of TU Dresden. Your teaching activities shall cover physical chemistry as a major subject in all degree programs of the Faculty of Chemistry and Food Chemistry as well as a minor subject in degree programs of other faculties with both German and English as teaching languages. We explicitly require your active participation in interdisciplinary projects (e.g. SFB 1415, GRK 2767), the Excellence Initiative of the Federal and State Governments 2026, in academic self-administration, and in cooperation with non-academic research institutes located in Dresden.

We expect candidates to be internationally visible through their successful, independent scientific work in their respective fields of research. Your research should be focused on the physical understanding of chemical processes and to provide links to other research groups at TU Dresden and associated research institutes. Furthermore, we seek a person with extensive experience in teaching physical chemistry, special didactic skills, willingness to cooperate and to participate in strategic initiatives as well as success in raising third-party funds. Applicants must fulfill the employment qualification requirements of § 58 of the Act on the Autonomy of Institutions of Higher Education in the Free State of Saxony (SächsHSFG).

For further questions, please contact the chairperson of the appointment committee, Prof. Inez Weidinger (Tel. +49 351 463-33633; email:

TUD strives to employ more women in academia and research. We therefore expressly encourage women to apply. The University is a certified family-friendly university and offers a Dual Career Service. We welcome applications from candidates with disabilities. If multiple candidates prove to be equally qualified, those with disabilities or with equivalent status pursuant to the German Social Code IX (SGB IX) will receive priority for employment. If you have any questions about these topics, please contact the Equal Opportunities Officer of the Faculty of Chemistry and Food Chemistry (Dr. Anke Matura, +49 351 463 35505, or Representative of Employees with Disabilities (Mr. Roberto Lemmrich, +49 351 463 33175).

Please send your application together with a curriculum vitae in table form, a synopsis of your academic career, a list of academic publications, a list of courses, results of teaching evaluations covering the last three years, a research and teaching concept, offprints of your five most important publications, summary of your third-party funding, and a copy of the certificate of your highest academic degree in writing until March 29, 2023 (stamped arrival date of the university central mail service applies) preferably in electronic form (one PDF file) via the SecureMail portal of TU Dresden, to or as a hard copy to: TU Dresden, Dekan der Fakultät Chemie und Lebensmittelchemie, Herrn Prof. Dr. Stefan Kaskel, Helmholtzstr. 10, 01069 Dresden, Germany. 

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