Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry at the Faculty of Science, University of Basel invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in Physical Chemistry.

Your position

The new professor will be expected to lead an internationally visible research program in experimental and/or theoretical/computational physical chemistry within the Department of Chemistry and to contribute to teaching at all levels of the BSc and MSc programs.

Your profile

We are looking for outstanding candidates with proven expertise in experimental and/or theoretical/computational physical chemistry. The applicants must have a PhD degree in chemistry or a related field, and an excellent track record of research activities and publications. Complementarities between the candidate's research plans and expertise and existing activities at the Department are desirable. Possible research areas include, but are not limited to, experimental and theoretical/computational exploration of (complex) molecular systems, spectroscopy and chemical dynamics.

We offer

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Basel provides excellent research and teaching conditions in a stimulating and vibrant environment. It maintains a wide range of collaborations with other departments of the University of Basel, as well as the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. For further information see: http://www.chemie.unibas.ch. The University of Basel is an equal opportunity and family friendly employer committed to excellence through diversity. We explicitly encourage female candidates to apply.

Application / Contact

Applications including a CV, a list of publications, a letter of motivation and a statement of past, present and future research and teaching (max. 4 pages) should be addressed to Prof. Dr. Marcel Mayor, Dean of the Faculty of Science and submitted online as one single PDF. In addition, applicants are asked during online submission to provide names of at least three referees to submit confidential letters of reference.

Requests for further information may be addressed to: Prof. Dr. Olivier Baudoin, Head of the Department of Chemistry, University of Basel (olivier.baudoin@unibas.ch). Questions concerning the online application process should be addressed to the Office of the Dean (dekanat-philnat@unibas.ch).

The deadline for receipt of applications is November 15, 2021.


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