RWTH Aachen University (RWTH Aachen)

Full Professor (W3) in Organic Chemistry

RWTH Aachen University (RWTH Aachen)

Aachen, Germany

Full Professor (W3)in Organic Chemistry
Faculty of Mathematics, Computer Science and Natural Sciences

We are seeking qualified applicants for teaching and research in the area of organic chemistry. The starting date is 01.04.2020. An internationally recognized scientific profile in a modern, future-directed field of organic chemistry is essential.

The existing focus areas of the institute shall be strengthened and supplemented. Contributions in large scale collaborative research projects are expected; cooperation with other departments of the faculty, other faculties of the university or institutions, contributing to profile areas of the university as well as the RWTH focus “Life Sciences” is desired. The duties of this professorship include an adequate participation in covering the teaching obligations of the Department of Chemistry. Successful grant applications are expected.

A Ph.D. degree is required; additionally, Habilitation (postdoctoral lecturing qualification), an exemplary record of research achievement as an assistant / an associate / a junior professor or university researcher and/or an outstanding career
outside academia are highly desirable. Ability in and commitment to teaching are essential. The application should include supporting documents regarding success in teaching.

German is not necessary to begin but will be expected as a teaching language within the first 5 years.

The application should contain a cover letter, a description of research aims and a CV.

Please send a cover letter stating research aims and a CV to:
Dekan der Fakultät der RWTH
Aachen University, Prof. Dr.
U. Simon, 52056 Aachen.

In addition, please complete the questionnaire, accessible at

You can also send your application via email to:

Please note, however, that communication via unencrypted e-mail poses a threat to confidentiality as it is potentially vulnerable to unauthorized access by third parties.

The deadline for applications is 15.10.2019.

This position is also available as part-time employment per request.

RWTH Aachen University is certified as a family-friendly university and offers a dual career program for partner hiring. We particularly welcome and encourage applications from women, disabled people and ethnic minority groups, recognizing they are underrepresented across RWTH Aachen University. The principles of fair and open competition apply and appointments will be made on merit.


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Full Professor (W3) in Organic Chemistry