The Department of Chemistry of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences of the University of Cologne is appointing a
Junior Professorship (W1 Tenure Track to W2) in Physical Chemistry (Biointegrated Photonics)
at the earliest possible date.
The junior professorship will be affiliated with the Research Center for “NanoBioPhotonics”, which has recently been established with funds from an Alexander von Humboldt Professorship. It bridges the existing key profile areas ""Ageing-Associated Diseases"" and ""Quantum Matters and Materials"" at the University of Cologne. Applicants should complement and expand the activities of the Research Center and the Department of Chemistry in an effective manner, e. g. by developing bio-integrated photonic devices or novel functional imaging methods. We seek synergies regarding experimental methods, e. g. fluorescence spectroscopy, optical sensing, material/sample processing and cell and tissue culture.
We are looking for a junior scientist, who is well recognized for her/his outstanding scientific achievements within her/his peer group. The applicant must have the potential to develop an internationally leading independent research profile.
Commitment to the acquisition of third-party funding and to teaching in Physical Chemistry are expected. Collaboration with members of the Chemistry Department as well as other activities of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences and the Faculty of Medicine is expected.
Qualification requirements are in accord with §36 of the Universities Act of North Rhine-Westphalia (HG NRW).
In the third year after entering into office, an interim evaluation is held. This serves as the basis for the decision as to whether an extension for a further three years will be granted to the candidate. At the latest, a final evaluation is held in the sixth year after entering into office. On this basis, a decision will be reached as to whether the candidate will be given tenure at W2 level. Both evaluations are carried out according to the Regulations for Quality Assurance in Tenure Track Procedures at the University of Cologne. W1 professorships comprise a teaching load of four hours per week (i.e. two 90-minute courses per semester) in the first qualification phase and five hours per week in the second qualification phase. W2 professorships comprise a teaching load of nine semester hours per week.
The University of Cologne is committed to equal opportunities and diversity. Women are expressly encouraged to apply and given priority in accordance with the Equal Opportunities Act of North Rhine-Westphalia (Landesgleichstellungsgesetz – LGG NRW). We also expressly welcome applications from people with special needs or of equal status.
Applications should include a letter of motivation with a research statement accompanied by supporting documents (CV, complete publication list, information on external funding, a list of teaching activities, proposals for future teaching, academic achievements and honours). Applications should be submitted via the Academic Job Portal of the University of Cologne (https://professorships.uni-koeln.de) no later than November 15th, 2019 to the Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Cologne, Albertus-Magnus-Platz, D-50923 Cologne, Germany, E-Mail: email@example.com