Professor in Inorganic Chemistry

tirsdag 20 apr 21

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DTU Chemistry invites applications for a position as full professor in Inorganic Chemistry. The position focuses on new contributions to sustainable chemistry.

We need a professor in Inorganic Chemistry to strengthen the department’s research and education within advanced materials chemistry, e.g., catalysis, energy-related, or environmental applications. The professorship is a part of the section for Organic and Inorganic Chemistry and is expected to interact closely with the other faculty members, as well as faculty from other DTU departments and other universities.

You will play a key role in:

  • Investigating the interplay between advanced synthesis, characterization, and extensive understanding of materials with unique and superior properties adapted to the target applications
  • understanding complex chemical systems at the molecular level by using state-of-the-art tools in experimental chemistry
  • initiating, supervising, and communicating fundamental and applied research in the field of inorganic chemistry

Your track record proves your ability to attract national and international funding, lead large-scale international research projects, and publish and disseminate research at a high international level. You are keen to further develop the collaboration with national and international research institutes and industries through collaborative projects to strengthen and develop inorganic chemistry in Denmark.

You will get a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment, collaborating and networking with research colleagues from all over the world. The position offers academic freedom, tempered by responsibility, in an ambitious department with recognized academic excellence, innovation, and education within advanced and applied chemistry.

You have gained international recognition within the research field. You are able to combine high-level research and publication activity with the exploitation of research results in interaction with industry.

We are among the internationally leading departments of chemistry within several topics under the main areas: physical chemistry, inorganic chemistry, and organic chemistry. We are responsible for research-based teaching at the BSc, MSc, as well as PhD level. We actively support career paths through talent management, and we culture internal collaboration between scientists and scientific disciplines. The Department has 150 employees including presently 25 faculty members.

You are expected to take a lead role in teaching at the BEng, BSc, MSc, and PhD levels. You will be expected to learn Danish and be able to teach in Danish after 3 years. DTU can provide Danish language courses.

You will be assessed against the responsibilities and qualifications stated above and the following general criteria:

  • Documented experience and quality of teaching and curriculum development
  • Research impact and experience, funding track record and research vision
  • International impact and experience
  • Societal impact
  • Innovativeness, including commercialization and collaboration with industry
  • Leadership, collaboration, and interdisciplinary skills
  • Communication skills

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The salary for the position will be determined by the applicant’s qualifications and in agreement with the relevant union. Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Ministerial Order on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Head of Section, Professor Jens Ø. Duus, tel.: +45 4525 2451/+45 2083 5207.

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Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 11 May 2021 (Danish time).

Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • Application (cover letter) addressed to the President
  • Vision for teaching and research
  • CV including employment history, list of publications indicating scientific highlights, H-index and ORCID (see
  • Teaching portfolio including documentation of teaching experience
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)

You can learn more about the recruitment process here.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

DTU Chemistry is among the internationally leading departments of chemistry within several topics under the main areas: physical chemistry, inorganic chemistry, and organic chemistry.

The department is responsible for teaching at the BSc, MSc as well as PhD level. The teaching activities are closely related to the active research projects of the department. The research is advanced chemistry ranging from relatively fundamental to almost applied research within chemistry with a polytechnic approach. The purpose is to explore the methods and concepts of modern chemistry which also relates to neighboring fields such as nanotechnology, physics, and biochemistry. Many research projects are aiming at applications within areas such as energy, pharmaceuticals, catalysis, and materials. The research is often performed in close collaboration with Danish and international industry or universities. The Department has approximately 150 employees.

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