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Assistant Professor in Inorganic Chemistry, with focus on materials

Assistant Professor in Inorganic Chemistry, with focus on materials

Ref. No. SU FV-0308-18

at the Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry. Closing date: 31 March 2018.

Stockholm University, a modern university with a multicultural environment, is one of the world’s leading education institutes. Here more than 35,000 students and 5,000 staff are active within science, the humanities and the social sciences.

Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry (MMK – is a leading institution in materials synthesis and processing, structural characterization and materials applications. It compromises the research areas physical chemistry, inorganic and structural chemistry, and materials chemistry, the latter is one of the leading research areas of Stockholm University. The extensive research activities of MMK span over materials chemistry, solid state chemistry and applied colloid chemistry focusing on e.g. porous materials, hybrid materials, intermetallics, ceramics and soft matter. Understanding the synthesis-structure-property relationships is our focuses. Important characterization methods at the department today are X-ray, electron and neutron scattering, scanning and transmission electron microscopy and various spectroscopic methods.

MMK gives a number of courses in chemistry at bachelor level and are host for the masters programme in materials chemistry.

To this strong research and educational environment MMK is now making a strategic recruitment of an assistant professor in inorganic chemistry with focus on materials.

Subject/subject description
Inorganic chemistry, with focus on materials includes synthesis, structural characterization and properties of materials.

Main responsibilities
Research and in addition some teaching and supervision.

Qualification requirements
In order to qualify for the position as assistant professor, the applicant must have received a doctoral degree or equivalent qualifications. In the first instance, an applicant should be considered who has received a doctoral degree or equivalent qualifications no more than seven years before the deadline for applications.

All teaching positions at Stockholm University require the ability to collaborate and the general ability and suitability to perform one’s duties.

Assessment criteria
In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills. Teaching skills will also be considered.

The assessment of research skills will focus primarily on merits within the subject area of the position.

Additional information
Female applicants are particularly welcome, as most teachers at the Faculty are men.

An assistant professor is employed until further notice, but no longer than four years. The contract may be extended to a maximum of six years under special circumstances, such as due to sick leave or parental leave.

An assistant professor may, on application, be promoted to a permanent position as associate professor. Specific criteria for promotion from assistant professor to associate professor have been established by the Faculty of Science and can be found at

An application for promotion to associate professor should be submitted to the faculty at least nine months before the appointment as assistant professor expires.

An employee seeking promotion to associate professor is expected to be able to teach in Swedish.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.

Further information about the position can be obtained from the Head of the Department, Professor Gunnar Svensson, telephone: +46 8 16 45 05,

For questions regarding the application process, please contact administrator Mikael Stenberg, telephone: +46 8 16 45 05,

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64,, Lisbeth Häggberg (Fackförbundet ST and Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 20 00 (operator), and (SEKO).

Apply for the position at Stockholm University’s recruitment system by clicking the “Apply” button. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

We would appreciate it if your application is written in English. Since it will be examined by international experts, English is the working language.

The University’s rules of employment and instructions for applicants are available at: Instructions – Applicants.

You are welcome to apply! 

Closing date: 31/03/2018

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