Junior Professor of Polymers for Electro-Optical and Sensor Applications

Faculty of Biology, Chemistry & Earth Sciences

Application deadline:

The University of Bayreuth is a research-oriented university with internationally competitive, interdisciplinary focus areas in research and teaching. The Faculty of Biology, Chemistry & Earth Sciences at the University of Bayreuth is currently seeking to appoint a

Junior Professor of Polymers for Electro-Optical and Sensor Applications (salary grade W1) with Tenure Track to W3

to commence as soon as possible. This is a fixed-term civil service position.

We are looking for a scholar with development potential who can fully represent macromolecular chemistry in research and teaching in the future and complement and strengthen the profile of the University of Bayreuth in the field of polymer research.

In research, the future postholder should be experienced in current and promising fields of polymer research. Research activities should focus on the synthesis and structure-property relationships of novel functional macromolecules, their analytics and their applications, especially in the field of electro-optical and sensory applications.

It is assumed that the successful applicant will acquire third-party funding for his/her research projects, e.g. within the framework of Collaborative Research Centres and programmes such as DFG grants, the DFG Emmy Noether Programme or ERC grants. Close cooperation with existing research groups of the faculty and participation in the cross-faculty focus areas Polymer and Colloid Science and Advanced Materials as well as the Bavarian Polymer Institute (BPI), the Bayreuth Institute for Macromolecular Research (BIMF) and cross-university cooperation, especially in the IRTG OPTEXC and other currently proposed collaborative projects of the University of Bayreuth is expected.

The successful applicant should represent the teaching of macromolecular chemistry in its full breadth, e.g. in the bachelor's programme Polymer & Colloid Chemistry and the master's programme Polymer Science as well as in other programmes, e.g. Sustainable Chemistry & Energy at the University of Bayreuth. The courses in the bachelor's programmes are to be offered in German, in the master's programmes mainly in English. Participation in the doctoral programme Polymer Science is planned.

In addition to the general administrative requirements, prerequisites for this position are a university degree, proven excellence in teaching, and the ability to carry out scholarly research (generally demonstrated by the quality of the applicant’s doctoral research). No more than four years should have passed since the completion of the doctorate (date of the doctoral certificate). The hiring requirements of the Bayreuth Track Regulations also apply.

The successful candidate will initially be hired as a fixed-term civil servant for a period of three years and may be extended for an additional three years upon successful evaluation as a university lecturer in the third year of employment. The teaching load is currently set at 5 hours of instruction in the first phase and 7 hours of instruction in the second phase.

The University of Bayreuth views the diversity of its staff as an asset and is expressly committed to the goal of gender equality. Female scholars and any persons who can help make the research and teaching profile of the university more diverse are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants with children are highly welcome. The University of Bayreuth is a member of the best practice club Family at University, and it offers dual career support for career-oriented partners of highly qualified employees. In addition, an extended audit conducted by the German Rectors’ Conference (HRK) returned a favourable review for the University of Bayreuth’s commitment to internationalization. All qualifications being equal, applicants with disabilities will be given priority.

Applications (CV, outlining education and academic career, list of publications, list of courses taught, experience obtaining external funding, as well as copies of all diplomas and certificates) are to be submitted electronically to the Dean of the Faculty of Biology, Chemistry & Earth Sciences Prof. Dr. Benedikt Westermann via https://uni-bayreuth.berufungsportal.de by 15.02.2023. Applicants are welcome to direct questions and requests for further information to the dean at dekan.bcg@uni-bayreuth.de. Application documents will be permanently disposed of in accordance with data protection law following the conclusion of the appointment process.