Professor in Inorganic Chemistry

University of Copenhagen Department of Chemistry

Professor in Inorganic Chemistry

Department of Chemistry
Faculty of Science

University of Copenhagen

The Department of chemistry has an opening as full professor in molecule-based quantum information processing. The position is envisaged as leader of experimental research in molecular systems of potential relevance to the field of quantum information processing. This can encompass elements of synthesis, spectroscopic, magnetic and structural characterization. The ideal candidate will, from a chemical platform, be able to collaborate with physicists and theoreticians. A track record of use of advanced large-scale international facilities will be considered an advantage.

Applicants are required to have university level teaching experience, documented teaching competencies and must be able to explain and reflect upon own teaching practice and portfolio. Formal pedagogical training or supervision equivalent to the University of Copenhagen teacher training programme for assistant professors is required.

Duties include the applicant’s own research, development of the field, assessment tasks, grant applications, and research management such as supervision and training of research fellows and other staff. The successful applicant must also teach, supervise, prepare and participate in examinations, and fulfill other tasks requested by the Department.

Assessment of applicants will primarily consider their level of documented, original scientific production at an international level, including contributions to developments in their field, as well as their documented teaching qualifications. Managerial and out-reach qualifications of applicants including ability to attract external funding will also be considered.

Six overall criteria apply for professor appointments at the University of Copenhagen. The six criteria (research, teaching, societal impact, organisational contribution, external funding and leadership) are considered a framework for an overall assessment of the candidates. Furthermore, each candidate must be assessed according to the specific requirements stated in the job advertisement.
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The section of Inorganic Chemistry has research activities of relevance for the position within coordination chemistry, magnetism and spectroscopy. The section is well equipped with SQUID magnetometry, EPR-spectroscopy, MCD, CD and CPL spectroscopies. In particular the section work with molecular paramagnetic systems and architectures based on such systems.

Further information on the Department is linked at Inquiries about the position can be made to Pernille Harris.

The position is open from 1st of August 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Terms of employment
The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.

Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

The application including all attachments must be in English and submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include

  • Curriculum vitae including information about external funding
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Research plan – description of current and future research plans
  • Description and documentation of teaching experience and qualifications according to university guidelines
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate reprints of 5 particularly relevant papers

The deadline for applications is Sunday 5 February 2023 (year), 23:59 GMT +1.

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.

You can read about the recruitment process at

Interviews/trial lectures will be held on 22 May 2023

Please refer to the following no. in future communication in this case: 211-0210/22-2K



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Application deadline: 05-02-2023
Employment start: 01-08-2023
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: Department of Chemistry