Professor of Physical Chemistry of Functional Interfaces

University of Tubingen Faculty of Science

Tenure-Track Professor of Physical Chemistry of Functional Interfaces (m/f/d)

Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry

Application deadline : 06.01.2021

The Department of Chemistry of the Faculty of Science at Tübingen University invites applications for the position of

Tenure-Track Professor of Physical Chemistry of Functional Interfaces (m/f/d)

The position is due to commence on April 1, 2021.

The successful candidate is expected to establish an independent research group and to teach Physical Chemistry / Nanoscience at all university levels. The position has a teaching load of four hours per week prior to interim evaluation, and six hours thereafter. The research focus should be on the exploration of phenomena of functional interfaces and their spectroscopic and microscopic characterization to investigate their optical, electronic and further properties. 

Required qualifications include an outstanding doctoral thesis in experimental studies of functional interfaces and their spectroscopic characterization, recognizable potential for internationally visible publications in leading international peer-reviewed journals, and teaching experience. 

Applicants for a tenure track professorship with a PhD from Tübingen must have changed universities after completing their doctorates or have worked in academia for at least two years somewhere other than the University of Tübingen.

If the final evaluation after six years is positive, this professorship will be upgraded to a full (W3) professorship with no re-advertising of the position. Detailed information on the criteria underlying the interim evaluation and promotion to the tenured position may be found in our guidelines for tenure review under the following link: There you can also find information on this employment category.

The University of Tübingen is particularly interested in increasing the number of women in research and teaching and therefore strongly encourages women candidates to apply. In line with its internationalization agenda, the university welcomes applications from researchers outside Germany. Applications from equally qualified candidates with disabilities will be given preference.

Applicants must be in an early stage of their career; those who have completed a habilitation will therefore be excluded.

Applications with supporting documents (cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, list of publications and teaching experience, certificates/diplomas) as well as a teaching statement and a research statement including collaboration plans, along with the completed application form ( should be sent by email as a single PDF-file to the Dean of the Faculty of Science, University of Tuebingen, Germany (careerspam by January 6, 2021. Enquiries may be directed to this address.