Professorship (W2) (6 years/tenure track) of Transmission Electron Microscopy of Nanostructures

Munich (Landkreis), Bayern (DE)
Aug 03, 2020
Sep 30, 2020
Job Type
Full time

As one of Europe’s leading research universities, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) in Munich is committed to the highest international standards of excellence in research and teaching. Building on its more than 500-year-long tradition, it offers a broad spectrum that covers all areas of knowledge within its 18 Faculties, ranging from the humanities, law, economics and social sciences, to medicine and the natural sciences.

The Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy invites applications for a

Professorship (W2) (6 years/tenure track) of
Transmission Electron Microscopy of Nanostructures

commencing as soon as possible.

This position is intended to strengthen the newly founded Excellence Cluster e-conversion, which addresses fundamental research efforts in mechanisms of energy conversion processes, particularly at the nanoscale. The candidate is expected to develop strong interactions with faculty within e-conversion and to support the overall mission of the cluster. The position is associated with a state-of-the-art electron microscopy facility at the Department of Chemistry offering several scanning and transmission electron microscopes, including a beam-corrected field emission instrument, focused ion beam and several spectroscopic capabilities.

The successful candidate is expected to have a Ph.D. degree in Chemistry, Physics or related fields, as well as an established research record in modern transmission electron microscopy. Candidates are expected to conduct an independent research program that complements existing research efforts within the cluster e-conversion and the Department of Chemistry.

LMU Munich seeks to appoint a highly qualified junior academic to this professorship and, therefore, especially encourages early-career scholars to apply. Prerequisites for this position are a university degree and a doctoral degree or a comparable specific qualification. With an excellent record in research and teaching to date, prospective candidates will have demonstrated the potential for an outstanding academic career.

The initial appointment will be for six years. After a minimum of three years, it can be converted into a permanent position pending a positive evaluation of the candidate’s performance in research and teaching as well as his or her personal aptitude and if all legal conditions are met.

Under the terms of the “LMU Academic Career Program”, in exceptional cases and subject to outstanding performance in research and teaching, the position may be converted from a W2 into a W3 Full Professorship at a later date.

LMU Munich makes a point of providing newly appointed professors with various types of support, such as welcoming services and assistance for dual career couples.

LMU Munich is an equal opportunity employer. The University continues to be very successful in increasing the number of female faculty members and strongly encourages applications from female candidates. Further information is available from the faculty’s women’s representative ( LMU Munich intends to enhance the diversity of its faculty members. Furthermore, disabled candidates with essentially equal qualifications will be given preference.

Please submit your application comprising a curriculum vitae, documentation of academic degrees and certificates, summary of teaching activities, as well as a list of publications and invited lectures, a brief summary of present and future research interests, and up to three relevant publications electronically as a single pdf file (up to 10 MB) to the Dean of the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, email:, no later than September 30, 2020.