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Professorship (W2) (6 years/tenure track) of Theoretical Chemistry

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy
Munich (Stadt), Bayern (DE)
Closing date
May 28, 2021
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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
Theoretical Chemistry

commencing as soon as possible.

The professorship is expected to strengthen the field of Theoretical Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry and to be sufficiently different and complementary to the research directions of the existing Chair of Theoretical Chemistry (Prof. Ochsenfeld). It is expected that the newly appointed professor will actively participate in the excellence cluster e-conversion and/or in collaborative research centers of the Department of Chemistry at LMU Munich. Contributions to the fields of materials sciences and/or biological chemistry are desired.

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 in the field of Theoretical Chemistry 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. It is expected that the appointed professor is able to teach the field of Theoretical Chemistry in its entire broadness.

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 requirements 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 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 preferred 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 28th May 2021.

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