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

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy
Munich (Stadt), Bayern (DE)
Closing date
Jan 18, 2022
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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
Biophysical Chemistry

commencing as soon as possible.

The successful candidate is expected to have a Ph.D. degree in Chemistry, Physics or related fields and has a proven track record in the field of synthetic lifelike systems or in the field of methods development for sensing and actuation in complex environments. Candidates are expected to develop an independent internationally competitive research program that complements existing research efforts within the Department of Chemistry.

The professorship will support the recently launched Engineering Life Initiative between the Faculties of Chemistry and Pharmacy and the Faculty of Physics in which fundamental questions with respect to the synthesis of synthetic lifelike systems are addressed. It is expected that the candidate will build substantial cooperation within the Engineering Life Initiative and will contribute to further networks such as the ONE MUNICH STRATEGY FORUM Project ”Munich Multiscale Biofabrication Network”.

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 should have already 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, equally qualified candidates with disabilities will be given preference.

Please submit your application comprising the following material: a curriculum vitae, documentation of academic degrees and certificates, summary of teaching activities, a list of publications and invited lectures, a brief summary of present and future research and up to three relevant publications. Applications should be submitted 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 14 January 2022.

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