Tenure Track Assistant/Associate Professor Physical Molecular Chemistry 1.0 fte

University of Groningen

Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences

Since its foundation in 1614, the University of Groningen has enjoyed an international reputation as a dynamic and innovative center of higher education offering high-quality teaching and research. Study and career paths in a wide variety of disciplines encourage currently more than 30,000 students and researchers to develop their individual talents. Belonging to the best research universities in Europe, the top 100 universities in the world and joining forces with prestigious partner universities and networks, the University of Groningen is truly an international place of knowledge.

Job description
This position is embedded within the Stratingh Institute for Chemistry of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. The research expected to be performed within physical molecular chemistry will contribute in particular to a better understanding of novel molecular (functional) materials. Among the big questions here is how soft materials (liquids, gels, foams, colloids) respond to physical and chemical stimuli and how this can be studied and influenced at the molecular level. Progress in the study of (chemical reactions at) interfaces is an important field as well requiring novel techniques and approaches.

The appointed assistant/associate professor is expected to engage in original research within the field of physical and molecular chemistry (interpreted broadly) and its boundaries with other disciplines; to secure research funding and engage in the management of research projects; to disseminate his/her research through publication in scholarly journals, participation in international conferences and seminars, and through other media; and to engage in knowledge-transfer activities. The research themes should strengthen the overall research programme in the Stratingh Institute for Chemistry through the development of complimentary research lines.

The appointee is expected to contribute to lecturing, project supervision and practical courses in the chemistry programme and to the training and supervision of PhD students. The candidate is expected to be an inspiring teacher for a diverse audience of undergraduate and graduate students in Chemistry. The candidate is expected to have an active interest and to provide a positive contribution to the management and organizational tasks of the institute. At the level of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, the candidate will contribute to the organization of the faculty, for example by participating in working groups and committees, in the fields of teaching, research and management. The candidate will participate in relevant national and international organizations.

You have:
• a PhD degree in the relevant field
• at least two years postdoctoral experience abroad (industrial experience can partially compensate for this requirement)
• excellent research qualities, as evidenced by a publication record in international peer-reviewed journals and renowned conferences, and a relevant international network
• teaching and organizational experience appropriate to career stage
• evidence of successful acquisition of external funding appropriate to career stage.

You are:
• a team player with good communications skills
• open to collaboration with other scientific areas within the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences and the Stratingh Institute for Chemistry
• willing to fulfill the requirements for the University Teaching Qualification
• willing to learn the Dutch language.

Conditions of employment
The University of Groningen offers a gross monthly salary dependent on qualifications and work experience from € 3,427 (salary scale 11 Dutch Universities) up to a maximum of € 5,330 (scale 12) gross per month for a fulltime position. The appointment for Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) will be initially for a maximum of 6 years at the level of tenure track assistant professor. After 5 years, an assessment of performance based on established criteria will take place. If the outcome of the assessment is positive, the assistant professor will be promoted to associate professor with tenure. There will be another assessment at the end of a further 4-7 year period for the promotion to full professor. The appointment of Associate Professor will be a tenured appointment. The gross monthly salary, dependent on qualifications and work experience, will be from € 4,749 (salary scale 13 Dutch Universities) up to a maximum of € 6,349 (salary scale 14) gross per month for a fulltime position. There will be an assessment at the end of a 4-7 -years period for the promotion to full professor. In addition to the primary salary, the University offers 8% holiday allowance and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%. The University of Groningen provides career services for partners of new faculty members moving to Groningen. The University of Groningen has adopted an active policy to increase the number of female scientists across all disciplines of the university. Therefore, female candidates are especially encouraged to apply. Interviews will take place in week 6 (6 to 10 February 2017). Applications You may apply for this position until 30 November / 1 December 2016 Dutch local time by means of the application form (click on ‘Apply’ below on this advertisement on the University website). Interested candidates are invited to submit a complete application including: • a letter of motivation • a curriculum vitae, including a list of publications • a list of five self-selected ‘best papers’ • a statement about teaching goals and experience and a description of scientific interest and plans • the names of three references complete with title and contact information. Unsolicited marketing is not appreciated.

Additional information
For additional information, please contact:
Prof. A.J. (Adriaan) Minnaard, Director of the Stratingh Institute for Chemistry

In your application, please always include the job opening ID 216293
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Description of the position
Information about the research institute
The document Career Paths in Science edition 3

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