University Professorship for Inorganic Solid State and Materials Chemistry at Technical University of Darmstadt

In the Department of Chemistry at Technical University of Darmstadt, in the Department of Inorganic Chemistry of the Eduard Zintl Institute, there is an opening for a

University Professorship (W3) for “Inorganic Solid State and Materials Chemistry”

Code No. 330

We are looking for a nationally and internationally recognized and visible personality who fully represents inorganic solid state chemistry. The thematic focus should be in the following areas:

  • Development and application of established as well as innovative, novel synthesis methods in solid state chemistry, preferably in terms of sustainability and/or resource conservation.
  • Application of classical solid-state analytical methods, which may include in-situ characterization with diffraction methods and/or a possible focus on synchrotron methods or neutron diffraction on solids.

In view of the SFB 1487 “Iron, upgraded!” (, the research direction should be directly related to the research questions and the research strategy of the department (, especially in the area of sustainable catalysis, and should allow a connection to the research areas of energy storage, energy conversion or heterogeneous catalysis. In the context of the Excellence Initiative, a possible collaboration in CleanCircles ( is desired; cooperation possibilities with researchers from other departments should be presented.

If necessary, application-relevant functional properties can also be researched in addition to synthesis and structural analysis. A fit of the professorship to the research profile of the university and the department is expected. In addition, cooperation with strategic partner universities within the RMU network, as well as within the European UNITE! network in research and teaching is particularly desired.

The professorship is of central importance for the solid state chemistry education of chemists in the bachelor, master and teacher training programs. Furthermore, the professorship should be able to represent the full range of inorganic chemistry in teaching (e.g. inorganic chemistry, solid state synthesis and structural analysis). In the interdisciplinary Master’s program in Energy Science and Engineering, the professorship is to contribute significantly to the basic chemistry teaching. In the sense of continuous development of teaching, the willingness to develop international study programs in both German and English language teaching is desired.

As part of the Frankfurt-Rhine-Main metropolitan region, TU Darmstadt and its surroundings are characterised by a living internationality. The core element of this is a cosmopolitan climate with functional multilingualism at our university. Therefore, very good English and – after three years at the latest – good German language skills are expected.

The position is tenured with a remuneration package commensurate with experience and qualifications, following the German “WBesoldung” and subject to negotiations between the applicant and the university directorate. The regulations for employmentare specified under §§ 67 and 68 HessHG (Hessisches Hochschulgesetz).

Technical University of Darmstadt intends to increase the number of female faculty members and encourages female candidates to apply. In case of equal qualifications applicants with a degree of disability of at least 50 or equal will be given preference. Technical University of Darmstadt is certified as a family-friendly university and offers a dual career program.

If you have any questions in advance, please contact Prof. Kramm ( Applications should be sent in German or English with the usual documents (curriculum vitae, certificates, references, research strategy, teaching concept, list of publications, list of third-party funds acquired) and three selected publications (with brief justification), quoting the identification number, by email ( in the form of a single PDF file to the Dean of the Department of Chemistry, TU Darmstadt, Peter-Grünberg-Str. 4, 64287 Darmstadt.

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Application deadline July 21, 2023

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