Endowed Professorship by the Carl Zeiss Foundation tt Junior…

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Friedrich-Schiller-Universitat Jena


The Faculty of Chemistry and Earth Sciences of the Friedrich Schiller University seeks to fill a position of a

Endowed Professorship by the Carl Zeiss Foundation tt Junior Professorship (W1ttW3) for “Sustainable Molecular Catalysis for Energy Conversion with a Focus on Light-driven Processes”

commencing on October 1st  2023.

We are looking for a motivated individual (m/f/d) who has excellent scientific achievements in molecular catalysis for energy conversion with a focus on light-driven processes. The application should demonstrate research experience in an area of inorganic light-driven molecular catalysis, ideally internationally as well. Possible research areas of the very attractively endowed professorship are in the field of molecular photocatalysis for energy conversion, such as the elucidation of functional relationships or the development of optimized catalysts (primarily noble-metal free). Of special interest are processes that convert water or carbon dioxide into energy sources by using sunlight, e.g. into dihydrogen or other chemical compounds (“solar fuels”). Furthermore, the catalytic conversion of carbon monoxide is of great interest (Fischer-Tropsch-like). Willingness for interdisciplinary cooperation within the faculty and on the Jena campus is expected (profile lines of the FSUhttps://www.uni-jena.de/profillinien ). Networking with active collaborative research programs, such as the SFBTRR 234 CATALIGHT, and with the Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin (HZB) via a joint lab is aimed at. Excellent publications are expected, furthermore the potential for excellent teaching. Proven experience in raising third-party funds is an advantage.

Applicants should be able to teach inorganic chemistry as a major and a minor subject. A completed university degree, an excellent doctorate in chemistry or a related subject, and ideally postdoctoral experience are required.

Doctoral and employment periods together should not have totaled more than six years. The W1 professorship is initially offered for four years. After a positive interim evaluation, an extension by two years is intended. On the basis of another positive evaluation, the transfer to a permanent W3 professorship will take place after six years without re-advertising.

The Friedrich Schiller University aims at increasing the proportion of females in science and education and is therefore emphatically requesting qualified female researchers to apply. Severely disabled individuals of equal qualification will be preferentially considered.

Applications (in German or English language) with a letter of motivation, curriculum vitae, copies of certificates and diplomas, list of publications, any teaching activities and evaluations, lecture invitations and third-party funded activities, teaching concept and a 1-2 page outline of the intended research activities are requested to be electronically submitted via the appointment portal of the University of Jena at


by 20.03.2023.

For questions and further information, the Dean’s office is available at the following address

Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Dekan der Chemisch-Geowissenschaftlichen Fakultät
Humboldtstr. 11
07743 Jena
Email: [email protected]

For further information for applicants and the information on the collection of personal data, please refer to https://www.uni-jena.de/stellenmarkt?info=1 .

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