Professor Catalysis for Sustainable and Green Chemistry

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Professor Catalysis for Sustainable and Green Chemistry

Professor Catalysis for Sustainable and Green Chemistry (1,0 fte)
Vacancy number 212062
Job description
The Stratingh Institute for Chemistry of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has a vacancy for an Associate or Full Professor in Catalysis for Sustainable and Green Chemistry (tenured position). The Stratingh Institute participates in the National Institute for Catalysis (NIOK), a national research school in the Netherlands.
The candidate should have an excellent background and proven track record in Green and Sustainable Chemistry with a focus on Synthesis and Homogeneous Catalysis. He/she attracts funding from national and international granting agencies.
The candidate should have excellent teaching skills and is expected to be an inspiring and innovative teacher. Teaching duties include the supervision of bachelor, master and PhD students.
The University of Groningen is an equal-opportunity employer. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.
The University of Groningen provides a career advisory service for partners of new staff who move to Groningen.
The candidate should have an excellent publication record in Synthesis and Homogeneous Catalysis for Sustainable Chemistry, international recognition in the area, experience in supervising research programs and a proven record to compete successfully for external research funding. He/She is expected to develop an international frontier research program. He/She should have an interest to cooperate with groups in the field of sustainable chemistry in particular within the context of the Stratingh Institute for Chemistry (Stratingh), Research Institute of Technology and Management (ITM) and Groningen Biomolecular Sciences and Biotechnology Institute (GBB) research programs. Participation in national programs in the field of Green and Sustainable Chemistry is encouraged. Significant contributions are expected towards the managerial and organizational tasks within the Institute.
The shift in chemical synthesis and chemical industry towards new products and processes based on Sustainable Catalysis and Green Chemistry urgently requires a rethinking of several aspects of the chemistry teaching program. The candidate will take the initiative to transform part of the chemistry degree programmes in Groningen, in close cooperation with colleagues from GBB, ITM and Stratingh Institute. He/She is expected to contribute to both theoretical and practical courses in chemistry for undergraduate students.
Conditions of employment
The University of Groningen offers a salary dependent on qualifications and work experience up to € 7,142 (CAO-NU ‘Hoogleraar 2’ scale) gross per month for a full-time position.
Interested candidates are requested to submit a letter of motivation, a curriculum vitae (including 5 references), a list of publications, a list of five self-selected “best papers” (not copies of the papers), a statement on teaching goals and experience, and a brief description of scientific interests (maximum: 3 pages).
Please send your reaction before 30 July 2012, 24:00 CET.
The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences provides high quality research and education. The faculty is home to several top research institutes. Furthermore, it offers 14 bachelor’s degree programmes and 30 master’s degree programmes in Natural Sciences and Technology, Life Sciences and Computing & Cognition. Almost every master’s degree programme is internationally orientated. Currently the faculty has about 4,000 students and 1,300 staff members.
Additional information
Prof. B. Feringa, Chair of the Committee, Stratingh Institute for Chemistry, phone +31 50 3634278, eval(unescape('%64%6f%63%75%6d%65%6e%74%2e%77%72%69%74%65%28%27%3c%61%20%68%72%65%66%3d%22%6d%61%69%6c%74%6f%3a%62%2e%6c%2e%66%65%72%69%6e%67%61%40%72%75%67%2e%6e%6c%22%3e%62%2e%6c%2e%66%65%72%69%6e%67%61%40%72%75%67%2e%6e%6c%3c%2f%61%3e%27%29%3b'))

Deadline: 30 July 2012

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