Professorship of the Didactics of Chemistry

Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich, Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy


Professorship (W2) (6 years/tenure track) of the Didactics of Chemistry

Einrichtung: Fakultät für Chemie und Pharmazie
(Department Chemie)

Besetzungsdatum: as soon as possible

Ende der Bewerbungsfrist: 31.01.2021

Besoldungsgruppe: W2

Befristung: Initially six years. After a minimum of three years, the position can be converted into a permanent position pending on positive evaluation

Die Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU) ist eine der renommiertesten und größten Universitäten Deutschlands.


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 the Didactics of Chemistry

commencing as soon as possible. The professorship is part of the project “Lehrerbildung @LMU” (Teacher Education@LMU).

Along with the subject-specific training of future teachers, this professorship’s goal is to integrate up-to-date insights and concepts into teachers’ education, concentrating especially on those concepts which contribute substantially to societal development. Through an intensive dialog between teacher educators and chemists, new concepts will be developed to motivate students and furnish them with the opportunity to achieve effective skills in their field. Furthermore, the Professor should undertake outreach activities.


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 will have demonstrated the potential for an outstanding academic career.
Applicants must demonstrate their ability to communicate subject-specific basics and current developments to future teachers.

Qualifications include either a doctorate in chemistry with publications on the topic of chemistry didactics or a doctorate in chemistry didactics dedicated to the transmission of subject-specific issues.
In addition, the successful candidate should have a degree in secondary school teaching for Chemistry and at least three years’ experience in practical teaching in a school or an equivalent educational institution.

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 requirements 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 representative (Prof. Dr. Regina de Vivie-Riedle).

LMU Munich intends to enhance the diversity of its faculty members. Furthermore, disabled candidates with essentially equal qualifications will be given preference.

Please submit your application comprising a curriculum vitae, documentation of academic degrees and certificates, summary of teaching activities, as well as a list of publications and invited lectures, a brief summary of present and future research interests, and up to three relevant publications preferred electronically as a single pdf file (up to 10 MB) to the Dean of the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München no later than 31st January 2021.

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Dean of the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy,
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

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