Assistant Professor in Material chemistry with specialization in Electrocatalysis

Royal lnstitute of Technology

Sweden

October 11, 2022

Description

Hereby, a WISE Fellow position is announced, within the program Wallenberg Initiative Material Science for Sustainability (WISE, 2022-2033) funded by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation. The mission of WISE is to facilitate a sustainable society by research in new materials and industrial processes. Read more at wise-materials.org/. The recruited scientist will be named a WISE Fellow and will, besides the support for own salary, receive a generous start- package including salary for 2 PhD students and 2 postdoctoral researchers. The WISE Fellow will participate in collaborations, education, and activities within the WISE program.

Subject field

Material chemistry with specialization in electrocatalysis.

Subject description

The subject includes material chemistry with emphasis on experimental work with electrocatalytic materials for a sustainable production of hydrogen via heterogeneous catalysis. In the first place, this includes making new catalytic materials that consist of abundantly available elements by different synthetic methods. It can also include characterization of such materials with experimental and theoretical methods and the evaluation of the activity of those materials for producing different chemicals such as hydrogen.

Duties

The duties include research, teaching and supervision within the subject field. The research is expected to utilize the resources and expertise available in the broad adjacent scientific environment. Teaching is primarily performed at the first and second cycle. The assistant professor is expected to develop new courses within the subject field as well as to teach at courses given within the School of Chemistry, Biotechnology, and Health.

The assistant professor will be given opportunity to develop their independence as researcher and gain accreditation that may allow them to take other teaching positions with higher eligibility requirements (see Chapter 4, Section 12 a of the Higher Education Ordinance). Following application, the assistant professor can apply for promotion to associate professor in accordance with Chapter 4, Section 12 c of the Higher Education Ordinance.

Eligibility

An individual who has obtained a PhD or equivalent research expertise is qualified for appointment as an assistant professor. Candidates who met those qualifications within five years prior to expiration of the application period should be prioritized. Other candidates may also be considered if there are extraordinary grounds for doing so. Extraordinary grounds refer to illness, parental leave or similar circumstances.

Grounds of assessments

The assessment criteria for appointment as an assistant professor at KTH are stated in KTH's appointments procedure section 1.3, and apply in relation to the employment profile laid down.

Of highest importance is that the applicant has

  • research expertise demonstrated through research publications, conference attendance, attendance of research cooperation and also other undertakings in the scientific community such as for example, assignments as a reviewer or expert.
  • potential to qualify for a higher teaching post. This includes the potential for independent development as a researcher and teacher within the subject field in question and also the ability to establish, review and develop the research area in question.
  • Of second highest importance is that the applicant has

  • postdoc visits to a research environment other than the university at which the applicant defended their doctoral thesis. Experience from research and development work within the industry or other organizations can be considered to correspond to a traditional postdoc visit to another university.
  • an interest in and understanding of pedagogical development within the subject field in question.
  • It is also important that the applicant has

  • an interest in and understanding of leadership in an academic environment, third-stream activities, and awareness of diversity and equal treatment issues with a particular focus on gender equality.
  • administrative expertise.
  • Special grounds of assessment for promotion to associate professor

    When assessing applications for promotion to associate professor, the applicant's ability to independently initiate and carry out research of high academic quality, published in international publications, and the applicant's ability to obtain financing for research operations will be assessed. Of highest importance is the applicant's ability to independently establish new collaborations and research specializations. It is also of highest importance that the applicant has displayed teaching and supervising expertise. Ability to teach in Swedish is a merit that is given great importance in the application for promotion.

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    Application

    Your application should follow KTH's CV template for employment of teachers. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete according to the requirements in the ad and CV template.

    Your complete application must be received at KTH no later than the last day of application, midnight CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).

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    Other

    Time limitation:The appointment is for an indefinite term, but no more than six years, and may be extended if, due to the teacher's absence due to sick leave, parental leave or other special grounds, more time is required to reach the objectives of the appointment. However, the total appointment period may not exceed eight years. The appointment is part of the Tenure Track system at KTH and the assistant professor may apply for promotion to tenured associate professor.

    For more information regarding KTH's assessment, see Appointments procedure at KTH

    Striving towards gender equality, diversity and equal conditions is both a question of quality for KTH and a given part of our values.

    For information about processing of personal data in the recruitment process please read here.

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    Disclaimer: In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

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