Assistant Professor in Chemical Engineering

Chemistry and Chemical Engineering is the largest department at Chalmers with research ranging from the most fundamental level to a level close to application in industry and society. The research activities reach from DNA-research and biomaterials to high temperature corrosion, catalysis and recycling. The Department is also heavily committed to teaching at the undergraduate, graduate, as well as postgraduate level in these areas.

Health, natural resources, sustainable energy and materials are some of our lead words and our vision is “Through curiosity and knowledge towards a sustainable world”.

We have approximately 300 employees, divided into four research and one administrative division. We are situated at campus Johanneberg in the middle of Gothenburg.

Information about the department
Chalmers University of Technology is making a large initiative in Continuous Production, with the objective of revitalizing the process research. The initiative consists of three integrated projects at the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Department of Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, and Department of Industrial and Materials Science.

As a part of the initiative the Department of Chemistry and Chemical engineering is recruiting a tenure-track position as Assistant professor in Chemical Engineering. The research area is related to chemical process engineering with the use of experimental techniques. In addition, the laboratory at the Division of Chemical engineering is reinforced with a new high resolution MRI that we hope will contribute and strengthen the scientific environment at the Division even more.

The successful candidate will be part of the Division of Chemical Engineering, one of four research divisions at K, where we have a wide range of expertise such as unit operations, chemical reaction engineering and forest products. The Division has a long tradition of studying fundamental scientific questions, as well as applied problems together with industry, using both experiments and modelling techniques.

Major responsibilities
The position involves participation in both research, teaching and utilization of research. The position is part of the large Chalmers initiative in Continuous Production, which makes it a good platform for collaboration with other researchers within this initiative and the Area of Advance Production. The field of the research is chemical process engineering with the use of experimental techniques, where MRI is supposed to be a central part. Moreover, your research questions should fall within Chemical process engineering and unit operations, such as for example drying, dissolution, flow pattern, mass transfer, heat transfer etc.

Teaching is an important requirement for this position, which involves approximately 10% teaching in Chemical Engineering courses at Bachelor or Master level. 

The position is a full-time employment for a maximum of four years where you are expected to achieve Associate professor expertise. Given that you fulfil the individual performance criteria for an Associate professorship within four years, the Department intends to support your internal recruitment to a tenured position

To qualify for this position as Assistant Professor, you must have a Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering or Applied Chemistry research area. The degree should have been completed at most seven years before the deadline for the application. Experience in nuclear magnetic resonance techniques, such as MRI or NMR is a requirement for the position. In addition you should be positive to interact and collaborate with different colleagues and companies.

The position requires excellent skills in English, both verbal and written. If Swedish is not your native language, Chalmers offers Swedish courses, and you are expected to be able to participate in teaching at courses given in Swedish at the undergraduate level after four years, i.e. to have a Swedish language proficiency sufficient to understand course specific questions from the students in Swedish.

Chalmers continuously strives to be an attractive employer. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

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Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20190124 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

CV: (Please name the document as: CV, Family name, Ref. number)
• CV, include complete list of publications
• Previous teaching and pedagogical experiences
• Other, for example previous employments or leadership qualifications and positions of trust
• Two references that we can contact

− Letters of recommendation from previous employers or research groups (not mandatory)

Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number)
• 2-3 pages where you introduce yourself present your qualifications and describe your future research plans.
• Previous research fields and main research results.
• Future goals and research focus. Are there any specific projects and research issues you are primarily interested in?

Other documents:
• Copies of your most relevant publications in full format (maximum of five publications). It is a good idea to attach the files as a PDF or compress them into a Zip file.
• Copies of a maximum of five other publications that substantiate your other qualifications (for example, educational publications and popular science articles).

Please use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form. The files may be compressed (zipped).

Application deadline: 24 April, 2019

For questions, please contact:
Louise Olsson, Head of Chemical Engineering,,
Tel:+46-31-772 4390

Leif Åhman, Head of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Department,,
Tel: +46-31-772 2774

*** Chalmers declines to consider all offers of further announcement publishing or other types of support for the recruiting process in connection with this position. ***

Chalmers University of Technology conducts research and education in engineering sciences, architecture, technology-related mathematical sciences, natural and nautical sciences, working in close collaboration with industry and society. The strategy for scientific excellence focuses on our eight Areas of Advance; Building Futures, Energy, Information & Communication Technology, Life Science, Materials Science, Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, Production and Transport. The aim is to make an active contribution to a sustainable future using the basic sciences as a foundation and innovation and entrepreneurship as the central driving forces. Chalmers has around 11,000 students and 3,000 employees. New knowledge and improved technology have characterised Chalmers since its foundation in 1829, completely in accordance with the will of William Chalmers and his motto: Avancez!





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