Didactics of Chemistry

The University of Vienna is internationally renowned for its excellence in teaching and research, and counts more than 7,500 academics from all disciplines. This breadth of expertise offers unique opportunities to address the complex challenges of modern society, to develop comprehensive new approaches, and educate the problem-solvers of tomorrow from a multidisciplinary perspective.

At the Faculty of Chemistry and the Centre for Teacher Education, the University of Vienna seeks to appoint a

 

University Professor
of
Didactics of Chemistry

(full time, limited to a period of 4 years, to fill as soon as possible)

 

The position:

The successful candidate’s responsibilities include representing the subject of chemistry didactics for students of the teacher education programme. The successful candidate is a recognised expert on state-of-the-art chemistry education and research in the field of chemistry didactics and has sufficiently broad knowledge on the basics of chemistry as appropriate for the field of subject-specific didactics. They contribute to the further development of research and teaching in the field of teacher education at the University of Vienna and are committed to this aim at the Faculty of Chemistry and at the Centre for Teacher Education.

 

The successful candidate has an extensive research portfolio in chemistry didactics, several years of sound experience of working in schools, strong commitment in teaching based on innovative and inclusive teaching and learning concepts, a wide range of experience in experimental practice as well as a strong command of digital media.

 

The University expects the successful candidate to offer an innovative programme in research and teaching in the field of chemistry didactics as well as to contribute to national and international collaborations. A key task of the successful candidate is to continue and further develop the newly established WiL2La laboratory in teaching and research. 

 

Your academic profile:

 

·         Doctoral degree/PhD

·         Outstanding research achievements, excellent publication and funding record, international reputation

·         Proven leadership qualities

·         Gender and diversity competence

·         Experience in designing and managing large research projects

·         Enthusiasm for excellent teaching and supervision at the bachelor's, master's, and doctoral level

·         Willingness to take on organisational and administrative responsibilities within the Faculty/Centre and/or the University

 

„The University of Vienna expects the successful candidate to acquire, within three years, proficiency in German sufficient for teaching in bachelor’s programmes and for participation in university committees.”

 

We offer:

 

·         a dynamic research environment

·         a wide range of research and teaching support services

·         attractive working conditions in a city with a high quality of life

·         an attractive salary according to the Collective Bargaining Agreement for University Staff (§ 99 (1) UG, level A1, to be negotiated individually) and an organisational retirement plan

·         comprehensive relocation support

 

Application documents:

Please submit a single PDF file (LastName_FirstName.pdf) containing the following information in English (additionally, in German is possible) via e-mail to the Dean of the Faculty of Chemistry of the University of Vienna, O. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Dr. Bernhard Keppler (ingrid.brunner-sauermann@univie.ac.at):

1.       Letter of motivation

2.       Academic curriculum vitae

o   education and training

o   positions held to date

o   relevant parental, family or other care times

o   awards and honors

o   commissions of trust

o   previous and current cooperation partners

o   list of most important acquired third-party funding as principal investigator, and, if applicable, of inventions/patents

o   list of most important scientific talks (max. 10)

o   teaching and mentoring

o   supervision experience (Master and PhD)

3.       List of publications and a link to your ORCID record

4.       Research statement

o   most important research achievements (max. 2 pages) and planned future research activities (max. 4 pages)

o   synopsis of five key publications with relevance to the position advertised

5.       Teaching and supervision statement

o   teaching and supervision concept, including a description of the previous and planned priorities in academic teaching and supervision (max. 2 pages)

Appendices to application document: 

a.       Five key publications as electronic full text version

b.       Teaching evaluations (if available, compiled into a single PDF file)

c.        Copies of certificates of academic degrees (mandatory, compiled into a single PDF file)

 

The University of Vienna has an anti-discriminatory employment policy and attaches great importance to equal opportunities, the advancement of women and diversity. We lay special emphasis on increasing the number of women in senior and in academic positions among the academic and general university staff and therefore expressly encourage qualified women to apply. Given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female candidates.

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Reference no.: DidaChem_2024
Application deadline: 25 June 2024