Assistant Professor in Materials science

Seeking innovative Assistant Professors in Materials Science at Chalmers University, Gothenburg, Sweden. Join to advance research, collaborate with industry, and drive sustainable solutions. Apply by June for August - September 2024 interviews.

Chalmers University of Technology
Chalmers University of Technology
Gothenburg, Sweden  UTC+01:00   On-site   Full Time   1001-5000   57 days ago

The world requires outstanding technical universities to address the multifaceted global challenges that we face today. Chalmers University of Technology is on an ambitious path to expand the frontiers of science and technology to meet those challenges.

As part of our ambitions, Chalmers seeks curious and creative individuals to join us as tenure-track Assistant Professors. We are looking for candidates with innovative research ideas who seek scientific freedom to pursue their aspirations.

A four-year tenure track position is provided with a generous start-up package, relocation support, mentoring, and leadership training to further your development as research leader and teacher. Through our cross-departmental Areas of Advance, you will have the opportunity to find collaborations and grow networks both within the university and with our industrial and societal partners.

You are invited to apply and share your research vision and plans to achieve your goals. At Chalmers, we are committed to improve diversity in our faculty, and encourage applications from individuals of all genders, backgrounds, and identities.

The applications will be reviewed during March – June, and interviews are planned for August – September 2024. Starting date is flexible but preferably not later than the first half of 2025.

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Advancing materials science for a sustainable future Materials science at Chalmers is a national strategic research environment anchored in a long tradition of outstanding research, where we combine excellent science with societal relevance. The strength lies in the broad spectrum of research topics and projects which span from curiosity driven research to devices and industrial applications. Our strong position is evident from our involvement in national initiatives such as the Wallenberg Initiative Materials Science for Sustainability WISE and the Wallenberg Wood Science Center WWSC, and our success in attracting research centers such as 2D-TECH, the Competence Center for Catalysis KCK, Design for Circularity FibRe and the Center for Additive Manufacture Metals CAM2, highlighting our active collaboration with industrial partners.

With our research, education, and innovation activities, we address societal challenges and include all the important elements of advanced materials research: theory and modelling, synthesis, characterization, and evaluation of properties. Our three main thematic research areas are Materials for energy applications; Materials for health applications; and Materials for green transitions. This includes but is not limited to, materials for sustainable energy systems such as solar energy, batteries, fuel cells and catalysis, antibacterial and antiviral materials, lightweight materials based on polymer composites or superalloys, sustainable construction materials and materials from renewable feedstock. With a variety of teaching activities within our master and bachelor programs we educate materials science experts and engineers to drive the societal implementation of scientific advances.

The research community of the Area of Advance Material science is shaped by the vision “A sustainable society through excellence in materials science” and includes around 70 senior researchers with core activities at the departments for Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Industrial and Materials Science, Life Sciences, Physics, and Microtechnology and Nanoscience, and involves researchers from other departments as well as the University of Gothenburg. Through our strategic work with infrastructure and equipment we provide access to state-of-the-art instrumentation at Chalmers Materials Analysis Laboratory CMAL and the Myfab clean room facilities, and we have strong collaborations within national infrastructure networks, including the advanced electron microscopy network ARTEMI, the MAXIV laboratory, the Swedish NMR center and the supercomputing infrastructure NAISS to name a few. You can read more about all our activities here.

For more information about major responsibilities, qualifications, what we offer you at Chalmers and the application procedure, please visit Chalmers website.

Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg conducts research and education in technology and natural sciences. The university has 3 000 employees and 10 000 students, and offers education in engineering, science, shipping and architecture.

With scientific excellence as a basis, through global commitment and entrepreneurship, we foster an innovative spirit, in close collaboration with industry and society. Chalmers was founded in 1829 and our motto is Avancez – forward.

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About the role

Feb 23, 2024

Full Time


Aug 03, 2024


Gothenburg, Sweden

Entry Level


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