Assistant Professor in Materials Chemistry
Stockholm University Department of Materials and Envionmental Chemistry

Assistant Professor in Materials Chemistry towards Nanoporous Materials (WISE Fellow) Stockholm

Ref. No. SU FV- 1521-22

at the Department of Materials and Envionmental Chemistry. Closing date: 15 August 2022.

Stockholm University is seeking to fill three tenure-track positions at the Assistant Professor level within the framework of the Wallenberg the Wallenberg Initiative Material Science for Sustainability (WISE), a program funded by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation. The assistant professor position in this announcement refers to research within the field of materials chemistry towards nanoporous materials. The WISE fellow recruited will be part of a national WISE research program with many opportunities for interaction with other researchers and stakeholders within the subject area. The startup package for the recruited WISE fellow includes funding of two doctoral students and two postdoctoral fellows.

This assistant professor position will be placed at the Department of materials and environmental chemistry (MMK). MMK is one of the largest departments at the Faculty of Natural Sciences at Stockholm University with about 170 employees. The research has strong focus on the development of new materials employing green synthesis and sustainable processing routes to address grand challenges in energy, environment and health. MMK has also strong research in developing advanced methodologies for chemical analysis and structural characterization. MMK is internationally recognized in research on porous materials, covering zeolites, metal-organic frameworks, porous polymers and carbons. The Department has state-of-the-art instruments for characterization of materials, and hosts several core facilities for infrastructure. There is a long tradition to work closely with industrial partners for knowledge transfer from fundamental research to research and development (R&D).

The recruited candidate will be provided the opportunity to become an internationally recognized research leader in nanoporous materials and lead interdisciplinary research projects within Materials Chemistry towards nanoporous materials.


Materials chemistry towards nanoporous materials.

Subject description

Materials chemistry towards nanoporous materials covers the design, synthesis and processing of nanoporous materials for conversion and storage of fossil-free energy, purification of air and water, and future sustainable solutions.

Main responsibilities

Research and in addition some teaching and supervision.

Qualification requirements

In order to qualify for the position as assistant professor, the applicant must have completed a doctoral degree in Sweden or an equivalent degree from another country. In the first instance, an applicant should be considered who has received such a degree no more than five years before the deadline for applications. However, an applicant who has received such a degree earlier may be considered under special circumstances.

All teaching positions at Stockholm University require the ability to collaborate and the general ability and suitability to perform one’s duties.

Assessment criteria 

In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills. Teaching skills will also be considered. The assessment of research skills will focus primarily on merits within the subject area of the position.

Terms of employment

For this position, the assistant professor is employed until further notice, but no longer than six years. The contract may be extended to a maximum of eight years under special circumstances, such as due to sick leave or parental leave. This position (in Swedish, biträdande lektor) is a tenure track position, and the qualification requirements and terms of employment are regulated by the Higher Education Ordinance (SFS 2017:844).

An assistant professor may, on application, be promoted to a permanent position as associate professor. Specific criteria for promotion from assistant professor to associate professor have been established by the Faculty of Science.

An application for promotion to associate professor should be submitted to the faculty at least nine months before the appointment as assistant professor expires. At the time of promotion, the hired candidate is expected to be able to carry out teaching and administrative duties that require good command of Swedish.

Additional information 

The employment will be financed within the department’s budget and supplemented with funding from WISE provided that the board of WISE decides in favour of it. The recruited candidate is expected to participate in activities organized by WISE.

Female applicants are particularly welcome, as most teachers at the department are men. Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.


Further information about the position can be obtained from the Head of the Department,  Professor Gunnar Svensson, telephone: +46 8 16 45 05,

For questions regarding the application process, please contact administrator Rahwa Ghebresellase, telephone: +46 8 16 21 27,

Union representatives

Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64,, Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89,, and (SEKO).


Apply for the position in Stockholm University's recruitment system by clicking the Apply button. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

We would appreciate if your application is written in English. Since it will be examined by international experts, English is the working language.

The University’s rules of employment and instructions for applicants are available at: Instructions – Applicants.
The criteria for promotion within the Faculty of Science are available at: Guidelines – Employment

You are welcome to apply! 

Stockholm University contributes to the development of sustainable democratic society through knowledge, enlightenment and the pursuit of truth.

Closing date: 15/08/2022


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