Uppsala University, Department of Chemistry - Ångström Laboratory

The Department of Chemistry - Ångström conducts research and education in the chemistry field. The department has 260 employees and has a turnover of 290 million SEK. At the department's six programs, we conduct very successful research of a high international standard. We have a large number of externally funded research projects, often with international cooperation and we see continued good growth in our subject area. The department has education assignments in engineering programs and master's programs. More information is available on our website, https://kemi.uu.se/angstrom/?languageId=1).


Description of subject area of the employment:  

Inorganic chemistry with specialization in materials includes experimental studies of synthesis and advanced characterization with a focus on new ceramic materials for application in sustainable development.

The research programme in inorganic chemistry at the Department of Chemistry – Ångström has for many years had an activity focused on the synthesis and characterization of new advanced materials (mainly metallic and ceramic) for application in sustainable development. Among other things, we develop new magnetic alloys, materials for energy storage and coatings for fuel cells and other extreme environments. The fundamental structure and properties of materials are studied using both experimental and theoretical methods. The research is thus both fundamental and applied, even in collaboration with industry. The field of science and technology consisting of research and development of new materials is interdisciplinary, but is mainly found in the fields of inorganic chemistry, materials chemistry, materials science and materials physics.

While ceramic materials are expected to be the main objects of study, other types of materials may also be of interest (e.g. metallic/nano/composite materials). It is then of interest that these studies complement current research activities at the programme, which today involve, for example, hydrogen storage, magnetic materials, hard coatings, corrosion-resistant materials, etc. It is also desirable that the planned research can mainly use already existing equipment and infrastructure within the programme.



  • As professor you represent your subject. With the title follow responsibility for the content, development and quality of this subject in both research and undergraduate and graduate education.


  • Research, teaching and administration. Supervision and teaching at third-cycle level and teaching at first- and second-cycle level. Teaching duties include course responsibility and course administration.


  • Information about research and development and participation in the planning of research projects.


  • Follow developments within the subject area and the development of society in general that is important for the work at the university.


  • The position may include administration and management of various research networks including industrial partners.


  • The work duties also include to actively apply for external funding


Qualifications Required:

  • Research Expertise and Teaching Expertise. It is necessary that the pedagogical skills, the research expertise and the professional skills are relevant to the content of the employment and the tasks that will be included in the employment.


  • Applicants must have completed teacher training of relevance to operations at the University, comprising ten weeks, or have acquired the equivalent knowledge. If special circumstances apply, this training for teachers in higher education may be completed during the first two years of employment.


  • Documented ability to teach in Swedish or English is a requirement unless special reasons prevail.


  • Personal capabilities necessary to carry out fully the duties of the appointment.


  • The position requires significant research experience regarding ceramic materials.


  • The applicant must have been granted external funding for research in competition and in the near term (last three years).


Assessment Criteria/Ranking of applicants that fulfil the above-mentioned qualifications required


The ranking of eligible applicants will be based primarily on research and teaching expertise, of which weight will be primarily given to research expertise.


Research Expertise comprises research merits. In addition to academic merits, research merits from other activities, including technology development, may also be considered including research merits obtained outside the academy, which includes for example technology development and innovation ability. In assessing research expertise research quality must be the prime consideration. The scope of research, primarily in regard to depth and breadth, must also be afforded consideration.

In assessing research expertise special weight will be attached to research merits in advanced synthesis techniques for ceramic materials and the interaction between structure and properties for application in sustainable development. Weight will also be given to experience in the use of major research infrastructures (e.g. synchrotron/neutron methods).

Furthermore, consideration must be given to the capacity to plan, initiate, lead, and develop research and education in the third cycle, the ability to acquire funding for research in competition, as well as the demonstrated capacity to interact with others both within academia and in the wider community.


Teaching Expertise comprises educational and teaching qualifications. This expertise can have been achieved outside the academy through supervision, internal training, mentoring programs, etc. In assessing teaching expertise teaching quality must be the prime consideration. The scope of teaching experience, in terms of both breadth and depth, must also be afforded consideration.

Furthermore, consideration must be given to the capacity to plan, initiate, lead, and develop teaching and instruction, as well as the ability to connect research to teaching in respect to research in the subject at hand, subject didactics, as well as teaching and learning in higher education. The ability to interact concerning issues of teaching and learning in higher education with actors inside and outside the University is also included in teaching expertise.


Administrative Expertise is important for the employment and will be given high consideration. Administrative expertise is demonstrated, for example, through the capacity to plan, organise, and prioritise work in an efficient and task-related manner as well as through the ability to assign and observe time frames. Expertise includes overall operational planning and the capacity to manage resources in a way that reflects operational priorities as well as the ability to work in a structured manner based on an awareness of goals and quality. Administrative expertise also includes entrepreneurship.


Management Expertise is important and will be afforded very high consideration. Management expertise is demonstrated through the capacity to lead operations and personnel, make decisions, take responsibility, and motivate others, providing them with what is needed for the efficient achievement of common goals. The abilities to coordinate the group and help create a sense of involvement, participation, and enjoyment in work and to deal with conflicts constitute further examples of demonstrated expertise.


Collaboration Expertise is important and will be afforded high consideration. Collaborative expertise is demonstrated by the ability and skill of planning, organizing and implementing interaction with the surrounding community. Patent applications, commercialization and industrial cooperation are examples of forms of interaction with the surrounding community. The ability to translate knowledge sharing with the surrounding community into activities of importance to the education's development and quality is part of the collaboration expertise.


All merits must be documented in a manner that makes it possible to assess both quality and scope.


In filling this position the university aims to appoint the applicant who, following a qualitative holistic assessment of her/his competence and expertise, is judged to have the best potential to carry out and develop the relevant duties and to help advance operations.


Further information

In an overall assessment of the applicant’s qualifications, parental leave, part-time work relating to care of children, union assignments, military service, or the like are to be regarded as work experience.


University appointment regulations


Faculty appointment regulations


Instructions for application


Type of position: Permanent full-time position, probationary period may be applied.

Salary: Individually negotiated salary.

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100%

Town: Uppsala

Salary: Individually negotiated salary.

Starting date: 01-07-2023 or as otherwise agreed

For further information about the position, please contact professor Martin Sahlberg, + 46 18 471 3747, martin.sahlberg@kemi.uu.se

Please submit your application by February 27 2023, UFV-PA 2022/4457.

In the event of any disagreement between the English and the Swedish versions of this announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

If you are an international candidate, you will find a lot of information about working and living in Sweden at www.uu.se/joinus.

Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
Salary Fixed salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Uppsala
County Uppsala län
Country Sweden
Reference number UFV-PA 2022/4457
Union representative
  • Seko Universitetsklubben, seko@uadm.uu.se
  • ST/TCO, tco@fackorg.uu.se
  • Saco-rådet, saco@uadm.uu.se
Published 12.Jan.2023
Last application date 27.Feb.2023 11:59 PM CET

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