The duties of the university lecturer include teaching and teaching development and coordination at the Bachelor level within the upcoming Una Europa Joint Bachelor’s Programme in Sustainability, for which the Department of Chemistry and Institute for Atmospheric and Earth System Research (INAR) will lead a combined study track on Chemistry, Climate, and Physics. Una Europa is an alliance of 11 European universities, which will build a fully integrated curriculum for the Programme and jointly award the degrees. Teaching at the graduate level in our M.Sc. programmes, such as the Master's Programme in Chemistry and Molecular Sciences and Master's Programme in Materials Research is also desirable. This new position will be situated in the Department of Chemistry and will be closely associated with the Department of Physics and INAR. Teaching will be carried out at the Faculty of Science’s Kumpula Campus in Helsinki. The university lecturer also participates in the supervision of Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral theses. As the field develops rapidly, the university lecturer is expected to actively follow the advancements of the field in the scientific and professional spheres, and to participate in national and international working groups.
In terms of research, the aim of this position is to strengthen experimental research on sustainability with a focus on inorganic and materials chemistry. Examples of research themes include catalysis, clean energy generation and storage, materials recycling, green chemistry, and green materials. Specific research topics can be e.g., fossil-free chemistry, renewable energy, nanocatalysis, photocatalysis, electrocatalysis, solar-driven chemistry, water splitting, batteries, nanomaterials synthesis and recovery, solar cells, fuel cells, urban mining, wastewater treatment and monitoring, among others. In general, we are looking for chemistry research that has a strong impact on sustainability.
The appointee to a university lectureship holds an applicable doctoral degree. We are looking for candidates with demonstrated experience in international collaboration and project coordination. When assessing the qualifications of the applicants, attention is paid to scientific publications and other research results of scientific value, teaching experience and pedagogical training, the ability to produce learning materials, other teaching merits and, if necessary, a teaching demonstration. Experience in collaboration with stakeholders outside academia and science outreach are considered as merits.The candidate must be fluent in English, knowledge of Finnish is considered a merit.