Professor in Analytical Chemistry and Circular Economy

Our naturally beautiful campus in the Jyväskylä city centre is home to a dynamic multidisciplinary research university – a modern, open and collaborative community of 2,500 experts and 15,000 students seeking answers to the pivotal questions of today and tomorrow. It was here, in 1863, that Finnish-language teacher education began. Since then, the University of Jyväskylä has been serving the future. The dialogue between research, education and society is our driving force. We cherish this balance of research and education, and work to promote open thinking. We kindle the skills, knowledge and passion to live wisely for the best of humanity.

The Faculty of Mathematics and Science is located in the Ylistönrinne and Mattilanniemi campus areas. In the Faculty of Mathematics and Science we conduct internationally acclaimed research and provide top-level teaching in all the areas of mathematics and sciences we represent. We develop new ideas and share them with the community and educate experts who will have an important role in building the future.In addition to the four departments, the faculty includes a cross-disciplinary research centre, the Nanoscience Center and the Accelerator Laboratory, and extends even further to the Konnevesi Research Station.

The Department of Chemistry is currently seeking to recruit a

Professor in Analytical Chemistry and Circular Economy starting from 1.6.2019 or as soon as possible after that in effect until further notice.

The professor´s position is located in the Department of Chemistry, and it contributes to the multidisciplinary JYU.WISDOM community, which is formed around the resource wisdom theme. The focus areas of research in the Department of Chemistry are structural and synthetic chemistry, optical spectroscopy and computational chemistry, renewable natural resources and chemistry of living environment, cross-disciplinary nanoscience and chemistry education. The versatile infrastructure of the Department of Chemistry enables high-quality international research collaboration and teaching. The main idea of the department is cooperation within the department as well as with other actors in various fields. This is reflected in, for example, the extensive common use of research equipment. The department appreciates basic research and the development of new applications arising from it. The total number of personnel in the department is about 100 people.

The field of the professorship is analytical chemistry and especially the circular economy. The responsibility of the professor is to lead, develop and strengthen research and teaching related to the subject of analytical chemistry, especially related to circular economy as well as take part in acquiring of supplementary funding. Research in the circular economy within the scope of the mission seeks solutions to the great challenges of humanity related to sustainable development. Experience in the field of inorganic analytics, the recovery of valuable non-renewable raw materials, and industrial cooperation and societal interaction is considered an advantage.

The duties, eligibility requirements, and list of appendices required for the application are elaborated on in the appointment procedure for the position.

The job-specific salary component of the professor is based on the job demand levels 8–11 (4 719,77 €/month - 6 954,87 €/month) of the salary system concerning teaching and research staff at Finnish universities. In addition, a personal performance-based salary component amounting to 6-50 % of the job-specific salary component is also paid.

For more information, please contact Dean Mikko Mönkkönen, +358 50 441 3682, mikko.monkkonen@jyu.fi, or Head of the department, Professor Mika Pettersson, +358 50 310 9969, mika.j.pettersson@jyu.fi

The application must include the following documents in English (the name of the applicant must be mentioned in the file name):



  1. a CV of the applicant, composed according to good scientific practice and considering, when possible, the template for a researcher’s curriculum vitae by the Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity. See http://www.tenk.fi/en;
  2. a brief written account of the applicant’s scientific research, merits in scientific activities, the supervision of research work and international activities, as well as other management experience;
  3. a brief written account of pedagogical training and teaching merits (teaching portfolio);
  4. a brief written account of applicant´s other merits including an account of acquired complementary research funding and the responsibilities related to the research conducted through such funding;
  5. a numbered list of all scientific and other publications with which the candidate wishes to demonstrate his/her eligibility and merits for the post;
  6. a brief written account of how the applicant intends to promote analytical chemistry and circular economy research at the department of chemistry;
  7. a maximum of 5 main publications, combined in one file, numbered by the list of publications.

Please submit your application at the latest on 25.2.2019 using the online application form.