Mohammed VI Polytechnic University

CBS – Professor in Concentrated Solutions Chemistry

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About Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P)

Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P) is an internationally oriented institution of higher learning, that is committed to an educational system based on the highest standards of teaching and research in fields related to the sustainable economic development of Morocco and Africa. UM6P is an institution oriented towards applied research and innovation. On a specific focus on Africa, UM6P aims to position these fields as the forefront and become a university of international standing.

More than just a traditional academic institution, UM6P is a platform for experimentation and a pool of opportunities, for students, professors, and staff. It offers a high-quality living and study environment thanks to its state-of-the-art infrastructure. With an innovative approach, UM6P places research and innovation at the heart of its educational project as a driving force of a business model.

In its research approach, the UM6P promotes transdisciplinary, entrepreneurship spirit and collaboration with external institutions for developing up to date science and at continent level in order to address real challenges.

All our programs run as start-ups and can be self-organized when they reach a critical mass. Thus, academic liberty is promoted as far as funding is developed by research teams.

The research programs are integrated from long-term research to short-term applications in linkage with incubation and start-up ecosystems.

About the Chemical & Biochemical Sciences Green Process Engineering (CBS)

The Chemical & Biochemical Sciences Green Process Engineering Department (CBS) is a component of the Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P). The main objective of CBS is to set up a distinctive research-teaching program, of international level, to meet the research and teaching challenges of UM6P, on green and environmental chemistry applied to all aspects of chemical sciences: organic and inorganic chemistry, analytical chemistry, chemical biology, biochemical and thermal reactions.

Research at CBS is organized around several major areas, which aim to answer challenging industrial questions, from complex chemical and biochemical reactions to scale-up and validation of process engineering. CBS projects aim at an in-depth understanding of the molecular mechanisms of all transformations in order to propose new original alternatives in terms of efficiency, environmental friendliness and sustainability.

Job Description

CBS is seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic individual to join our faculty as a Professor in Acidic Concentrated Solutions Chemistry, particularly chemistry related to Phosphoric Acid. The successful candidate will contribute to UM6P's commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and innovation by engaging in cutting-edge research, delivering high-quality instruction, and actively participating in the development of innovative solutions in the field

of Acidic concentrated solutions chemistry (Phosphoric Acid). This position offers a unique opportunity to be part of a dynamic and internationally oriented academic institution that emphasizes transdisciplinary collaboration, entrepreneurship, and sustainable development in Africa.

Key Responsibilities:

Research Excellence: Conduct innovative and impactful research in the field of Acidic Concentrated solutions chemistry (Phosphoric Acid) with a focus on green and sustainable processes. Collaborate with other faculty members, research teams, and external institutions to address real-world challenges, propose original alternatives, and contribute to advancements in the understanding of molecular mechanisms.

Teaching and Mentorship: Deliver high-quality teaching at the undergraduate and potentially graduate levels in Acidic Concentrated solutions chemistry and related areas. Develop and implement engaging course materials, assessment methods, and laboratory experiences. Provide mentorship and guidance to students, fostering their academic and professional growth.

Research Funding: Actively seek external funding opportunities to support research initiatives and projects. Collaborate with colleagues to prepare grant proposals, secure funding, and lead research projects that align with UM6P's research priorities.

Candidate Criteria

  • PhD. in Analytical Chemistry or Electrochemistry (solution chemistry, chemical engineering or a related field focused on the chemistry of concentrated acid solutions).
  • Research Excellence: A strong track record of high-quality research demonstrated through publications in reputable international journals, patents, active participation in research projects, and securing research funding.
  • Teaching experience or demonstrated potential for effective teaching at the university level.
  • Experience with sustainable and green chemistry concepts is desirable.
  • Ability to engage in transdisciplinary research and collaborate with diverse teams.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to research, innovation, and education aligned with UM6P's mission.

Application and Selection:

The application folder must contain:

  • Detailed CV,
  • Cover letter along with a synthetic presentation of the background, research works, projects and activities, publications, key achievements,
  • Research and teaching plans, entrepreneurial ideas and concepts if any, and services to UM6P community: max 3-4 pages,
  • 3 reference letters.

Our Offer

  • Very competitive salary and benefits package.
  • A unique set of research partners and collaborators.
  • Access to a pool of highly motivated and rigorously selected Master and PhD students with financial support.

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CBS – Professor in Concentrated Solutions Chemistry
Lot 660, Hay Moulay Rachid Ben Guerir, Morocco Benguerir, Morocco
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