Tenure-track Professorship (W1) in Environmental Physics

Germany (DE)
Aug 02, 2018
Sep 01, 2018
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The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Heidelberg University invites applications for a

Tenure-track Professorship (W1) in Environmental Physics

Candidates are expected to develop a strong research program regarding the modeling of the earth environmental systems. Subject areas should be the terrestrial systems (soil, biosphere and/or cryosphere) within the climate system and/or the coupling between terrestrial systems and the other earth climate compartments. We particularly seek candidates, who will develop novel models, and/or make use of advanced statistical methods, inversion and/or data assimilation, but are not limited to those. Through this position, the Institute for Environmental Physics (IUP) seeks to consolidate a new research focus on modeling of environmental systems, taking advantage of the stimulating environment offered by the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Heidelberg University. The candidate should have a strong background in physics and/or climate dynamics or related fields.

The IUP provides an enthusiastic and motivating research environment presently representing experimental research on terrestrial-, atmospheric-, and aquatic systems and studies of past climates. Close cooperation exists with the Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing (IWR). Moreover, the Heidelberg Center for the Environment (HCE) provides a multi-disciplinary framework for interaction across the University with regard to environmental research.

In accordance with Section 51 Landeshochschulgesetz Baden-W├╝rttemberg (the Baden-W├╝rttemberg State Higher Education Act), this appointment requires a completed university degree, an excellent doctorate, and pedagogical aptitude which has generally been proven through teaching experience. The professorship is a qualification position and we are thus searching for a young researcher with typically up to six years of experience.

The Tenure Track Professorship (salary grade W1) will initially be limited to six years and, following a positive tenure evaluation, will be converted to a permanent W3 professorship.

Further information on the Tenure Track program (e.g. the evaluation statute) is available at the website of the Human Resources Division (www.uni-heidelberg.de/tenuretrack).

The university aims to increase the number of women in areas in which they have been underrepresented in until now. Qualified female academics are especially invited to apply. Preference will be given to disabled applicants who are otherwise equally qualified for the position.

Applications along with the usual accompanying documents (research statement, curriculum vitae detailing the scientific career, full publication list and a list of previous lecture courses and talks) should be submitted electronically (as pdf) by 31.10.2018 to Prof. Hans-Christian Schultz-Coulon, Dean, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Heidelberg University, Im Neuenheimer Feld 227, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany,

e-mail: dekanat@physik.uni-heidelberg.de.