Postition of the Director at the Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research - Warnemuende (IOW)

Rostock, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (DE)
W3 and additional components (family, performance)
Apr 11, 2019
Jun 10, 2019
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Education Level
Job Type
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No Relocation

At the Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research – Warnemuende (IOW) the position of 

                                                                the Director      


is available from 1st October 2021.

The IOW is a member of the Leibniz Association (WGL e.V.). With its four scientific departments Physical Oceanography and Instrumentation, Marine Chemistry, Biological Oceanography and Marine Geology, it conducts basic marine research within the framework of a multi-year research programme. The focus is on coastal, marginal and shelf seas with a special focus on the Baltic Sea. Through an administrative agreement with the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency, the IOW is charged with the tasks of environmental monitoring of the Baltic Sea within the framework of HELCOM.

The position of the director encompasses also a   

W3 professorship for Earth Systems Analysis

at the University of Rostock.

IOW and the University of Rostock invites applications of outstanding scientists in earth system analysis – preferably in marine science. Experiences in leadership, science administration and management are required. The Director is responsible for the scientific management of the IOW and for representing the Institute externally and internally. In particular, impulses for research design and structures and the lead in the program budget of the IOW as well as constructive cooperation in the profile line Maritime Systems of the Interdisciplinary Faculty of the University of Rostock are expected. The teaching obligation is 2 SWS.

For further inquiries, please contact:

Prof. Dr. Detlef Schulz-Bull, chair of appointments committee

Telefon: +49 381 5197 310            



Qualifications are as per § 58 of the Higher Education Act of the State of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (LHG M-V): completed university studies, doctoral degree, post-doctoral thesis (“Habilitation”), teaching experience or equivalent qualifications, usually earned within the context of junior professorship.

A special focus is placed on academic achievement and teaching qualifications as well scientific organization and academic administration. For this reason candidates should describe previous teaching results, ideas regarding future teaching (including didactic lesson planning) and their prior experience in academic and scientific management.

In addition, candidates are expected to have experience and interest in developing programs that can attract and maintain external funding.

The professorship is to be filled according to § 61 LHG M-V as a position with civil servant status for 5 years, the extension is possible. It is also possible to fill the position as a regular state employee.

The University of Rostock is committed to their university management guidelines.

The University of Rostock is especially interested in promoting women within the context of § 7 (3) of the Gender Equality Act, and therefore specifically encourages applications from qualified women.

Equal opportunities are part of our personnel policy. The announcement is therefore aimed at all persons regardless of their gender. Disabled applicants will be given preference if all other qualifications are essentially equal.

Applications with the usual documents (full CV, a complete list of academic and professional background, publications, teaching experience, any additional qualifications, a summary of grants and sponsored research activities and a description of future research and management plans at the IOW) should be sent no later than 30 June 2019 to the University of Rostock, Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Wismarsche Straße 45, 18057 Rostock or by e-mail to

The protection of your personal information is very important to us. Therefore, the data collected during the application process will be collected, processed and used in accordance with the relevant data protection rules.

Application costs cannot be reimbursed by the State of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. We ask you to submit applications only in copy, as they will not be returned after the procedure has been completed.

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