Tenure-track Professorship (W1) for Geology

Germany (DE)
Jun 17, 2019
Jul 17, 2019
Career Level
Education Level
Relocation Cost
No Relocation
Sector Type

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) – The Research University in the Helmholtz Association creates and imparts knowledge for the society and the environment. It is our goal to make significant contributions to mastering the global challenges of humankind in the fields of energy, mobility, and information. For this, about 9,300 employees of KIT cooperate in a broad range of disciplines in research, academic education, and innovation.

In Division IV – Natural and Built Environment, the KIT Department Civil Engineering, Geo- and Environmental Sciences invites applications for a

Tenure-track Professorship (W1) for Geology

We are looking for a person who represents the field of geology in research and teaching with enthusiasm and places emphasis on innovative research. A focus on sediments and sedimentary rocks is desirable. You will join the academic staff at Institute of Applied Geosciences (AGW) in working together across disciplines. Furthermore, you have didactic skills, look back on internationally visible scientific achievements, and are able to raise third-party funds.  

You will be responsible for teaching tasks in the areas of geology, sedimentology, and geological field training. Within the framework of the W1 professorship, you will teach four semester periods per week (referred to as SWS) up to the interim evaluation, followed by six SWS. You are able to teach in German, or will acquire the required language skills.

As a tenure-track professor, you will be part of the management team of Institute of Applied Geosciences and participate in KIT's academic self-administration.

According to Article 51, Landeshochschulgesetz Baden-Württemberg – LHG (Baden-Württemberg Act on Universities and Colleges), the employment is for six years as a civil servant on a temporary basis or as an employee. In the fourth year of service, an interim evaluation takes place. If the final evaluation is positive, you will be appointed to an open-ended professorship (W3). This tenure-track professorship (W1) is funded by the "Bund-Länder Program for the Promotion of Early-career Researchers".

The evaluation procedure and the general evaluation criteria follow the "Quality Assurance Concept for Junior Professorships with Tenure Track at KIT" (available at the Dean's Office). Of particular importance for the interim and final evaluations are the above-mentioned subject-specific focuses, i.e. visible own contributions to the relevant area of research and teaching, internal and external cooperation as well as acquisition of third-party funding.

KIT wishes to increase the proportion of female professors and, hence, strongly encourages qualified women to apply. Handicapped applicants having the same qualification will be preferred. According to Article 51, LHG, a completed university degree, pedagogical aptitude, which as a rule must be demonstrated by experience in teaching or training, and a special aptitude for scientific work, which as a rule is demonstrated by the outstanding quality of a doctorate, are required.

Kindly send your application, including your five most important publications, until 19st. July 2019 preferentially in electronic form to Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT), Dekan der KIT-Fakultät für Bauingenieur-, Geo- und Umweltwissenschaften (Dean of the KIT Department Civil Engineering, Geo- and Environmental Sciences) Prof. Dr. Frank Schilling, Kaiserstr. 12, 76131 Karlsruhe, E-Mail: dekanat@bgu.kit.edu, who, at this address, will also be pleased to provide you with detailed information.

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