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Professor in Geodynamics

Institute of Earth Sciences, Heidelberg University
Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
W3 in the German salary scale for scholars
Closing date
Dec 20, 2021
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The Institute of Earth Sciences within the Faculty of Chemistry and Earth Sciences of Heidelberg University seeks to hire a faculty member as:

Professor in Geodynamics

W3 professorship in the German salary scale for scholars

at the earliest possible date.

Applicants (f/m/d) should have an established record, preferentially with emphasis on field-based investigations, state-of-the-art analytical methods, and numerical modelling, ideally in an integrated manner. We expect outstanding scientific accomplishments in investigating interactions between processes within the solid earth (in particular of a tectonic nature) and those at the surface. Research approach and methods should complement and strengthen existing research foci at the Institute of Earth Sciences.

The faculty position has responsibility for core courses in the existing curricula for the „Earth Science“ Bachelor and Master programs. Teaching proficiency for fundamental courses in structural geology and tectonics, which includes strong field-based training, is a prerequisite. The position links research groups within the Institute of Earth Sciences, and campus-wide with research groups in Environmental Physics, Geography as well as other cooperating entities such as the Heidelberg Center for the Environment (HCE) and the Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing (IWR). The candidate is expected to establish a primarily externally funded research program and to participate in academic self-government.

Prerequisites for application are a university degree, a doctoral degree and (in accordance with Article 47, paragraph 2 of the Higher Education Law of the State of Baden-Württemberg) a Habilitation, a successfully evaluated junior professorship, or equivalent merits.

Applications including standard documents (curriculum vitae; copies of diplomas; lists of publications and external funding; teaching and research statements) should be submitted in English and are requested in electronic form (as a single PDF document) by December 05, 2021. Applications should be sent to the dean of the Faculty of Chemistry and Earth Sciences of Heidelberg University, Prof. Dr. J. Glückler, E-Mail:

Heidelberg University stands for equal opportunities and diversity.

Qualified female candidates are especially invited to apply.

Disabled persons will be given preference if they are equally qualified.

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