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Full Professorship (W3) in “Organic Environmental Geochemistry (f/m/d)

Universität Heidelberg
Heidelberg, Brandenburg (DE)
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Jun 22, 2024

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The Institute of Earth Sciences within the Faculty of Chemistry and Earth Sciences at Heidelberg University invites applications for a


to be appointed at the earliest possible date.

We seek an Organic Environmental Geochemist (f/m/d) pursuing analytical research focused on the application of organic-geochemical methods to understand modern and past processes and evolution of the Earth System. Their research should involve novel and comprehensive approaches, ideally covering a broad spectrum of the geological timescale and complementing existing research within the Institute of Earth Sciences. Applicants should be distinguished by their diverse and internationally recognized research record and scientific accomplishments.

The faculty position has responsibility for core courses in the existing curricula for the „Earth Science“ Bachelor and Master programs, including teaching of fundamental environmental science and field-based courses. The position links research groups within the Institute of Earth Sciences as well as with other cooperating institutes within the Heidelberg Center for the Environment (HCE). 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 qualified doctoral degree, pedagogical aptitude which has generally been proven through teaching experience 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 July 07, 2024. Applications should be sent to: Dekanin der Fakultät für Chemie und Geowissenschaften der Universität Heidelberg, Im Neuenheimer Feld 234, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany, E-Mail:

Heidelberg University stands for equal opportunities and diversity. Qualified female candidates are especially invited to apply. Persons with severe disabilities will be given preference if they are equally qualified. Information on job advertisements and the collection of personal data is available at

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