Full Professor – RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Full Professor (W2) in Physical Geography and Climatology, Faculty of Georesources and Materials Engineering, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

We are seeking qualified applicants for teaching and research in the area of Physical Geography and Climatology. The starting date is summer semester 2016. We expect recognized expertise in the field of Physical Geography with a focus on Climatology. Experience should have been proved in at least one of the following fields: urban climatology, topoclimates, field experiments as well as data processing and analysis. A methodological background in at least one of the following subjects is required: Geographical Information Systems, remote sensing or geostatistics. We welcome your interest in the vital issue of recent climate change and its implications. Participation in interdisciplinary research cooperation at the RWTH University is expected. Teaching tasks comprise various courses in the Bachelor and Master programs offered at the Division of Earth Sciences and Geography. Besides a climatology focus, the broader field of Physical Geography needs to be covered within the B.Sc. program Applied Geography. Further, we expect you to participate in other integrated study programs at RWTH Aachen University. A Ph.D. degree is required; additionally, Habilitation (post‐doctoral lecturing qualification), an exemplary record of research achievement as an assistant / an associate / a junior professor or university researcher and/or an outstanding career outside academia are highly desirable. Ability in and commitment to teaching are essential.

The application should include supporting documents regarding success in teaching. German is not necessary to begin but will be expected as a teaching language within the first 5 years. Longterm experience in application‐oriented teaching is requested.

Please send a cover letter stating research aims and a CV to:

Dean of the Faculty of Georesources and Materials Engineering of RWTH
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Bleck
52056 Aachen

You can also send your application via email to <dekan@fb5.rwthaachen.de>. Please note, however, that communication via unencrypted e‐mail poses a threat to confidentiality as it is potentially vulnerable to unauthorized access by third parties. The deadline for applications is October 9th, 2015.

This position is also available as part‐time employment per request. RWTH Aachen University is certified as a family‐friendly university and offers a dual career program for partner hiring. We particularly welcome and encourage applications from women, disabled people and ethnic minority groups, recognizing they are underrepresented across RWTH Aachen University. The principles of fair and open competition apply and appointments will be made on merit.


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