Professorship – Goethe-University Frankfurt Am Main


Professorship (W3) in Geology, The Institute of Geosciences at the Faculty of Geosciences/Geography, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University Frankfurt Am Main

The candidate must have demonstrated expertise in surficial geology, involving the coupling between the atmosphere, oceans and the lithosphere. The field of specialization should cover current topics in Earth system science, like for example, biogeochemical cycles or climate-controlled variations in ocean circulation over geologic time. Many existing facilities in the Institute for Geosciences are ideal for such investigations (see for more details). The successful candidate will actively contribute to the Bachelor and Master of Geosciences programs, particularly in the areas of surficial/regional geology and geochemistry. Field-based courses form an important component of the teaching duties. Courses can be held in English, particularly those offered at an advanced-level.

The candidate should have international research experience and a proven ability to obtain external research funding, as demonstrated through publication of previous research activities. He/She possesses skills in didactics and personnel management and will become involved in the university administration. It is expected that the candidate will contribute to further developing the scientific profile of the Institute, as well as expanding national and international collaborations. The application must include a concept of how the candidate will establish an internationally visible profile and how her/his research complements the existing strengths within the Faculty of Geosciences/Geography and other research institutions in the Rhine-Main region.

The designated salary for the position is based on “W3” of the German university scale or equivalent. For further information regarding the general conditions for professional appointments, please see:

Scientists with proven exceptional research and teaching accomplishments are invited to submit their applications with the usual documents (CV, list of external funding, publication list, list of previous teaching experience, statement of research and teaching interests) by 15th of October 2015 to the Dean of the Faculty of Geosciences/Geography, Altenhöferallee 1, 60438 Frankfurt and Main, Germany. Applications can also be sent via email as a pdf-document to:


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