Professorship for Applied Geology and Modeling of Environmental Systems (Associate Professor)

Posted 1 year ago
  • Organization: Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU)
  • Location: Erlangen, Germany

The Faculty of Sciences at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) invites applications for a

Environmental Systems (Associate Professor)

W2 Professorship for Applied Geology and Modeling of Environmental Systems (Associate Professor)

at the GeoZentrum Nordbayern (GZN) within the Department of Geography and Geosciences. The professorship is a full-time and permanent position planned to be filled by April 1, 2024.

We seek to appoint an expert in empirical research and modeling in applied geology focusing on water resources in conjunction with climate impact assessment and potential links to engineering geology and hydrogeology. Applications of geographic information systems (GIS) in research and teaching are encouraged. The willingness to engage in interdisciplinary research with mineralogy, geodynamics, tectonics, paleobiology, and geography including designing and participating in collaborative projects is expected. This includes the development of an internationally visible research and teaching program within the Department of Geography and Geosciences and should include topics related to sustainable use of geo-resources, climate change impacts and mitigation. The GZN provides an excellently equipped and vibrant active environment to enhance existing expertise in environmental and geosciences with new field methods and modeling approaches.

Successful candidates demonstrate excellent academic achievements in research and teaching at the highest international standards. You have substantial research experience abroad and/or international cooperations as well as experience in managing research projects and in raising third-party funding. A university degree and an outstanding doctoral degree as well as a passion for education and pertinent teaching experience are prerequisites. Candidates who are able and willing to teach in both English and German are desired. The position also requires additional postdoctoral qualifications. These should be in the form of a habilitation (postdoctoral thesis) or equivalent academic qualifications. You may also have acquired the necessary qualifications in a non-university context or through a junior faculty position (for example as W1 Professor or Assistant Professor).

FAU expects applicants to become actively involved in administering academic affairs and in developing strategic initiatives. FAU pursues a policy of intense student mentoring and therefore expects its teaching staff to be present during lecture periods.

FAU offers an outstandingly productive research environment as well as a passionate and multi-disciplinary scholarly community within a vibrant institutional network.

In its pursuit of academic excellence, FAU is committed to equality of opportunity and to a proactive and inclusive approach, which supports and encourages all under-represented groups, promotes an inclusive culture and values diversity. FAU is a family-friendly employer and is also responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Please submit your complete application documents (CV, research and teaching statements (max. 1 page each), list of publications, list of lectures and courses taught, copies of certificates and degrees, list of third-party funding) online at by March 21, 2023, addressed to the Dean of the Faculty of Sciences. Please contact [email protected] with any questions.


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