[CRYOLIST] Job opening: Full Professor (W2) in Physical Geography and Climatology at RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Christoph Schneider c.schneider at geo.hu-berlin.de
Sat Aug 15 05:19:03 PDT 2015

Dear Cryolisters,

while the job offer below is not aiming directly at candidates from the 
field of cryospheric sciences it is still not impossible that someone 
with a background in cryospheric sciences is considered.

My best wishes

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 at 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.

Prof. Dr. Christoph Schneider
Geographisches Institut / Department of Geography

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Unter den Linden 6
D-10099 Berlin

Tel.     +49 30 2093 9411
Email    c.schneider at geo.hu-berlin.de

Gebäudeadresse / Building Adress:
Rudower Chaussee 16
12489 Berlin-Adlershof


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