The Geographical Institute at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences of the University of Cologne invites application for a position as

Professor (W2) in Physical Geography

starting as soon as possible.

In support of the research focus on Human-Environment Research at the Geographical Institute, we seek a candidate with a proven track record of high quality research and education in the field of Applied Physical Geography.

Expertise in measuring and modelling of land surface processes (e. g. erosion, matter fluxes) and their interdependence with planning and management are particularly welcome. Regional competence in Africa is advantageous. Sound knowledge of modern field, laboratory, and computer-based methods are required. The willingness to contribute to interdisciplinary research (see the competence areas of UoC, e. g. CRC1211) and teaching programs (such as CEA, IMES, QSGA) is expected. The successful candidate will be able to contribute to the full range of study programs offered by the Geographical Institute at the undergraduate level and will focus on Applied Physical Geography at the graduate level. Contributions to the study profile in Environment and Societies are expected.

Qualification requirements are in accordance with the North Rhine-Westphalia University Law and include an excellent track record in research and teaching. The University of Cologne particularly encourages applications from disabled persons. Disabled persons are given preference in case of equal qualification. Women are strongly encouraged to apply. Preferential treatment is given to women if their professional qualifications and abilities are equivalent to those of other applicants.

Applications should include a letter of motivation with a teaching and research statement and the usual documents (CV, complete publication list, information on external funding, academic achievements and honors). Applications should be submitted via the Academic Job Portal of the University of Cologne ( no later than December 31, 2017 to

Professor Dr. GŁnter Schwarz
Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
University of Cologne
Albertus-Magnus-Platz, D-50923 Cologne, Germany

posted: 24 October 2017     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.