The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is the result of the merger of the Universität Karlsruhe and the Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe. It is a unique institution in Germany, which combines the mission of a university with that of a national research center of the Helmholtz Association. With 9000 employees KIT is one of the largest research and education institutions worldwide.
The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) - Department of Civil Engineering, Geo and Environmental Sciences - invites applications to fill the position of a
Professorship (W3) for Geomorphology
and Soil Science
The future holder of the post is expected to represent the fields of geomorphology and soil science in the context of physical geography and geoecology in university research and teaching. The professorship is part of the core area of the Institute of Geography and Geoecology including the joint direction of the Laboratory for Geoecology and Soil Science.
In teaching, the successful candidate (m/f) will be in charge of the consecutive Bachelor's / Master's degree programme in "geoecology" and the modular teaching degree programme in geography, supervising the physical-geographic basic education, the core areas of soil science and mineralogy as well as the course specialisations of urban and landscape ecology. In the framework of the urban ecological focus, a main emphasis should be put on the analysis of towns and agglomerations from a global perspective.
The convincing applicant (m/f) should be widely recognised for their expansive geoecological research activities both in basic and applied research, with specializations for instance in the fields of urban ecology, material flows in ecosystems, soil mineralogy or soil use / soil management being desirable. The successful candidate (m/f) will profit by an interesting research environment at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). The holder (m/f) of this professorship will be requested to cooperate with the KIT's existing research centres such as Climate and Environment.
The department is looking for a personality (m/f) with an outstanding expertise in the above-mentioned fields qualified in interdisciplinary cooperation, successful project management and with a profound didactic qualification. The candidate (m/f) will contribute to the collegial management of the institute. Their disposition to actively raise third-party funds from public and private investors as well as their willingness to contribute to across faculty activities is presupposed.
KIT is an equal opportunity employer. Women are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants with disabilities will be preferentially considered if equally qualified. The recruitment is subject to the conditions of employment of § 47 of the Landeshochschulgesetz Baden-Württemberg (Baden-Württemberg state law on universities and colleges).
Qualified academics (m/f) are invited to submit their application with the usual documentation, reprints of their five most important recent publications, a brief report of the directed research projects and their outputs, evidence of their teaching experience and a research plan until September 15th, 2012 to Fakultät für Bauingenieur, Geo und Umweltwissenschaften, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, Kaiserstraße 12, 76131 Karlsruhe, E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information, please contact the head of the board of review for professorship applicants, Prof. Dr. J. Vogt (email@example.com).
KIT - University of the State of Baden-Württemberg and National Laboratory of the Helmholtz Association