The University of Bremen seeks to appoint seven professors on tenure-track positions established within the program of the German Federal Government and the States to promote young scientists.

Within the framework of this initiative, the Faculty of Geosciences seeks candidates for appointment as

Tenure-Track Professor
initially in salary group W1 with tenure-track
towards salary group W2
in Sedimentology
Advertisement number JP579/18

The appointment is initially for three years. After an interim advisory review, the appointment will be extended for a further three years. Pending on a positive performance evaluation after a maximum of six years, the appointment will become tenured with a lifetime civil-service position. To allow the candidates to develop their profile, the tenure-track phase has lower teaching duties.

We invite applications from candidates with first experience in independent research and academic education and developed national and international visibility. The appointed person will be expected to represent the field of sedimentology in research and teaching, contribute to its further advancement and facilitate the scientific and academic development of the marine geoscience profile of the Faculty.

During the tenure-track phase, the position holder is expected to develop an independent research profile based on a conceptually and methodologically broad field- and/or laboratory-based approach. The research focus may involve aspect of the analysis of sedimentary processes at any spatial and temporal scale, including fields like the study of large-scale architecture of sedimentary bodies or the analysis of microscopic sedimentary structures.

At the Faculty of Geosciences and the MARUM – Center for marine environmental sciences, the University of Bremen offers an ideal academic environment for the establishment of disciplinary and interdisciplinary collaboration. The position holder is expected to engage in cooperative research both within and outside the University, benefitting from the established network of partner institutes in the region. Willingness and ability to participate in ship- and field-based expeditions is required.

Teaching responsibilities cover Bachelor and Master-level sedimentology courses, including field courses. The position holder will be encouraged to obtain training in higher-education teaching skills. Since courses are taught in German and English, an appropriate level of proficiency in both languages is expected after a transitional period.

Applicants are required to hold a university degree with a geoscience focus, a PhD degree completed within five years prior to application, further scientific achievements in the field of sedimentology, pedagogical aptitude and didactical engagement.

The appointment follows the regulations of §§ 18 und 18a BremHG as well as § 117 BremBG. Candidates holding a PhD degree from the University of Bremen may apply only if they are no longer employed at the University or if they have been employed outside of the University for at least two years. The University of Bremen offers a range of measures to support newly hired staff. These include advice through the Welcome Center, child-care facilities, dual-career assistance and opportunities for further professional development, including language tuition.

The University is committed to equal opportunities and anti-discrimination. It welcomes applications from candidates of all nationalities and citizenships. The University has received multiple awards for its gender equality policy and is certified as a family-friendly university. Female candidates are explicitly encouraged to apply. Applications from handicapped candidates will be given priority in case of equivalent qualification.

Applications should be submitted in English and include a letter of motivation, a curriculum vitae with a list of publications, research and teaching concepts and copies of educational certificates. Applications must be submitted by May 11th, 2018 and identified by the reference number JP 579/18 to the following address:

By mail to: Universität Bremen - Fachbereich 05 Geowissenschaften, Fachbereichsverwaltung Klagenfurter Str. 2-4, 28359 Bremen or by E-mail: (as a single PDF file)

Enquiries prior to application may be directed to the dean, Prof. Michal Kucera:

Comprehensive information on all aspects of the hiring process can be obtained here:

Further information about the University of Bremen, the Faculty of Geosciences and the MARUM is available through:, and

published: 17 April 2018     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.