The Institute of Geology and Mineralogy at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences of the University of Cologne invites applications for a position as a

Professor (W2) in Micropalaeontology and Palaeoecology

starting as soon as possible.

We are looking for candidates with an excellent scientific record in micropalaeontology and its application in geobiology, palaeoecology or facies analysis. Besides modern analytic microscopy quantitative methods should be applied. The successful candidate should strengthen core competences of the institute: “Evolution of Life and Earth” (e.g. SPP 1833), “Environment and atmosphere during Global Change” (e.g. SFB 806) and/or “Evolution of Earth and Life and the Dry Limit” (SFB 1221). Cooperation with existing research lines within the institute will be of prime importance for a successful application.

Besides participation in administrative duties of the institute, teaching will involve courses in micropalaeontology, palaeoecology, geobiology and historical geology for BSc and MSc students in geoscience. Active participation and self-reliant direction of field courses are particularly 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 November 4, 2016 to, Professor Dr. Ansgar Büschges, Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Cologne, Albertus-Magnus-Platz, D-50923 Cologne, Germany, E-Mail

posted: 11 October 2016     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.