The Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main seeks to fill the following position in the Department of Geosciences, Fachbereich Geowissenschaften/Geographie beginning December 1th, 2017:

Research Assistant
(E13 TV-G-U)

This position is initially limited to two years. As the employment is based on 14,2 of the "Teilzeit- und Befristungsgesetz" - (Law for part-time and limited time employment) we cannot consider any applications of candidates who have already been or still are employed by the Goethe-University Frankfurt.

The successful candidate will serve as curriculum coordinator for the Department of Geosciences. This includes the management and further development of the Bachelor and Master programs, both in English and German, as well as representing the department on various university and faculty committees. This position also serves to coordinate the existing group of student advisors. Teaching responsibilities (8 hours per week) will involve participation in introductory courses in the geosciences. The candidate will already possess a Ph.D. in the geosciences and ideally have some experience in the management of academic curricula and in teaching. In addition, independent research is expected.

The University advocates gender equality and therefore strongly encourages women to apply. People with disabilities are given preference if equally qualified."

Applications should be submitted in electronic form as a single PDF document to the Director of the Department of Geosciences in the Faculty of Geosciences/Geography, Prof. Dr. Harro Schmeling, Altenhoferallee 1, 60438 Frankfurt am Main, Deutschland, e-mail: Application deadline is October 1th, 2017.

For any questions regarding this position, please contact Prof. Dr. Jens O. Herrle, e-mail:, +49 (0)69 798 40180.

posted: 28 July 2017     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.