The Institute for Geosciences, Faculty of Geosciences / Geography of Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, Germany, invites applications for the following position as civil servant or public employee, starting October 1, 2020:

Professorship (W2, tenure track) in Geodynamic Modelling

The professorship represents the field of geophysics with a focus on geodynamic modelling within the Department of Geosciences / Geography of the Goethe University. The ideal candidate would be an interdisciplinary scientist who contributes to the deep physical understanding of fundamental geodynamic processes in the Earth's interior and their interactions with near-surface processes and material cycles by means of computer-aided modelling.

Applicants must include a concept of how they plan to integrate their research profile within the Faculty of Geosciences / Geography, as well as with partner institutions in the Rhine-Main region. The successful candidate will establish and maintain an externally-funded research program that includes national and international collaboration.

It is also expected that the successful candidate will become actively involved in the existing Bachelor and Master of Geoscience (Geophysics) programs by offering introductory and advanced courses. As part of Goethe University’s policy to attract international students, undergraduate and graduate courses may be given in English.

The initial tenure track appointment as professor (civil servant or public employee) is for six years (§ 64 of the Higher Education Act of the State of Hessen (HHG)). Upon positive evaluation, the incumbent will be promoted to a permanent position at a higher level (W3). Requirements for the position are a Ph.D. and additional demonstrated scientific achievements in the field of geophysics.

The designated salary for the position is based on the German university pay scale or equivalent. Goethe University is committed to increasing the proportion of female faculty and therefore especially encourages women to apply. Applications of persons with international experience are explicitly encouraged. Severely handicapped applicants with equal qualification and aptitude will be given preferential consideration. For further information regarding the general conditions for professorship appointments, please see:

Researchers with an excellent record in research and teaching are invited to submit their application by 02.02.2020 including the usual documents (CV, list of previous external funding, publication list, documentation of previous teaching experience incl. teaching evaluations, statements of research and teaching interests) to the Dean of the Faculty of Geosciences / Geography, Altenhöferallee 1, 60438 Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Applications should be sent via e-mail as a single PDF document to: For any questions regarding this position, please contact Prof. Dr. Andreas Junge, e-mail:, +49 (0)69-798-40144 or Prof. Dr. Georg Rümpker, e-mail:, +49 (0)69-798-40142.

posted: 11 December 2019     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.