Tenure-track Professorship (W1/W3) in
Geo- and Crystalline Materials

The University of Freiburg in Germany invites applications for a tenure-track professorship in geological and crystalline materials (W1/W3), with start-up funding and supported by the Bund-Länder-Program as soon as possible.

We are looking for candidates with research and teaching skills in the fields of crystallography, crystal formation and characterization of crystalline materials.

The candidate is expected to have excellent international cooperation and project acquisition record and should be open for networking and collaboration within the university and faculty, for instance in the fields of natural resources, sustainability and risks or cooperation with the Materials Research Centre or Sustainability Centre in Freiburg, or other research facilities.

The qualification requirements are doctoral degree and excellent scientific record. The appointment is initially limited as junior (assistant) professor to four years. After successful interim evaluation, it can be extended for another two years, whereby the candidate is eligible for promotion to full professorship with tenure, subject to fulfillment of statutory and performance criteria.

The University of Freiburg is a research-oriented university located in southwestern Germany, with a very high living standard, multicultural environment at the border of Germany, Switzerland and France. It is an equal opportunity employer and we strongly encourage applications from women as well as candidates with disabilities.

Full advertisement in the English and German language is available here:


Further information about the geoscience unit of the University of Freiburg can be found here:


The application should contain curriculum vitae, academic certificates, bibliometric information, list of publications and conference presentations, with specification of three most important publications, list of research projects and funding, statement of research and teaching interests (max. 1-2 pages long).

The deadline for applications is September 30, 2018. Please send your application electronically as a single pdf-document, together with the application form:

to the following address:

Prof. Dr. Tim Freytag, Dean of the Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources, Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg, Tennenbacher Str. 4, 79106 Freiburg i.Br., Germany. E-mail: dekanat@unr.uni-freiburg.de

Further information on the appointment procedure can be found in the Code for Practice for professorial appointments, available under http://www.zuv.uni-freiburg.de/formulare/berufungsleitfaden-en.pdf

For important legal information, see http://www.uni-freiburg.de/stellen

posted: 02 August 2018     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.