The Faculty of Geosciences and Geography at the University of Göttingen invites applications for a professorship to begin at the earliest possible date

Professorship (W2 t.t. W3) "Digital Earth Science"

This is a tenure track position funded by the German Federal and State governments through the program "Bund-Länder-Programm zur Förderung des wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchses (Nachwuchspakt)" (BesGr. W2 NBesO) (f/m/d).

The initial appointment will be limited to five years. The transition to the permanent position of Professor (W3) without advertising takes effect following a successful evaluation.

We seek an excellent and highly motivated candidate working on innovative solutions to the challenges of harvesting, analysing and visualising the rapidly increasing body of Earth system data. Specific areas of expertise may cover methodical developments to advance the integration of diverse data from different geoscience disciplines and different temporal and spatial scales, the quantification of uncertainty in complex models, and/or dealing with the 4-dimensional nature of geodata whose spatial locations change over time. The candidate should also be interested in the development of geoscience data and sample management strategies. A solid background in Earth science is required. The candidate shall participate in the faculty's undergraduate and graduate teaching programs.

We look for a researcher in the early career phase with proven track record of academic excellence in developing and employing advanced methods of data analysis within basic and/or applied fields of geoscience with the ability to engage in a wide range of disciplines within and outside the Faculty, the ability to attract external funding as well as a strong commitment to excellent research-oriented teaching.

Following a successful review process after five years, the candidate will lead and develop the new department "Digital Earth".

The new "Digital Earth" research field aligns with our vision of taking geoscience to a new level by efficiently tapping into increasingly available "Big Data" while not losing touch with the geological reality they represent.

The Georg-August University of Göttingen is one of the country's oldest and largest universities with a long-standing tradition in academic research and education. The vibrant and picturesque city of Göttingen itself is one of the region's leading centres for culture and education.

Conditions for appointment can be found in Section 25 of the Higher Education Law of Lower Saxony. For a tenure track option, only those candidates can be considered who have been working in academic positions outside the University of Göttingen for at least two years after finalizing their PhD at the University of Göttingen. As a Public Law Foundation, the University of Göttingen has the right to appoint professors. Further details can be obtained upon request.

Applications of international scientists are highly encouraged. The University is an equal opportunity and family friendly employer. We specifically encourage women to apply. Disabled persons with appropriate qualifications and aptitude for the position will be given special consideration.

The selection procedure will include a symposium to be held at the beginning of 2020.

Applications with CV, certificates, publication list, information on completed and planned teaching activity, future research plan, and an overview of successful grant applications are requested by October 21th, 2019 in electronic form as a single pdf-file should be send to

Dean of the Faculty of Geoscience and Geography
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Prof. Dr. Alexander Schmidt
Goldschmidtstr. 3
D-37073 Göttingen

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posted: 20 September 2019     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.