"Juniorprofessur" of Structural Geology
(W1 with tenure track option to W2)

within the Institute of Geography and Geology.

The candidate should bring expertise in the field of structural geology with special emphasis on the reconstruction of upper crustal structure by combining field geology, borehole and laboratory study, and geophysical imaging techniques. Specializations may include areas of fault, basin structure and reservoir-cap rock analyses in marine and continental systems, with relevance to understanding deformation mechanisms, basin history, fluid-rock interactions and georesource potentials (e.g. geoenergy and gas storage). Interests in the deformation of glacial-sedimentary sequences are also welcome. Links to our existing research activities will be welcomed, which include geothermal/geoenergy hydrogeology, marine geoscience, palaeontology, quaternary science, and sustainable resource usage, as well as the University's current programme in Environmental Change and Adaptation (ECRA).

The successful candidate is expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the area of structural geology, as well as introductory geology courses, and to supervise graduate students in this domain. Teaching will be in German and English. Working experience in other countries will be viewed positively, as will the willingness to support the activities of academic self-organization and administration.

The conditions of appointment will be made according to paragraph § 62 section 1 of the state law for higher education in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Landeshochschulgesetz Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, LHG M-V): a university degree, teaching experience and a level of scientific research achieved by a successful doctorate qualification. In accordance with § 62 LHG M-V, the "Juniorprofessur" will be appointed for an initial three year period with the status of a civil servant (Beamtenverhältnis). After successful evaluation of this period, the position can be extended for a further three years in order to complete the "Juniorprofessur" phase. An appointment as a full time permanent W2-Professor is then possible following a successful evaluation by the appointment committee, according to state higher education law (§§ 58 ff. LHG M-V).

Conditions of employment include that the candidate has gained post-doctoral experience at another institution of higher education other than where the doctor study was conducted (§ 59 Abs. 6 S. 2 LHG M-V).

This vacancy is open to all applicants, irrespective of gender. The University would like to increase the proportion of women in areas in which they are underrepresented and thus applications from women are particularly welcome and will be treated with priority if they have the same qualifications and as long as there are no clear reasons which make a fellow applicant more suitable. Severely disabled applicants with the same professional and personal qualifications will also be given preference.

Please include only copies of documents in your application, as these will not be returned. Interview and application expenses cannot be reimbursed by the State of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

For more information please contact Prof. Dr. Werner Weitschies, Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences.

Candidates are requested to submit their applications by 04/08/2017, accompanied by the usual documents (curriculum vitae reflecting their academic career, list of scholarly publications and courses taught, copies of academic certificates, attestation of pedagogical aptitude, description of teaching concept, overview of completed and planned research projects). Applications preferentially as single PDF document by email or should be addressed to:

Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald
Dekan der Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftlichen Fakultät
Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Straße 17a
17487 Greifswald
Tel. 03834 420 4000
E-Mail: dekanmnf@uni-greifswald.de

posted: 12 July 2017     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.