The Institute for Geosciences and Geography of the Faculty of Natural Sciences III, Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, invites applications for a

W3 Professorship in "Applied Geology"


The candidate should have a strong research and teaching record in Applied Geosciences (Hydrogeology and Geotechnics). The integrative considerations of water, rock and energy systems including cyclic processes between these are the core research topics. Regenerative resources in the subsurface should be in focus of newly developed sustainable concepts and innovative methods. It is expected that the candidate has proven experience in interdisciplinary projects of parameter identification as well as in the model-driven application of general and applied research concepts and methods. The candidate should be able to develop process-oriented models with modern analytical and prognostic methods. Regional and international projects should be initiated, connected, and extended effectively by appropriately focusing on relevant topics. Collaboration with the other disciplines of the Institutes for Geosciences and Geography, Agricultural Sciences, Soil Science, and Computer Science within the Faculty is expected. Additional collaboration should be continued and extended with the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) and with partner universities. Halle as a centre of research offers good networking facilities both within and outside the university. The institute is equipped with modern laboratories in the field of Applied Geosciences. Powerful and up-to-date hardware and software are currently used to model subsurface geopotentials.

The candidate is expected to teach the subjects of Hydrogeology and Geotechnics in undergraduate and graduate courses within the BSc and MSc Degree Programmes of Applied Geosciences and Management of Natural Resources (together with Agricultural Sciences).

Successful candidates are expected to have the following qualifications: PhD and post-doctoral experience at a university or equivalent research institution, with a reputation as an active member in the international academic community, habilitation or equivalent qualification in the relevant field. The applicant must have excellent research and teaching skills as demonstrated by both the acquisition of external funding and by his/her teaching record. The candidate should be able to demonstrate both a successful professional career and publication record and, in particular, show relevant experience in teaching and research. The willingness to undertake multidisciplinary investigations and to assist in academic administration is expected.
Further duties of the successful applicant are listed in Article 34 of the University Act of Saxony-Anhalt (Hochschulgesetz des Landes Sachsen-Anhalt).

The Martin-Luther-University seeks to increase the proportion of women among the academic staff and strongly encourages the application of qualified women. The Martin-Luther-University offers good possibilities to combine professional and family arrangements. Physically handicapped applicants will be favored if they are equally qualified.

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, academic certificates, description of professional career, list of publications, record of acquired research grants, and teaching record. Please also provide a resume of research and teaching interests as well as concepts for research collaboration with other groups (max. 2-3 pages). Complete applications should be submitted both electronically by e-mail (single, integrated pdf file less than 5 MB) as well as in paper form not later than December 18th, 2017 to the following address:

Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg
Dekan der Naturwissenschaftlichen Fakultät III
Prof. Dr. Matthias Müller-Hannemann
D-06099 Halle/Saale

e-mail: dekanat@natfak3.uni-halle.de

Please include your business and private addresses.
The salary is according to the legal and budgetary conditions. Applicants' costs cannot be reimbursed. Further information can be obtained from Prof. Dr. Dr. Herbert Pöllmann, Tel. +49-345/55-26110.
e-mail: herbert.poellmann@geo.uni-halle.de.
Please note: Applications to this e-mail address will not be considered.

posted: 20 November 2017     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.