The Institute of Geosciences of the Faculty of Chemistry, Pharmacy, and Geoscience at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz invites applications for a permanent appointment at the level of a

University Professor (f/m) of Sedimentary Geochemistry

(Salary class W3 LBesG)

starting in July 2019 with strong expertise in geochemistry, sedimentology and diagenesis. We look for candidates with an outstanding research record in the application of geochemical methods for the reconstruction of past climate variability based on sedimentary archives.

The Institute of Geosciences is equipped with modern analytical, experimental, computational and teaching facilities and has a dynamic, international research team. This position is part of a cluster hire that will strengthen the institute's two main research directions in "Paleoclimatology" and "Dynamics of the Solid Earth", along with other ongoing faculty searches in Metamorphic Processes, and Tectonics/Structural Geology.

We seek a creative individual, who is willing to collaborate across discipline boundaries and interact with faculty and students. The successful candidate will complement our existing research strengths, e.g., speleothem research, sclerochronology, lake sediments and solid Earth geoscience. In addition, we expect the candidate to collaborate with other research institutions on the Johannes Gutenberg-University Campus, such as the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry and the Institute of Geography. The candidate should have an excellent track record of high quality and innovative research, successful research funding, effective teaching and research supervision. We expect the candidate to establish an internationally leading research group, and to attract external funding, in particular in joint large research proposals.

The successful candidate is expected to offer courses in the broad fields of geochemistry, sedimentology and paleoclimatology at the BSc and MSc level, including field-based methods. Part of the teaching can be done in English, but we expect the candidate to communicate in German within a reasonable amount of time. Furthermore, the candidate is expected to participate in service roles within the institute.

Applicants must meet the general requirements according to public services law and the Higher Education Act of Rhineland-Palatinate.

In addition to a doctoral degree, a first-rate research record must be proven.

The State of Rhineland-Palatinate and Johannes Gutenberg-University of Mainz are committed to intensive personal mentoring of students and, therefore, expect a strong presence of teaching staff at the University.

The Johannes Gutenberg-University of Mainz aims to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching and is therefore particularly interested in applications of women.

Disabled candidates with adequate qualification will be given priority.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, degree certificates, overview of teaching experience, publication list and a statement outlining planned research and teaching directions as well as copies of five key publications, together with a form that can be downloaded from Applications in electronic form should be sent by August 29, 2018, as a single PDF file to

Dean of Faculty 09 - Chemistry, Pharmacy and Geosciences
Prof. Dr. Dirk Schneider
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

For further information about the Institute of Geosciences ( and this position, please contact Prof. Boris Kaus at

posted: 13 July 2018     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.