The Institute for Geology, Mineralogy, and Geophysics in the Faculty of Geosciences at Ruhr-Universität Bochum invites applications for the position of a

Professor (W 3) in "Tectonics and Resources"
to start on October, 1st, 2018.

Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) is one of Germany's leading research universities. The university draws its strengths from diversity and proximity of scientific and engineering disciplines on a single, coherent campus. This highly dynamic setting enables students and researchers to work across traditional boundaries of academic subjects and disciplines.

The successful candidate is expected to have research and teaching interests with special emphasis on the role of tectonics in the origin, exploration strategy, and evaluation of natural resources and to further develop the respective research fields. The faculty also expects a willingness to take on a leading role in the development of an international Masters program "Resources and Energy". The successful candidate should hold a doctorate in the earth sciences, and have a proven track record of successful teaching, international research visibility, and the ability to procure external research funds. Positive evaluation as a junior professor or equivalent academic qualifications (e.g., habilitation) and evidence for academic excellence and achievements are required corresponding to the appointment at the Professor level.

In addition, the successful candidate must exhibit the willingness to participate in the selfgoverning bodies of the RUB, and the involvement in university processes according to RUB's mission statement. We further expect:
  • high commitment in teaching, in particular in field courses,
  • the willingness to actively contribute to the Institute's research focus on "Anthropolithosphere" as well as one or several of the Research Departments at the RUB,
  • readiness to participate in interdisciplinary academic work, and
  • willingness and ability to attract external funding.
Knowledge of German language at the time of appointment is not mandatory. The successful candidate is, however, expected to acquire proficiency of the German language needed for teaching and participation in self-governing bodies within 2 years.

Ruhr-Universität Bochum is an equal opportunity employer. Complete applications (including CV, certificates, list of publications, teaching experience and funding record, research plan) should be sent in electronic form (PDF document) to the Dean of the Faculty of Geosciences of Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Prof. Dr. Harald Zepp (E-mail:, not later than January 21st 2018. Further information is available at

posted: 30 November 2017     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.