Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) is one of Germany's leading research universities. The University draws its strengths from both the diversity and the 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 faculties.

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 2) in "Hydrogeochemistry"
to be filled on October, 1st, 2018.

Relevant research areas include, but are not limited to, the characterization of coupled processes in unconsolidated and solid rocks, with focus on practical applications of research results. The candidate will be expected to link laboratory and modeling results with direct field observations. Experience in one or more of the following areas is required: 1. hydrogeochemical water-rock-interactions, 2. hydrogeochemical modeling 3. hydrogeochemical processes in geothermal applications.

The successful candidate should hold a degree in the earth sciences and a doctorate in hydrochemistry / environmental geology, and have a proven track record of successful teaching (including in field-based courses), international research visibility, and the ability to procure external research funds; experience in project management is advantageous.

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 self-governing bodies of the RUB, and the involvement in university processes according to RUB's mission statement. We further expect:
  • high commitment to teaching, particularly in field courses
  • willingness to actively contribute to the institute's research focus on "Antropolithosphere", as well as one or several of the Research Departments at the RUB,
  • readiness to participate in interdisciplinary academic work,
  • 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 the proficiency in 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 March 15th 2018. Further information is available at

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