Full Professor of Geology at the University of Salzburg

GZ B0003/1-2019

The Paris Lodron-University Salzburg, Department of Geography and Geology is looking to fill the position of Professor of Geology with a start date of 1. October 2019 or thereafter.

The Professorship is intended to strengthen and complement the strategic research area‚ 'Earth Surface Dynamics in mountain environments' at the University of Salzburg. The successful candidate will be expected to provide strong academic leadership and an emphasis on solid Earth geology, which is complementary to the skill set available at the department.

The research of the successful candidate is expected to focus on the dynamic processes in the Earth crust, like the thermal or mechanical evolution of mountain ranges. It is expected that the post holder is capable of building and establishing novel and innovative techniques to determine process-rates including a laboratory on low-temperature thermochronometry complementary to skills existing at Salzburg.

The successful candidate will be an internationally recognised scholar in research related to Earth and Environment, with a strong record of publications in high impact journals, demonstrated ability to raise research funding from various sources, and a proven capacity to collaborate interdisciplinary. An excellent track record in teaching and supervision is required. The candidate is also expected to have experience in departmental management and ought to be willing to also take on administrative positions at PLUS.

The successful candidate has excellent interpersonal skills, a drive to develop the discipline and Department, and to stimulate and work with the Department's existing research staff. She or he will be internationally visible and well embedded within the international research community.

A good command of the German language is prerequisite. At the latest after three years teaching will have to also be delivered in German.

The appointment will be made at tenure level, full time, and permanent. Payment will be according to the Austrian Collective Agreement for University Staff, level A1. Overpayment of the minimum salary of currently 5005,10 € pre-tax (14 times per year) is intended.

The University of Salzburg is committed to increasing the proportion of women in leading scientific positions. Female applicants are especially encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to female applicants when equally qualified. People with special needs with appropriate qualifications are explicitly encouraged to apply.

Unfortunately, traveling expenses that arise in the course of the selection procedure cannot be reimbursed.

Applications, including a detailed CV, list of publications, competitive research funding secured, courses taught, teaching evaluations, and other noteworthy activities, should be addressed to the Rector of the University of Salzburg, Univ.-Prof. Dr. Heinrich Schmidinger and sent by E-Mail by 31.01.2019 to bewerbung@sbg.ac.at.

For further particulars and informal enquiries please feel free to contact the Head of Department (andreas.lang@sbg.ac.at)

published: 20 December 2018     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.