The Faculty of Geosciences at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany, invites applications for a

Professor of Sedimentology (W2)

at the Institute of Geology and Palaeontology.

Applicants must have a strong background in both research and teaching in the field of clastic sedimentology. Potential research fields include, e.g., palaeoenvironmental reconstructions, palaeoclimatology, sediment transport and related hazards, and sedimentary geochemistry. The successful candidate will have a strong international profile in process-oriented research, a record of using analytical/quantitative methods, a broad interest in geosciences, and proven success in the acquisition of external funding. A willingness to cooperate with other research groups of the Institute and the Faculty of Geoscience is also required. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching sedimentology in its full breadth in the Geosciences BSc and MSc and in associated BSc programmes (e.g., landscape ecology). The organization of field and laboratory courses, as well as a contribution to multidisciplinary courses is required.

To be considered for this position, candidates must have academic achievements made as a junior professor (assistant professor), in a Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification), as a member of the academic staff of a university or non-university research institute, or in a research position in business, industry or other relevant fields in Germany or abroad.

The University of Münster is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the proportion of women academics. Consequently, we actively encourage applications by women. Female candidates with equivalent qualifications and academic achievements will be preferentially considered within the framework of the legal possibilities. The University of Münster is committed to employing more staff with disabilities. Candidates with recognized severe disabilities, who have equivalent qualifications are preferentially considered. We are seeking to fill the position for the 2022/2023 winter term, starting October 1st 2022.

Proficiency in spoken and written German is not required initially, but a willingness to learn German within three years is expected.

Applications, including a CV, copies of degree certificates, a statement of teaching experience and strategy, a complete publication list, a statement of past and future research interests, and a list of successful funding applications, should be e-mailed, as a single PDF file, by November 30th 2021 to the:

Dean of the Faculty of Geosciences (
Dekanat des Fachbereichs 14 - Geowissenschaften
Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Heisenbergstrasse 2
48149 Münster

Further information about the Institute of Geology and Palaeontology can be found at:

Informal enquiries about this position may be made to Prof. R. Thomas Becker at

posted: 12 October 2021     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.