Freie Universität Berlin and its Department of Earth Sciences / Institute of Geological Sciences together with the Museum für Naturkunde - Leibniz Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity Science (MfN) invite applications for a tenured

in Impact and Meteorite Research

salary grade W 3
reference code: GW-S-Professur MfN-E

The successful applicant will cover the area named above in research and teaching. The position involves a reduced teaching load of two weekly credit hours at Freie Universität Berlin (FU) and a senior research position in the field of Impact and Meteorite Research at the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin (MfN).
Appointment requirements are governed by Article 100 of the Berlin Higher Education Act (Berliner Hochschulgesetz).

We are seeking candidates with a distinguished, internationally recognized research record in the fields of either terrestrial/extraterrestrial impact studies or meteorite research. She or he should have a background in micro-analytical methods related to the study of impact rocks and/or meteorites. Other methodological focus areas can be cosmochemistry, structural geology, and/or geophysics. The selectee should have experience regarding the acquisition of funding for, and carrying out, sponsored research projects. Previous involvement in the management and implementation of knowledge and technology transfer is also desired.
Apart from the official duties that the appointee has to fulfil in accordance with Article 99 of the Berlin Higher Education Act in particular, the following activities need to be fulfilled additionally:

The appointee is expected to lecture in Mineralogy, Geology or Planetology at BSc and MSc levels in the curriculum of geological sciences of Freie Universität Berlin. Participation in the ongoing collaborative research network TRR170 on "Late Accretion onto Terrestrial Planets", funded by the DFG, is desirable. Preferentially, the research should have a link to the impactite and/or meteorite collections of the MfN. Besides holding a senior research position in the Research Division "Impact and Meteorite Research" at the MfN the candidate will contribute to public engagement activities as part of the integrated research structure of the MfN. As the successful candidate will be part of a highly interdisciplinary research environment she/he is expected to collaborate with existing working groups in Geology, Geochemistry, Paleontology, Geophysics, Mineralogy, or Remote Sensing at FU.

Applications should include a CV, copies of all certificates of academic qualification in German or English (please add the translations if needed), if applicable the letter of appointment, a list of publications, a list of courses previously taught and evidence of teaching competence. Furthermore, please include information on involvement in ongoing and future research endeavors, joint research projects and externally funded projects, and if necessary language certificates. If applicable for the respective content areas, please give information on industrial cooperations, inventions/patents and spin-offs.

All materials including a private postal and an email address must be received preferably electronically in one PDF file (maximum 5 MB), quoting the reference code, no later than November 10th, 2017

Freie Universität Berlin
Fachbereich Geowissenschaften
z. Hd. Frau Herm
Malteserstr. 74-100
D- 12249 Berlin

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Freie Universität Berlin is an equal opportunity employer.

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