TU Dresden is one of the largest technical universities in Germany and one of the leading and most dynamic universities in Germany. As a public, fully comprehensive university with 18 faculties in 5 schools it offers a wide range of 122 courses and covers a broad research portfolio.

The Faculty of Environmental Sciences invites for the PRISMA – Centre for Sustainability Assessment and Policy (www.tu-dresden.de/prisma) applications for the position of


Hans Carl von Carlowitz Junior Professorship (W1) in
Sustainability Assessment and Policy


at the earliest possible date. The Junior Professorship will be offered as an employment position with a three-year contract. Provided the successful candidate’s performance will be evaluated positively, employment may be extended to a total of 6 years.

The Junior Professorship carries the name of Hans Carl von Carlowitz (1645 – 1714), who is considered the founding father of sustainability. The Junior Professor will represent the topic of sustainability assessment in research and teaching within PRISMA. Regarding research contributions, the candidate is required to advance concepts, methods and scientific knowledge of sustainability assessment within the candidate’s academic discipline. In principle, these contributions should also be relevant for sustainability assessment in politics, business and society. The acquisition of third party funding for research projects is expected. The candidate will help to establish teaching modules on sustainability assessment and policy. Mandatory teaching assignment amounts to 4 semester hours per week. Research and teaching is integrated in the inter- and transdisciplinary environment of PRISMA. A willingness and ability to conduct classes in English is expected. The duties include participation in academic selfadministration.

We are seeking a candidate with high international reputation who has demonstrated an outstanding academic record in the form of internationally peer reviewed publications. A university degree and an outstanding doctoral degree or equivalent scientific qualification, as well as didactic skills are also prerequisites. A willingness to engage in cross-disciplinary cooperation with chairs of various faculties at the TU Dresden is expected, as well as with the Dresden-based FLORES Institute of the United Nations University (UNU) on sustainability assessment and the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Applicants must fulfil the employment qualification requirements of § 63 of the Act on the Autonomy of Institutions of of Higher Education in the Free State of Saxony (Higher Education Act of the Free State of Saxony – SächsHSFG).

Please contact the director of PRISMA, Prof. Dr. Edeltraud Günther, E-Mail: prisma@tu-dresden.de, in case of any further queries in relation to this appointment.

TU Dresden offers a programme that is tailored towards the specific needs of junior professors. Junior professors will find network meetings, mentoring programmes and also training packages and individual coaching particularly helpful. For further information please go to: http://tu-dresden.de/wiss_karriere/wege _wissenschaft/ junior-professuren.

TU Dresden seeks to employ more female professors. Hence we particularly encourage women to apply. Applications from disabled candidates or those with additional support needs are very welcome. The university is a certified family-friendly university and offers a dual career service. If you have any questions about these topics, please contact the Equal Opportunities Officer of the Faculty of Environmental Sciences (Prof. Dr. Doris Krabel, +49 351 463-31857) or the Representative of Employees with Disabilities (Ms. Birgit Kliemann, +49 351 463-33175).

Please address your application, consisting of a curriculum vitae, a description of your academic career, a list of publications, copies of the most important publications, a list of teaching activities, results of evaluations from the last three years, along with a certified copy of the highest academic degree and a cover letter explaining your motivation for the application, as well as outlining your research and teaching concept as hard copy to TU Dresden, Dekan der Fakultät Umweltwissenschaften, Herrn Prof. Dr. Karl-Heinz Feger, Helmholtzstr. 10, 01069 Dresden, Germany and as electronic copy via the TU Dresden SecureMail Portal https://securemail.tu-dresden.de by sending it to dekanat.uw@tu-dresden.de until 29.06.2018 (stamped arrival date of the university central mail service applies).

posted: 08 May 2018 ††††Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.