The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences of the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn invites applications for a

W3-Professorship for Petrology

at the Institute of Geosciences, Geochemistry and Petrology Section, starting on October 1st, 2024.

We are looking for an internationally renowned scientist with an outstanding track record in innovative research using experimental, theoretical and field-based investigations of structures and processes in rocks to understand the dynamics of geological systems, e.g. connected with subduction, volcanism, orogeny or material fluxes within the lithosphere and interactions between the different reservoirs of the Earth system.

Teaching is an integral part of the professorship. The future professor is expected to cover the entire range of petrology and fundamentals of structural geology in the B.Sc. Geosciences, M.Sc. Geology and M.Sc. Geochemistry/Petrology degree programmes and to contribute to the further development of these programmes. Excellent didactic skills and teaching experience are required.

The future professor is expected to build an internationally visible research team and take a leading role in the conception and implementation of interdisciplinary research projects in the field of Earth systems. Cooperation with the existing professorships at the Institute of Geosciences, with other departments of the University of Bonn as well as with partners within the Geoverbund ABC/J is desired, especially with contributions to the transdisciplinary research areas of the University of Bonn. Active participation in academic management is mandatory.

The hiring requirements are based on § 36 HG NRW.

The University of Bonn is committed to diversity and equal opportunities. It is certified as a family-friendly university and has a Dual Career Service. Its aim is to increase the proportion of women in areas where women are underrepresented and to particularly promote their careers. It therefore strongly encourages applications from relevantly qualified women. Applications are handled in accordance with the State Equal Opportunities Act. Applications from suitable persons with proven severe disabilities and persons of equal status are particularly welcome.

Applications (in English with cover letter, curriculum vitae, research profile and plan, details of third-party funding obtained, teaching portfolio, list of publications, copies of university certificates and diplomas) are requested by May 25th, 2023 via the link of the University of Bonn. Information regarding the application process can be found at For any questions, please contact the secretariat of the Department of Earth Sciences

posted: 25 April 2023     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.