Professor of General Geology (W2)
University of Greifswald, 07 June 2023 | deadline: 14 August 2023
The University of Greifswald's Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences is seeking candidates for the position of Professor of General Geology (W2) for earliest possible appointment. We are looking for an ambitious individual with relevant research and teaching experience in the field of general geology, with expertise in the interactions of crustal and surface processes. Candidates must have research experience in one or more of the following areas: i) Earth crustal dynamics and impact on surface processes, ii) basin analysis, iii) reconstruction of palaeoenvironmental conditions, iv) subsurface geological exploration (e.g. for geothermal energy or underground storage). The Institute of Geography and Geology provides a dynamic research environment with a young and integrated team of geologists and geographers. In the context of our Geo² concept, your scientific contributions will help shape the Institute's current research priorities, particularly in the topics of environmental change in geosystems, geohazards and their management, and sustainable use of geo- and natural resources (https://geo.uni-greifswald.de/forschung/geo2/). It is desirable that your research is relevant to the regional context of the Baltic Sea region. In teaching, you will represent general geology (in particular crustal and surface dynamics, geological mapping and rock identification, regional geology, and structural geology) in the bachelor's and master's degree courses as well as in the teacher training programmes for future geography teachers. You will also contribute to the further development of the Institute's degree courses. Internationally peer-reviewed publications and successful acquisition of third-party funding are expected. Willingness to participate in committees of academic self-administration is a prerequisite. Experience abroad is desirable and a willingness to teach in English is a prerequisite for appointment.
Applicants must fulfil the requirements for a university professor according to § 58(1) of the Landeshochschulgesetz - LHG M-V (State Higher Education Act): a university degree, teaching experience and a high level of scientific research, which is generally documented by an outstanding doctoral degree. Further academic achievements are expected. § 58(2) LHG M-V stipulates that these are usually proven by a junior professorship, habilitation or equivalent. In accordance with § 61 LHG M-V, the appointed professor will be assigned the status of a civil servant (Beamtenverhältnis) with unlimited tenure; alternatively, if the applicant is not permanently available: limited tenure as a civil servant or public service employee. As a general rule, permanent tenure as a civil servant (Beamtenverhältnis auf Lebenszeit) can only be awarded for the first time to persons who have not yet ended their 50th year of life when they enter employment. This vacancy is open to all applicants, irrespective of gender. The University would like to increase the proportion of women in areas in which they are underrepresented and thus applications from women are particularly welcome and will be treated with priority if they have the same qualifications and as long as there are no clear reasons which make a fellow applicant more suitable. Women are specifically encouraged to apply for the position. Severely disabled applicants with the same professional and personal qualifications will be considered with preference. Unfortunately, application costs (e.g. travel expenses for interviews) will not be reimbursed by the State of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.
For more information, please contact Prof. Dr. Gerald Kerth, Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences.
Applications with all usual documents (Curriculum Vitae (CV) detailing the academic career, list of scholarly publications and courses taught, academic certificates, proof of teaching experience, details of externally raised funds, information on teaching concept and future research topics in Greifswald, details of previous involvement in academic committees) must be sent via email (one PDF file) by the 14 August 2023, addressed to:
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