The Institute of Geosciences of the Faculty of Chemistry, Pharmacy, and Geoscience at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz invites applications for a permanent appointment at the level of a

University Professor (f/m) of Tectonics/Structural Geology

(Salary class W2; LBesG)

starting in fall 2019 with expertise in tectonics and structural geology (successor of Prof. Cees Passchier). Candidates with an outstanding research record in using field-based methods to understand large-scale tectonic processes, or in using novel approaches to address key open questions in tectonics are encouraged to apply.

The Institute of Geosciences is equipped with modern analytical, experimental, computational and teaching facilities and has a dynamic and international research team. This position is part of a cluster hire that will strengthen the institute's two main research directions in "Dynamics of the Solid Earth" and "Paleoclimatology", along with other ongoing faculty searches in Metamorphic Processes and Sedimentary Geochemistry.

We seek a creative individual with a willingness to collaborate across discipline boundaries and interact with faculty and students. They are expected to complement our existing research strengths, e.g., volcanology, petrology, geodynamics, and paleoclimatology. The candidate is expected to have an excellent track record of high quality and innovative research, successful research funding and effective teaching and research supervision. We expect the candidate to establish a world-class research group, and to attract external funding, in particular in joint large research proposals.

The successful candidate is expected to offer courses in the broad field of structural geology and tectonics at the BSc and MSc level, including field-based methods. Part of the teaching can be done in English. However, we expect the candidate to communicate in German within a reasonable amount of time. Furthermore, the candidate is expected to participate in service roles within the institute.

Applicants must meet the general requirements according to public services law and the Higher Education Act of Rhineland-Palatinate. In addition to a doctoral degree, a first-rate research record must be proven.

The State of Rhineland-Palatinate and Johannes Gutenberg-University of Mainz are committed to intensive personal mentoring for students and, therefore, expect a strong presence of teaching staff at the University.

Johannes Gutenberg-University of Mainz aims to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching and is therefore particularly interested in applications from women.

Disabled candidates with adequate qualification will be given priority.

Applicants should submit a single document comprising a cover letter, CV, degree certificates, overview of teaching experience, publication list and a statement outlining your planned research and teaching directions as well as copies of up to five key publications, and a form that can be downloaded from Applications in electronic form should be sent by August 22, 2018 as a PDF file to

Dean of Faculty 09 - Chemistry, Pharmacy and Geosciences
Prof. Dr. Dirk Schneider
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

For further information about the Institute of Geosciences ( and this position, please contact Prof. Boris Kaus at

posted: 13 July 2018     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.