The Ruhr-Universität Bochum is one of Germany's leading research universities, addressing the whole range of academic disciplines. A highly dynamic setting enables researchers and students to work across the traditional boundaries of academic subjects and faculties. To create knowledge networks within and beyond the university is Ruhr-Universität Bochum's declared aim.

The Institute for Geology, Mineralogy & Geophysics within the Faculty of Geosciences at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum invites applications for a

W2-W3 tenure track professorship in Geomorphology and Geohazards (m/f/d)

to begin 1 August 2023.

Applicants must have a doctoral degree in geosciences or a related field with emphasis on surface geomorphology. The research focus of this professorship may use a combination of laboratory, field, and numerical approaches to study the interplay between tectonic, lithological, and climatic factors, as well as erosional and transport processes on the Earth's surface, including those related to extreme weather events and climate change. The focus may include processes in hilly and mountainous regions, or the erosion in fluvial and coastal environments and comprise a range of spatial scales to study individual events, as well as long-term landscape evolution.

The candidate should exhibit a strong commitment to excellence in research and teaching and a willingness to supervise undergraduate and graduate student research. Teaching responsibilities will include B.Sc. and M.Sc. courses in German and English in the applicant's specialty and basic courses in the field of Geosciences, including field courses. The teaching focus will reflect the research focus on the interaction between tectonic, climate, and surface processes that shape short and long-term landscape evolution. The teaching should complement that of other workgroups such as Engineering Geology, Hydrogeology, Tectonics, Ore Geology, Sedimentology, and Geophysics. The successful candidate should also strive to strengthen interfaculty collaboration related to a focus on Sustainable and Resilient Cities, as well as collaboration with the Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Fluent German is not required at the time of appointment, but the successful candidate will be expected to give lectures in German at the B.Sc. level within the first five years.

The ideal candidate will be expected to acquire project leadership skills, apply for third-party funding, and develop collaboration in large-scale projects within the faculty, Germany, and internationally. Positive evaluation as a junior professor, habilitation or equivalent academic achievement and an aptitude for teaching are just as much required as a willingness to participate in the University's self-governing bodies. Upon successful tenure evaluation that shall occur no later than five years after the initial appointment, the candidate will be transferred to an unlimited W3 professorship. Guidelines describing the tenure procedure at the RUB are outlined in German in the following document: For legal requirements, please refer to

The Ruhr-Universität Bochum stands for diversity and equal opportunities. For this reason, we favour a working environment composed of heterogeneous teams, and seek to promote the careers of individuals who are underrepresented in our respective professional areas. The Ruhr-Universität Bochum expressly requests job applications from women. In areas in which they are underrepresented they will be given preference in the case of equivalent qualifications with male candidates. Applications from individuals with disabilities are most welcome.

Application materials including a cover letter, CV detailing academic qualifications and awards, lists of publications and third-party funding, copies of academic certificates, and a research and teaching statement, should be sent in a single pdf file by E-Mail to the Dean of the Faculty of Geosciences, Prof. Dr Matthias Kiese (, no later than 26 March 2023. In addition, we kindly ask applicants to submit a self-disclosure form available at information about the Institute can be found at and the Geosciences Faculty at Please contact Prof. Dr Raúl Fonseca ( for further questions on the position. Information on data collec-tion during the application process can be found under:

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