The Institute of Mineralogy in the Faculty of Geosciences at the University of Münster, Germany, is seeking to fill the position of a

Akademische Rätin/Akademischer Rat auf Zeit
in Geochemistry
(salary level A 13 LBesO)

starting on 1st June 2024. We are offering a three-year, fixed-term position (100%) with the option to extend by an additional three years upon positive evaluation.

Current working hours are 41 hours per week. The prospective candidate is required to teach four hours per week during the semester (4 SWS).

Your tasks:

  • Develop an independent research program in Mantle Geochemistry in one of the following research areas: data analysis, geochemical or geodynamic modeling, isotope analysis of mantle rocks or melts (peridotites, gabbros/basalts, melt inclusions).
  • Participate in research projects within the Geochemistry group (Prof. Stracke).
  • Raise external research funds, mentor undergraduate and doctoral students, and supervise visitors.
  • Teach (lectures, practicals, field trips) in Geochemistry/Petrology at the Bachelor and Master levels (4 h per week).

Our expectations:

  • We seek for candidates with broad research interest in the evolution of Earth's mantle.
  • Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Earth sciences, geochemistry, or geophysics, and an excellent publication record commensurate to their experience.
  • Strong background in one or several of the following areas: data analysis (programming skills in Python), geochemical or geodynamic modeling documented by previous publications, mass spectrometry (TIMS, MC-ICPMS, ICPMS).
  • Previous post-doctoral experience is preferred.
  • Excellent communication and team working skills.
  • The working language in the group and at the Institute of Mineralogy is English. German language skills would be advantageous, but are not a requirement at the time of the appointment.

The University of Münster strongly supports equal opportunity and diversity. We welcome all applicants regardless of sex, nationality, ethnic or social background, religion or worldview, disability, age, sexual orientation or gender identity. We are committed to creating family-friendly working conditions. Part-time options are generally available.

We actively encourage applications by women. Women with equivalent qualifications and academic achievements will be preferentially considered unless these are outweighed by reasons which necessitate the selection of another candidate.

See also:

To apply, send your application by 30 April 2024 to:
Prof. Dr. Andreas Stracke

Submit in a single pdf a CV with publications list, a short (2 pages max.) statement about research interests and plans, and the name and contact of three potential referees to

posted: 26 March 2024     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.