The University of Göttingen enjoys high international acclaim, owing to its long research tradition and broad spectrum of subjects in the natural sciences, life sciences, humanities and social sciences. With more than 210 degree courses, we offer an attractive range of subjects for around 30,000 students. Göttingen is characterized by the close cooperation of the University, the University Medical Center and seven non-university research institutions that forms the Göttingen Campus. Its innovative, interdisciplinary potential creates excellent conditions for cutting-edge research at the highest international level.

The Faculty of Geoscience and Geography at the University of Göttingen invites applications for a permanent professorship with civil servant status (grade W3 NBesO) at the Geoscience Center at the earliest possible date:

W3 Professorship in
Environmental Geosciences (f/m/d)

The successful candidate will represent the field of environmental geosciences in research and teaching across a wide range of subjects and will work on fundamental environmental issues at the interface between humans, natural resources and eco-systems from a geoscientific perspective. Primarily (hydro)geological and (bio)geochemical principles and methods should be applied to the analysis and solution of environmental problems. The professorship focuses on geoscientific problems that are caused by anthropogenic influences at the interface of the lithosphere, hydrosphere and biosphere and are of direct and current social relevance in view of climate change, environmental changes and resource scarcity. This professorship creates a robust basis for applied research, strengthens the research and teaching focus in the area of human-environment-georesource interaction and forms a mainstay in the new faculty focus “Georesources and Sustainability”.

We are looking for an internationally visible, innovative, communicative and team-oriented personality that works across disciplines, actively seeks cooperation and contributes to professional networking within and outside the faculty.

The successful candidate will contribute to the fundamental understanding of complex processes and their validation in concrete environment- and application-related case studies. His or her research focus is the anthropogenically-influenced geological subsurface in terrestrial settings, which may include limnic, fluvial, and coastal systems. The handling of large datasets, numerical modelling, excellent laboratory analytics or field investigations and experiments are part of the candidate’s expertise and research projects. Our faculty provides excellent analytical equipment, a wide range of modern geoscientific and geographical research directions with numerous opportunities for cooperation, as well as collegial, open and pleasant working atmosphere.

Requirements for the position are the ability to provide excellent teaching, outstanding internationally visible publication activity, proven successful acquisition of third-party funds and a habilitation or a qualification equivalent to a habilitation. The faculty considers equality and diversity to be important, and the successful candidate is expected to uphold and support this philosophy.