The University of Potsdam, Faculty of Science, Institute for Geosciences hereby an-nounces a joint professorship under the Jülich Model with the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), to be filled immediately:
Full Professorship (W 3) for Organic Geochemistry
We invite applications from candidates with a demonstrated research record combining organic geochemistry with geology and biology based on modern instrumentation, pre-dominantly in the field of “Solid Earth.” The successful candidate will head the GFZ “Or-ganic Geochemistry” Group. Tasks include conducting and publishing outstanding original research related to the origin, composition, distribution and fate of terrestrial organic mat-ter within the carbon cycle from deep to the shallow Earth and from geological time spans to the present day. An essential responsibility of the position is to oversee a suite of first-class laboratories and support innovations in the development of techniques and applica-tions. Furthermore, we expect the holder of the position to teach at the University of Pots-dam.
The successful candidate’s qualifications include research excellence in the field of organ-ic geochemistry, expertise in analytical technique development, and the application of or-ganic geochemical techniques to fundamental research questions. The successful candi-date will have experience in leading a large, multi-faceted research group and in teaching at the undergraduate and post-graduate level.
The GFZ and the University of Potsdam are partnered with Geo.X (www.geo-x.net), and as such are well connected with other geoscience institutions in Potsdam and Berlin. Geo.X forms the largest regional cluster of geoscientific expertise in Europe and offers excellent opportunities for cooperation and development.
The joint professorship is being filled under the Jülich Model, with teaching responsibilities at the University of Potsdam.
The following application requirements for professors must be documented in accordance with Section 41 of the Brandenburg Higher Education Act (Brandenburgisches Hochschulgesetz, or BbgHG): a completed university degree, pedagogical talent, and a particular aptitude for scientific and scholarly work, as is typically documented by a disser-tation project; comprehensive competences in science management and additional schol-arly achievements as evidenced by a Habilitation (post-doctoral dissertation), a junior pro-fessorship or work as a research associate at an institution of higher education or an extramural research institution, or scholarly activity in the private sector, or in a similar social field, whether in Germany or abroad. The appointment procedure is conducted in accord-ance with Section 40 BbgHG.
The University strives for a balanced gender ratio at all levels. Severely disabled appli-cants will be given preferential consideration in the event of equal qualification. We ex-pressly invite applications from people with migration backgrounds.
The University of Potsdam offers dual career support and coaching for newly-appointed professors: www.uni-potsdam.de/berufungen.html.
Applications (with a presentation of your research interests, curriculum vitae, copies of academic certificates and documents, a list of publications, a list of courses taught, a list of externally funded projects) should be sent (in a single PDF file) to the University of Potsdam at firstname.lastname@example.org within four weeks of the publication of this notice.
About Helmholtz Centre Potsdam – GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences
The Helmholtz Centre Potsdam – GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences is the national research centre for Earth sciences in Germany. With approx. 1180 employees, the GFZ is conducting interdisciplinary research on the "System Earth" and the influence of humans on the planet. As a member of the Helmholtz Association, it is part of Germany’s largest science organization.