Assistant Professor position – University of Giessen

The research group for Climatology, Climate Dynamics and Climate Change (Prof. Juerg Luterbacher), Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Physics, Geography, University of Giessen, Germany, invites applications for a fixed term (3 years plus 3 years) Assistant Professor position (Akademischer Rat auf Zeit A13) in ‘Weather, Climate Extremes and Impacts’ OR ‘Paleoclimatology of the last 2000 years’ OR ‘Renewable Energy’ as of October 2014

Duties: Research, teaching, administrative and management activities.

Research can include the following three possible foci:

  • Statistical and dynamical analysis of weather and climate extremes in observations and climate models related impact studies.
  • Paleoclimatology of the last 2000 years, statistical and dynamical studies in close collaboration within national projects and the PAGES2k initiative
  • Research in the field of renewables

Collaboration within the new LOEWE Large Scale Integrated Programm (Excellency in research for the future of Hesse ‚FACE2FACE – Folgen des Klimawandels, Anpassung an den Klimawandel und Verminderung der Treibhausgas-Emissionen bis 2050; <>) is expected.

Teaching: The incumbent is expected to teach statistics for geographers at the Bachelor and Master level (preferably in German language, but not a must) and other climatology topics free to be chosen (in english). In total 4h/per week teaching load within the semesters.

Duration: The appointment is initially for three years with the possibility of an extension of another three years and could lead to a habilitation (post-doctoral lecturer qualification).

Education: Candidates should have a PhD in natural sciences and strong programming and statistical background, handling large data sets, GIS, modelling are envisaged. Experience in project management and ability to work efficiently in an international team in multidisciplinary projects are essential. Experience in teaching, either in physical geography, climatology, meteorology or geostatistics. Applicants must provide evidence of high-quality research, very good publication record in peer-reviewed journals and a commitment to teaching. A motivated, well organized, creative and enthusiastic team-player who will contribute to the group’s scientific success is much welcomed.

Applicants (quoting reference number 222/06582/07) should send a CV, motivation letter, qualifications and teaching abilities, a research plan (max 2 pages), publications list to:

The President of the Justus-Liebig University of Giessen
Goethestrasse 58
D-35390 Giessen

Applications should also be sent electronically (in one single pdf File) to Prof. Juerg Luterbacher (<>)

Deadline for applications is 20 June 2014.

The Justus-Liebig-University is an equal opportunities institution and committed to increase the proportion of female members. Qualified female candidates are especially encouraged to apply. Physically handicapped persons will be favoured if they are equally qualified.

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