Junior Professorship in Physical Oceanography – GEOMAR

Kiel University and GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel aim to attract more qualified women to professorships.

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at Kiel University, Germany, and GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel jointly invite applications for a Junior Professorship (W 1) in Physical Oceanography with temporary civil service status for an initial period of four years (first phase) to start at the earliest possible time.

The future job holder will represent the field of physical oceanography in research and teaching. The Professorship is based at the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel in the Research Unit ‘Physical Oceanography’ which is part of the Research Division ‘Ocean Circulation and Climate Dynamics’.

The research interests of the applicant should be in process oriented observational physical oceanography and related data/model analysis. A focus might include processes relevant for ocean and climate dynamics, wind-driven and thermohaline circulation, water mass transformation, mesoscale and sub-mesoscale variability, internal waves and air-sea interaction.

An interest in using modern observational methods, including shipboard, moored, and glider observations is expected as well as experiences in modern data analysis and methods of data science or artificial intelligence. We particularly expect interdisciplinary cooperation with other GEOMAR departments and within Kiel Marine Sciences. International collaboration within the EU and beyond is desired.

The successful applicant should preferably have a university degree and a PhD in physical oceanography or a related subject. Experience in obtaining third party funding is an advantage.

Please refer to the recruitment requirements of § 64 of the Higher Education Act of the State of Schleswig-Holstein. After successful evaluation of the first phase of the junior professorship it is the aim to extend the temporary civil servant status for another period of two years (second phase).

More information can be found at www.berufungen.uni-kiel.de (in German). For additional Information about the position please contact Prof. Dr. Peter Brandt (pbrandt@geomar.de). Detailed information about GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel can be found at: http://www.geomar.de.

Kiel University and GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel are striving to increase the number of female scientists in research and teaching and therefore should be encourage qualified women to apply. Women will be given priority if their aptitude, qualifications and professional performance are equal.

Kiel University and GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel are committed to the employment of severely disabled people. For this reason, severely disabled applicants will be given preferential treatment if they have the appropriate qualifications. We welcome applications from people with a migration background. Application photographs are not required and we request that you refrain from submitting any.

Kiel University is a certified family-friendly university. GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel actively supports the work-life balance. If you have any questions on these or related topics, the GEOMAR Equal Opportunities Officer (gleichstellung@geomar.de) is at your disposal.

Applications with the usual documents (cover letter, curriculum vitae, stating possible part-time jobs and family-related time-outs, lists of publications, list of courses taught, copies of academic certificates, teaching concept and research plan) along with your private and business address, telephone number and e-mail address should be sent (preferably in electronic form as a single PDF file to berufungen@mnf.uni-kiel.de) to the following address by December 12, 2021:

The Dean, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Kiel University, 24098 Kiel, Germany

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