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Assistant Professorship (W1) in Biosphere-Atmosphere Exchange Processes
Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (WWU)
The Faculty of Geosciences at the University of Münster, Germany, is
seeking to fill the position of
in Biosphere-Atmosphere Exchange Processes
(salary level W1, full-time, tenure track)
This professorship is part of a tenure track program funded by the
University of Münster. The position is to be filled as soon as possible.
A performance evaluation will take place after 3 and 6 years. Pending a
favorable evaluation, the position will be converted into a permanent
We are looking for an inspiring and motivated candidate with an
international reputation to represent the field of biosphere-atmosphere
exchange processes at the Institute for Landscape Ecology (ILÖK) in
research and teaching. Amajor research focus must be on biosphereatmosphere
exchange processes at the Iandscape scale, linking
micro-meteorological fieldmeasurements and process-based modeling
with related disciplines such as vegetation and soil ecology, hydrology,
biogeochemistry, climatology, remote sensing, and biodiversity research
to quantify gaseous fluxes of ecosystems. The successful applicant
shall study the effects of changing climate and land cover on gaseous
ecosystem fluxes of water, carbon and nitrogen with a particular focus
on greenhouse gases. Interest and experience in applied fields of global
change research, agriculture, forestry, nature conservation, or ecosystem
restoration are highly welcome. Applied methods must comprise up-todate
techniques in micro-meteorology and related data processing, and
candidates should have strong skills in field measurements, processbased
modelling, and statistics. The successful candidate is expected
to teach in BSc and MSc programs in landscape ecology (environmental
sciences) and in associated BSc programs (geography, geoinformatics).
Proficiency in written and spoken German is not a prerequisite, but
the candidate is expected to achieve a sufficient command of German
within the first two years.
Prerequisites for the application are a doctoral degree, proven international
excellence in the field, and an age-appropriate publication record.
The University of Münster is an equal opportunity employer and is
committed to increasing the proportion ofwomen academics. Consequently,
we actively encourage applications by women. Female candidates with
equivalent qualifications and academic achievementswill be preferentially
considered within the framework of the legal possibilities. We also
welcome applications from candidates with severe disabilities. Disabled
candidates with equivalent qualifications will be preferentially considered.
Applications must be written in English, compiled into a single PDF file,
and sent by email. The application must include a CV, a publication Iist,
transcripts, a Iist of successful funding applications, and research and
teaching statements. Please also provide the names and email addresses
of at least two academic referees. Applications must be received by 30
June 2020 and should be sent to the Dean of the Faculty of Geosciences
(address below). Questions or requests for further information should
be directed to Prof Norbert Hölzel (email@example.com).
Dean of the Faculty of Geosciences
University of Münster
Heisenbergstr. 2 – 48149 Münster – Germany