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Full Professorship (W 3) for Organic Geochemistry

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.
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 “Organic Geochemistry” Group. Tasks include conducting and publishing outstanding original research related to the origin, composition, distribution and fate of terrestrial organic matter 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 Potsdam.
The successful candidate’s qualifications include research excellence in the field of organic geochemistry, expertise in analytical technique development, and the application of organic 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 dissertation project; comprehensive competences in science management and additional scholarly achievements as evidenced by a Habilitation (post-doctoral dissertation), a junior professorship 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 accordance with Section 40 BbgHG.
The University strives for a balanced gender ratio at all levels. Severely disabled applicants will be given preferential consideration in the event of equal qualification. We expressly 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 ausschreibungen@uni-potsdam.de. within four weeks of the publication on the University of Potsdam website.