Professor of Sedimentology
University of Münster Institute for Geology and Palaeontology

The Faculty of Geosciences at the University of Münster, Germany, invites applications for a

Professor of Sedimentology (W2)

within the Institute for Geology and Palaeontology.

Applicants should have a strong background in both research and teaching with an emphasis on the field of clastic sedimentology including sediment transport. The ideal candidate will have a strong international research profile in process-oriented research, a record of using analytical/quantitative methods, broad interests in geosciences, and proven success in the acquisition of external funding. A willingness to cooperate with other groups within the Institute and the Faculty of Geoscience is also required.

The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching sedimentology in its full breadth in the geosciences BSc and MSc programs as well as in the associated BSc programs (geography, landscape ecology). This entails the organization of field and laboratory courses, as well as contributions to multidisciplinary courses.

To be considered for this position, candidates must have academic achievements made as a Juniorprofessor (assistant professor), in a Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification), as a member of the academic staff of a university or non-university research institute, or in a research position in business, industry, administration or other relevant fields in Germany or abroad.

The University of Münster is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the proportion of women academics. Consequently, we actively encourage applications by women. Female candidates with equivalent qualifications and academic achievements will 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.

Proficiency in spoken and written German is not required initially, but a willingness to learn German within three years is expected.
Applications, including a CV, copies of degree certificates, a statement of teaching experience and strategy, a complete publication list, a statement of past and future research interests, and a list of successful funding applications, should be e-mailed as a single PDF file by 15 September 2020 to the:

Dean of the Faculty of Geosciences (
Dekanat des Fachbereichs 14 - Geowissenschaften
Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Heisenbergstrasse 2
48149 Münster

Further information about the Institute for Geology and Palaeontology can be found at:
Informal enquiries about this position may be made to Prof Ralf Hetzel. 

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