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Professorship (W2, Tenure Track) of Theoretical Meteorology
Published(1098 days ago)
Deadline for applications(1057 days ago)
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU)München
As one of Europe‘s leading research universities, Ludwig-Maximilians-
Universität (LMU) in Munich is committed to the highest international
standards of excellence in research and teaching. Building on its
more than 500-year-long tradition, it offers a broad spectrum that
covers all areas of knowledge within its 18 Faculties, ranging from
the humanities, law, economics and social sciences, to medicine and
the natural sciences.
The Faculty of Physics invites applications for a
Professorship (W2) (6 years/tenure track)
of Theoretical Meteorology
commencing as soon as possible.
An outstanding scientist is sought with expertise in the science underpinning
weather prediction, including for example data assimilation,
predictability and probabilistic methods, numerical modelling or
atmospheric dynamics. The Meteorological Institute at LMU Munich
is a leading center for atmospheric research with foci on atmospheric
dynamics, data assimilation, radiative transfer and remote sensing
of clouds and aerosols. It provides a strong environment in a major
research university and is closely integrated with the DLR Institute for
Atmospheric Physics in Oberpfaffenhofen. Close collaboration with
the German Weather Service (DWD) is ensured by the Hans-Ertel-
Zentrum Data Assimilation Branch located at the university.
The successful candidate will contribute to innovative approaches
to research and the development of new projects, and should have
experience in project management, teaching and team leadership. He
or she will contribute nine hours per week (during semester) to the
teaching activities in the „Bachelor Physics plus Meteorology“ and in
the „Master Meteorology“.
LMU Munich seeks to appoint a highly qualified junior academic to
this professorship and, therefore, especially encourages early-career
scholars to apply. Prerequisites for this position are a university
degree and a doctoral degree or a comparable specific qualification.
With an excellent record in research and teaching to date, prospective
candidates will have demonstrated the potential for an outstanding
The initial appointment will be for six years. After a minimum of
three years, it can be converted into a permanent position pending
a positive evaluation of the candidate‘s performance in research and
teaching as well as his or her personal aptitude and if all legal conditions
Under the terms of the „LMU Academic Career Program“, in exceptional
cases and subject to outstanding performance in research and
teaching, the position may be converted from a W2 into a W3 Full
Professorship at a later date.
LMU Munich makes a point of providing newly appointed professors
with various types of support, such as welcoming services and assistance
for dual career couples.
LMU Munich is an equal opportunity employer. The University continues
to be very successful in increasing the number of female faculty
members and strongly encourages applications from female candidates.
LMU Munich intends to enhance the diversity of its faculty
members. Furthermore, disabled candidates with essentially equal
qualifications will be given preference.
Please submit your application comprising a curriculum vitae, documentation
of academic degrees and certificates as well as a list of
publications to the Dean of the Faculty of Physics, Ludwig-Maximilians-
Universität München, Schellingstrasse 4, 80799 München,
Germany, not later than November 30, 2016.