Professorship (W3) Modelling of Biogeochemical Systems
University of Freiburg
The Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources of the University of Freiburg invites
applications for a
Full Professorship (W3) for Modelling of
in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences.
Fulltime position. Start-date: 01.04.2021
This professorship is also particularly suitable for highly qualified early career researchers.
This professorship is responsible for teaching and research in the field of Modelling
Biogeochemical Systems. The research focus is on calibrated, balanced, terrestrial ecosystem
models, such as soil-vegetation-atmosphere or earth system models. Particular
importance is placed on the integration and assimilation of environmental data, as well
as the quantification of prediction uncertainty. In this way the position contributes substantially
to synthesising our process understanding in natural and human-impacted
systems. Links to existing research interests in the faculty are expected, as well as a
multi-scale research approach.
A special commitment to teaching in environmental science courses (bachelor and
master level) is expected. The teaching focuses on the balancing of material flows, their
representation in process models and on numerical environmental modeling.
The ideal applicant has
research experience in the field of biogeochemical modeling;
expertise in data assimilation of environmental data;
an interdisciplinary and international research profile.
Prerequisites for the employment of Professors are a university degree, an outstanding
dissertation and an excellent publication record. Substantial achievements and experience
in academic research and teaching, at the level of a Habilitation according to the
German academic system, are expected.
The following application documents are to be submitted:
Certificates of degrees and academic qualifications
Complete list of papers and invited lectures specifying the five most important publications
(and provision of ORCID-ID, Google Scholar Citation index, etc.)
List of current and previous projects including the financial support received
Concept paper outlining future research and teaching foci (max. 1-2 pages)
We are particularly pleased to receive applications from women for the position advertised
Please send your application in English including supporting documents mentioned
above and the application form citing the reference number 00001190, by 30.09.2020 at
the latest. Please send your application to the following address in written or electronic
An den Vorsitzenden der Berufungskommission, Dekan Prof. Dr. Heiner Schanz, Fakultät
für Umwelt und Natürliche Ressourcen, Tennenbacherstr. 4, 79106 Freiburg, Germany,