Tenure-Track Professorship (W1) for Climate Geography at the Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources in the Department of Environmental Social Sciences and Geography
University of Freiburg
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The University of Freiburg has been granted 19 Tenure-Track-Professorships from the
Tenure-Track-Programme and now invites applications in the context of this programme
Tenure-Track Professorship for Climate
at the Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources in the Department of Environmental
Social Sciences and Geography.
Fulltime position, Start-date: 01.10.2021
This is a grade W1-professorship to which performance payments can be offered.
This professorship is suitable for highly qualified early career researchers.
The applicant's research focus should be in the area of climate geography, covering in
particular the interactions between global climatic change and regional and local effects
and contextual conditions. Expertise in the areas of climate change mitigation and adaptation
and references to applied and transdisciplinary issues are desired. If possible,
these should be linked to other questions of societal relevance (e.g. to the analysis of
different regional and sectoral vulnerabilities and processes of global change). The applicant
is expected to use modern empirical and digital methods in their research.
In teaching, foundational teaching units (lectures, seminars/modules, field classes, project
courses) are to be offered in conjunction with the second professorship in physical
geography. The incumbent will be required to cover all areas of physical geography in
teaching, including relevant field methods and digital analysis methods. In addition, a
regional focus of expertise, possibly outside of Europe, is desirable, where the incumbent
can offer broad thematic and methodological coverage.
Other tasks include coordination activities in research and teaching, participation in academic
self-administration, as well as participation in other courses and in the Faculty's
We are looking for candidates with excellent profiles in the areas mentioned, with a
track record in interdisciplinary cooperation, successful project management, and engaged
teaching. The incumbent will be expected to establish an active, nationally and
internationally visible working group. Willingness to secure third-party funding from
public and private funding sources and to participate in interfaculty activities at the
university is a prerequisite.
Prerequisites for the employment are a university degree, an outstanding dissertation
and an excellent publication record. This position is a fixed term of four years. After a
successful interim evaluation, it will be extended by two years. Furthermore, the tenure
procedure towards Full Professorship W3 will be initiated after successful interim evaluation.
The tenure procedures are regulated in the Statutes and Quality Assurance Concept
for Junior Professorships and Tenure-Track Professorships and agreed upon with the
Ministry of Science (https://www.zuv.uni-freiburg.de/service/tenure). As a prerequisite
for granting tenure and the subsequent conversion into a full professorship (W3) (1) the
requirements defined in the Statutes and Quality Assurance Concept have to be met
and (2) the subject specific criteria determined by the Faculty of for Environment and
Natural Resources have to be met.
The following application documents are to be submitted:
Certificates of degrees and academic qualifications
Complete list of papers and talks with specification of the three most important publications
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 form1 citing the reference number 00001184, by 30.09.2020 at
the latest. Please send your application to the following address in written or electronic
An den Vorsitzenden der Berufungskommission, Prof. Dr. Heiner Schanz, Dekan der
Fakultät für Umwelt und Natürliche Ressourcen der Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg,
Tennenbacher Str. 4, 79106 Freiburg i. Br.; firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further information, please contact Prof.Dr. Heiner Schanz on the phone number
+49 761 203-8502 or E-Mail email@example.com. Further information on
the appointment procedure can be found in the Code for Practice for professorial appointments3.
General and legal remarks:
Full-time positions may generally be split up into two or more part-time positions, provided
that there are no formal or legal barriers. Candidates are selected in accordance
with the provisions of the AGG (Allgemeines Gleichbehandlungsgesetz - German General
Equal Treatment Act).
Applicants with disabilities (Schwerbehinderte Menschen) will be given preferential
consideration in case of equal qualification.
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