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The Faculty of Geosciences and Geography, Institute of Earth Sciences (Institut für Geowissenschaften, IfG) at the Goethe University Frankfurt/ Main and the Helmholtz Centre Potsdam-German Research Centre of Geosciences (GFZ) invite applications for the following joint appointment to be filled as soon as possible:

Professorship (W2)
in "Atomistic Modelling of Geomaterials"

The position is limited to 5 years and will be affiliated to Section 4.3 "Chemistry and Physics of Earth materials" of the Department 4 "Geomaterials" of the GFZ and to the "Institute of Earth Sciences" at the Faculty of Geosciences and Geography of the Goethe University.
The successful candidate will be expected to initiate and be responsible for the research program "Atomistic Modelling of Geomaterials". The ideal candidate must have demonstrated to be an interdisciplinary oriented scientist working on geological, geophysical and mineralogical topics at the atomic scale using state-of-the-art computing modelling methods and studying structure-property-relationships.
Applications should include a clear outline of how to integrate the candidate’s research profile into the working groups at GFZ and IfG. The successful candidate will be expected to actively contribute to the research field of Geosciences both in Potsdam and Frankfurt, and to establish and maintain national and international collaborations.
It is also expected that the successful candidate will contribute to the existing Bachelor and Master programs of Geosciences at the IfG in Frankfurt. In agreement with the Goethe University’s policy to attract international students, undergraduate and graduate lectures can be given in English. Teaching duties will be two hours per week per term.
Qualifications for employment are a Ph.D. degree and research experience in "theoretical mineral physics", "high-pressure/high-temperature physics", "fundamental atomic-scale physics of geomaterials", "modelling and prediction of structures", "materials theory" and "geophysics".
The designated salary for the position is based on "W2" on the German university scale or equivalent. The Goethe University and the Helmholtz Centre Potsdam are making efforts to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching, therefore qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply. For further information regarding the general conditions for professorship appointments, please see:
Candidates, who have demonstrated excellence in research and teaching, and are able to provide a record of internationally visible research collaborations are invited to submit their applications with the usual documents (detailed curriculum vitae, description of previous and future research projects and teaching activities, list of publications and an overview of third party funds raised) until 2017-09-25 to the following address: Dean of the Faculty of Geosciences and Geography, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt, Altenhöferallee 1, D-60438 Frankfurt am Main, e-mail: For further information, please contact: Prof. Dr. Björn Winkler, e-mail:, Tel.: ++ 49 (0) 69 798 40107.

Closing date: 25.09.2017
Closing date: 25 September 2017 Published on on date 28 August 2017
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