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Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU)
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität 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 academic career.

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 are met.

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.

Closing date: 30.11.2016
Closing date: 30 November 2016 Published on academics.com on date 20 October 2016
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