Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences - Geography Department

Professor in Climatology (W3)

With its excellent research and international network, more than 30.000 students, around 450 professors and nearly 2.000 research staff, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin ranks among the most important universities in the German-speaking region. Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin was chosen “University of Excellence” as one of eleven universities in the third round of the Excellence Initiative of the German federal and state governments. It has been successful in all three funding lines and awarded for its institutional strategy “Educating Enquiring Minds: Individuality – Openness – Guidance”.


The Geography Department at the Mathematical and Natural Sciences Faculty II

offers a permanent position as a

Professor in Climatology (W3)

(starting date: Oct, 1st 2014)

The successful applicant is internationally renowned and will develop a groundbreaking research program to advance the understanding of climate change and climate change mitigation and adaptation with respect to the department’s research program (http://www.geographie.hu-berlin.de/research). Candidates with a regional geographical focus should be specific on how their research will contribute to advancing the state-of-the-art in climatology at large. The climatology lab is also expected to play a key role in the Integrative Research Institute on “Transformations of Human-Environment Systems” (IRI THESys, www.iri-thesys.org).

We seek candidates with an excellent scientific track record in climatology and the ability to link between climate research and neighboring research domains with relevance for the Geography Department. We expect a strong interest in sustainability science and global environmental change research. Excellent command of the English language, good communication skills, and willingness to integrate into an international and diverse research environment are mandatory. The application should provide details on the candidate’s teaching experience and ideally gives prove of her/his dedication for working with students across all levels. Researchers of all nationalities are encouraged to apply. Candidates must fulfill the requirements for the appointment as professor according to § 100 Berliner Hochschulgesetz (http://gesetze.berlin.de/default.aspx?WORDS=BerlHG&BTSEARCH.X=42).

We offer a fascinating working atmosphere: The Geography Department of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin is ranked among the top German institutes and offers the full breadth of geographical sciences, including physical and human geography, methods and didactics. The successful candidate will become a member of a young and successful team of dedicated geographers. The German capital Berlin is Germany’s largest city with an inspiring metropolitan flair and great scientific networking opportunities across the wealth of scientific institutions in the region. Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin is a certified family-friendly university, strives to increase the share of women in research and strongly encourages women to apply. We are committed to promoting handicapped individuals and applicants with disabilities who are equally qualified will be favored. Employment at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin offers all benefits of the German public service, including health insurance.

Applications include a letter of motivation, full CV incl. copies of certificates, research and teaching statements, evaluation scores (e.g. from teaching assessments, if applicable) and the contact details of three referees. Your application should be sent within four weeks in a single pdf file, along with pdf files of three important publications. Include the reference number PR/012/10 in the subject of your email and address it to the assistant of the director, Dr. Nadine Weber: nadine.weber@geo.hu-berlin.de