W1 Junior Professorship Hydrology (f/m/d)

Rheinland-Pfälzische Technische Universität Kaiserslautern-Landau (RPTU)

Landau, Germany 🇩🇪

Time limit: Temporary appointment (6 years)

Start: At the earliest possible date

Location: Landau

Scope: Full-time

Remuneration: W 1 LBesG

Department: Natural and Environmental Sciences

The University of Kaiserslautern-Landau (RPTU) is the only university with technology orientation in Rhineland-Palatinate. It hosts over 20,000 students, more than 300 professorships and around 160 degree programmes. As a place of top international research, it offers excellent working conditions and career opportunities. Those who study, research or work at the RPTU experience a cosmopolitan environment and shape the future.

At the Institute of Environmental Sciences (iES) of the RPTU Kaiserslautern-Landau, a W1 junior professorship in hydrology is to be filled in Landau at the earliest possible date, subject to budgetary restrictions.

Your area of responsibility:

We are looking for a person who will complement and expand the interdisciplinary research activities on “Ecosystems and Anthropogenic Stressors” at iES in the field of hydrology in an integrative way. The research should contribute to the topic of water-land connectivity in the context of global change. In particular, collaboration in the DFG-funded research training group (GK) SystemLink “Propagation of in-stream environmental alterations to adjacent terrestrial ecosystems” is planned. The aim is to investigate the hydrological interactions of water bodies with their surroundings using methods of empirical field research, remote sensing or modelling. In teaching, the topic of hydrology is to be represented in the environmental science Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes as well as in the field of environmental engineering. The teaching obligation is four semester hours per week in the first employment phase until the evaluation with an orienting character, then six semester hours per week. Teaching can be offered in German or English.

Our requirement profile:

The state of Rhineland-Palatinate and the University of Kaiserslautern-Landau (RPTU) advocate a supervision concept in which a high degree of presence of the teaching staff at the university location is expected. In addition to the general requirements under service law, the hiring requirements regulated in §54 of the Rhineland-Palatinate Higher Education Act apply.

The prerequisites are a successfully completed degree at a university or comparable institution of higher education, pedagogical aptitude, a doctorate with clear links to hydrology as well as special aptitude for scientific work, which is usually demonstrated by a qualified doctorate and relevant international publications. International visibility, experience abroad and experience in the acquisition and implementation of third-party funding projects as well as international cooperation are desired.

RPTU stands for diversity of all employees. We welcome applications from all interested parties, regardless of their ethnic and social origin, age, religion, gender, disability and sexual orientation or identity. Severely disabled persons and persons of equal status will be given preference in the case of appropriate qualifications and suitability (please enclose proof of severe disability/equality with your application). The RPTU aims to increase the proportion of women. Applications from female and male scientists from abroad are expressly welcome.

Your application:

We look forward to receiving meaningful applications (CV, references, etc.) by 13.10.2023 at the latest. The dates for personal interviews in Landau are set for 6 and 7 November 2023.

Please submit your application via our application portal (https://jobs.uni-kl.de).

If you have any questions, please contact the Dean of the Department of Natural and Environmental Sciences Prof. Dr. Oliver Frör ([email protected]). Questions about current research projects at the Institute of Environmental Sciences will be answered by Institute Director Prof. Dr. Hermann Jungkunst ([email protected]).





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