[Met-jobs] Full Professorship for Physics of the Atmosphere (Polar Regions), Potsdam, Germany

In a joint appointment, the University of Potsdam and the Alfred
Wegener Institute (AWI), Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine
Research (AWI) invite applications for the following Full
Professorship for Physics of the Atmosphere at the Institute
for Physics and Astronomy.
The post is to be filled as soon as possible. The position will be
located at AWI’s research unit in Potsdam, Germany. We are looking
for a person with outstanding scientific qualifications in the field
of physics and dynamics of the atmosphere, with a strong background
in both observations and modeling. The incumbent is expected to
carry out forefront research on atmospheric polar processes
(Arctic and Antarctic) and to further our understanding of
tropospheric and stratospheric changes in Polar Regions, taking
into account interactions with other components of the climate
system. The successful applicant will further develop the
existing expertise of the section “Atmospheric Circulations” and is
responsible for its representation on a national and international
level. Furthermore, it is expected that the successful applicant
will coordinate AWI’s meteorological research activities carried out
at the two sites of Potsdam and Bremerhaven. Finally, close
collaboration with the other sections of the Climate Sciences
department as well as contributions to interdisciplinary research
with biologists and geo-scientists within the Research Programme
Polar Regions and Coasts in Changing Earth System
(http://ift.tt/1Fdb6Dk ) are
AWI is a member of the Helmholtz Association (HGF) and receives
funding from the federal and state governments. AWI focuses on polar
and marine research in a variety of disciplines such as biology,
oceanography, geology and geophysics and thus provides an ideal
framework to employ multidisciplinary approaches. AWI is one of the
world’s leading institutions in the field of polar and marine
research and provides excellent working conditions by international
standards. The successful candidate will have access to the AWI
research infrastructure (Research icebreaker Polarstern, research
aircrafts Polar 5 and 6 as well as the polar stations AWIPEV and
Neumayer station III) and regional as well as global atmospheric and
climate models.
The professorship is located in AWI’s Climate Sciences department at
the Research Unit in Potsdam. Teaching obligations amount to two
hours per week at the University of Potsdam and involve
participation in the programme for Bachelor and Master students in
Climate Physics.
For further information see, for example: http://ift.tt/1D8fypM

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