[ECOLOG-L] Professorship in Ecohydrology at HU and IGB Berlin

The Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (HUB) and the Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB/FVB)

invite applications for a

Full Professorship in Ecohydrology (W-3) – Joint appointment between HUB and IGB

We are seeking an outstanding scientist to establish an innovative research programme with high international visibility, placing emphasis on ecohydrology or a related field. The successful candidate will complement and interlink with ongoing research activities at IGB (www.igb-berlin.de) and HUB (Department of Geography; http://ift.tt/1aysvO9) using experimental, theoretical and/or modelling approaches. IGB is the largest freshwater research institute in Germany, offering cutting-edge laboratory and field facilities for interdisciplinary research, including large-scale experimental infrastructure and long-term research programmes. HUB is one of 12 German “Universities of Excellence” (http://ift.tt/1aysvOb) and the Integrative Research Institute on Transformations of Human-Environment Systems (IRI THESys, http://www.iri-thesys.org) is one of its flagship activities. The professorship is tightly linked to THESys.

The specific area of expertise for the position is open, but candidates working across systems, scales, and disciplines are particularly encouraged to apply. She or he should have a clear vision and strategy for developing a cutting-edge research programme in ecohydrology or a related field. The successful candidate will be committed to student mentoring and is expected to teach undergraduate or graduate courses at the Geography Department of HUB. The teaching language is English or German, and the working language at IGB is English to facilitate communication among IGB’s internationally diverse staff and students.

HUB and IGB are equal opportunity employers. HUB and IGB are seeking to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching, and specifically encourage qualified female candidates to apply. Severely disabled applicants with equivalent qualifications will be given preferential consideration. Applications of scientists from abroad and/or with a migration background are explicitly welcome. Please visit our website http://ift.tt/1eRedmq, which provides access to the legally binding German version.

Applicants must meet the legal requirements for professorial appointments in accordance with § 100 of the `Berliner Hochschulgesetz´. Your application must include a curriculum vitae, copies of certificates and documents, a description of teaching experience, a list of current and planned research projects, and a list of publications including up to 5 copies of your most relevant work. Your letter of motivation should also illustrate your vision of academic leadership and may name up to three referees.

Please send your application within four weeks and not later than 15th June 2015, quoting the reference number [PR/010/15], to: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Dean of Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Prof. Dr. Elmar Kulke, Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin, Germany and all documents in electronic form as a single PDF to elmar.kulke@geo.hu-berlin.de. Please only submit copies because submitted material will not be returned. For further enquiries please contact Prof. Dr. Klement Tockner, Director of IGB (tockner@igb-berlin.de).

Mark O. Gessner
Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB)
Alte Fischerhuette 2, 16775 Stechlin, Germany
Department of Ecology, Berlin Institute of Technology (TU Berlin)
Ernst-Reuter-Platz 1, 10587 Berlin, Germany

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