Professorship Atmospheric Sciences

Brandenburg University of Technology (BTU) Cottbus-Senftenberg
September 11 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

The Faculty of Environment and Natural Sciences of Brandenburg University of Technology (BTU) Cottbus-Senftenberg, invites applications for a

Professorship (W3)

Atmospheric Sciences

(Atmosphärische Prozesse)

commencing at the earliest opportunity.

The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching and research in the area of atmospheric sciences. We seek an outstanding scientist with an international reputation in theoretical and experimental analysis of land surface-atmosphere interactions. Matter and energy fluxes play a crucial role and should be assessed with state-of-the-art methods. High level skills in numerical modelling of climate relevant processes at multiple scales are highly desirable.

Cooperation with groups from related disciplines is essential with the expectation to contribute to joint research proposals. Multidisciplinary research experience related to ecology, hydrology, soil science and biogeochemistry is desirable. An involvement in the Centre for Sustainable Landscape Development is expected.

Compulsory and elective courses in the area of atmospheric sciences are taught as part of Bachelor and Master programmes in the faculty, namely: Environmental Resources Management, Environmental Engineering, Renewable Raw Materials and Regenerative

Energy, and Land Use and Water Resources Management. Involvement in structured PhD programmes and contributions to curriculum development within the Graduate Research School is expected. Taking on a leadership role as part of academic administration is also expected. 

For further information please contact Prof. Dr. Christoph Hinz, Tel. +49 355 69 4601 / email:

Other duties result from the requirements set by § 42 Brandenburgisches Hochschulgesetz (Higher Education Act of the State of Brandenburg - BbgHG) in conjunction with § 3 BbgHG.

Please refer to §§ 41 paragraph 1 No 1 - 4a and 43 BbgHG for prerequisites and conditions of employment.

Experience in the acquisition and realization of third-party funded projects is expected. Fields of research should be relevant for DFG (German Research Foundation) funding. Lectures are primarily to be held in German, fluency in English is expected.

BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg strives to increase the proportion of women in teaching and research and specifically encourages qualified female scientists to apply.

As a family-oriented University, BTU offers a Dual Career Service.

Qualified applicants with disabilities will be given priority.

The application, including academic certificates, curriculum vitae, a list of publications, as well as proof of teaching experience, should be sent by e-mail in a single pdf file with max. 7 MB until 19.10.2017 to:


Dekan der Fakultät Umwelt und Naturwissenschaften,

postal adress: BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg, Postfach 101344, 03013 Cottbus.

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