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Professorship (W2) (6 years/tenure track) of Geochemistry commencing on October 1, 2018.



As one of Europe's leading research universities, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) in Munich is committed to the highest international standards of excellence in research and teaching. Building on its more than 500-year-long tradition, it offers a broad spectrum that covers all areas of knowledge within its 18 Faculties, ranging from the humanities, law, economics and social sciences, to medicine and the natural sciences.

The Faculty of Geosciences invites applications for a Professorship (W2) (6 years/tenure track) of Geochemistry commencing on October 1, 2018.

This Professorship of Geochemistry should strengthen the Faculty of Geosciences in research and teaching in the area of Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry. This professorship is aimed at enhancing interdisciplinary cooperation in geochemical dynamics of lithospheric processes (e.g. magmatic and volcanic systems) on the basis of geochemical experiments and/or field observations. We expect a willingness to explore synergies with experimental volcanology, with the research and teaching unit in mineralogy, petrology and geochemistry, as well as with the Munich Geocenter. The establishment of research funding in national and international contexts is expected. In the Bachelor program "Geosciences" and the Masters Programs "Geomaterials and Geochemistry", "Geology" as well as further teaching responsibilities in geochemistry must be met in a manner which is complementary to existing teaching strengths of the department. The Faculty of Geosciences is located in the heart of Munich and provides excellent opportunities for collaboration within the research campus of the Munich area. The Chair of Mineralogy and Petrology provides access to modern experimental and analytical facilities. Additional large-scale research infrastructure is located in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, the Faculty of Geosciences and the Munich Geocenter.

LMU Munich seeks to appoint a highly qualified junior academic to this professorship and, therefore, especially encourages early-career scholars to apply. Prerequisites for this position are a university degree, a doctoral degree or a comparable specific qualification. With an excellent record in research and teaching to date, prospective candidates will have demonstrated the potential for an outstanding academic career.

The initial appointment will be for six years. After a minimum of three years, it can be converted into a permanent position pending a positive evaluation of the candidate's performance in research and teaching as well as his or her personal aptitude and if all legal conditions are met.

Under the terms of the "LMU Academic Career Program", in exceptional cases and subject to outstanding performance in research and teaching, the position may be converted from a W2 into a W3 Full Professorship at a later date.

LMU Munich makes a point of providing newly appointed professors with various types of support, such as welcoming services and assistance for dual career couples.

LMU Munich is an equal opportunity employer. The University continues to be very successful in increasing the number of female faculty members and strongly encourages applications from female candidates. LMU Munich intends to enhance the diversity of its faculty members. Furthermore, disabled candidates with essentially equal qualifications will be given preference.

Please submit your application comprising a curriculum vitae, documentation of academic degrees and certificates as well as a list of publications to the Dean of the Faculty of Geosciences, Luisenstr. 37, 80333 Munich, Germany, no later than 15 November 2017. Please mail the application electronically to as a pdf-file (<10 MB).