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Position of tenure professorship


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 Physical Geography and Environmental Remote Sensing

commencing at the earliest possible date.

The Department of Geography in the Faculty of Geosciences seeks an academic to represent Physical Geography in research and teaching. Research activities shall focus on modern, quantitative methods of environmental remote sensing for the observation and monitoring of the earth surface.

This professorship aims at enhancing interdisciplinary cooperation for a better understanding of the causes, the effects and the management of global change processes. Environmental remote sensing particularly serves to comprehend spatial interactions at the man-environment interface; it connects modern monitoring techniques (from optical, thermal and/or microwave remote sensing) with methods to acquire and process information on the state of the environment. Focus is given to the development of integrative methods for a spatially distributed analysis of interacting processes at the earth surface.

We expect the willingness to participate and engage in enhancing the teaching curricula for the Bachelor of Science “Geography”, for the Geography teachers’ program and the Master of Science “Environmental Systems and Sustainability: Monitoring, Modeling and Management”. The contribution to the Master of Science program “Human Geography and Sustainability” is encouraged.

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 Geo-sciences, Luisenstr. 37, 80333 Munich, Germany, no later than 15th April 2018. Please mail the application electronically to dekanat@geo.uni-muenchen.de as a pdf-file (<10 MB).

You can download this announcement as a pdf HERE.