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[Met-jobs] Full Professorship (W3) for Physical Oceanography of the Polar Seas

From Thomas Jung <>
Date Mon, 12 Sep 2011 20:06:43 +0200

The University of Bremen, Faculty Physics/Electrical Engineering, in a joint appointment procedure with the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) in Bremerhaven, member of the Hermann von Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres (HGF), invites applications for a
Full Professorship (W3) for Physical Oceanography of the Polar Seas
with effect of 1 October, 2012.

Candidates with outstanding scientific qualifications in physical and observational oceanography are encouraged to apply. The applicant should have a strong research competence in studies of physical processes and measurement methods which contribute to long term observing systems. Special interest in processes in Polar Regions is expected. It is further expected that the incumbent will maintain and expand the existing multidisciplinary, integrated observing system and use the observations in collaboration with the modelling sections to better understand changes in the Arctic and Antarctic along with their impacts on sea ice, ecosystems and the global climate system.

The professorship is located in the Climate Science Division at the AWI and is associated with the leadership of a scientific section. The successful applicant is expected to carry out interdisciplinary work in cooperation with scientists from the AWI Geosciences and Biosciences Divisions and from the Institute of Environmental Physics at the University of Bremen. Teaching obligations amount to two hours per week at the University of Bremen in the physics degree course, with a focus on Environmental Physics and the master degree course in Environmental Physics, respectively. Didactic engagement, the ability to give courses in German and English and the willingness to participate in long expeditions (several months) are expected.

The following qualifications are required: a completed university education in physics, meteorology or
oceanography; an outstanding PhD as well as other scientific achievements that are excellent when compared internationally; experience in managerial functions, in managing seagoing expeditions, in raising external funding and in teaching.

AWI and the University of Bremen strive to increase the proportion of female scientists. Therefore, female candidates are specifically encouraged to apply.

Severely disabled applicants with identical technical and personal suitability will be preferentially selected. The AWI is an equal opportunity employer.

AWI supports balanced work-life career development via a variety of schemes.

Please forward your application by September 30th, 2011 under reference number 61/G/PROF to: Professor Dr. Karin Lochte, Director, Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar- and Marine Research, P.O. Box 12 01 61, 27515 Bremerhaven / Germany (


Prof. Dr. Thomas Jung
Alfred-Wegener-Institute for Polar and Marine Research
Bussestrasse 24
D-27515 Bremerhaven
Phone: ++49  0 471 - 4831 - 1761/1760
FAX:   ++49  0 471 - 4831 - 1797

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