Lecturer in Environmental Hydrological Systems

University of Freiburg Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources


The Chair of Environmental Hydrological Systems at the Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources of the University of Freiburg offers a Lecturer (Akadem. Rätin*Rat auf Zeit, f/m/d). | term for filing application: 31.07.2020
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The Chair of Environmental Hydrological Systems at the Faculty of Environment and Natural Ressources of the University of Freiburg offers a

Lecturer (Akadem. Rätin*Rat auf Zeit, f/m/d).
Fulltime position, Start-date: 01.10.2020

The advertised position is initially limited to three years with the possibility of renewal up to a total of six years. The possibility of further qualification is given. Starting date is 1 Oct 2020 or earliest possible thereafter.

We seek a highly motivated young scientist with goals and ideas for independent research that complements and expands the current research at the Chair of Environmental Hydrological Systems. Analysis und modelling of hydrological systems under global change are specifically of interest. Hydrological system boundaries may include the climate system, ecosystems, human systems (incl. risk or water resources management) among others. We expect an active involvement in the activities of the chair group. Teaching duties are 4 SWS (ca. 2 courses or one course with practical component per term and advising of Bachelor and Master theses) primarily within the BSc Environmental Sciences (minor: environmental hydrology) and the MSc Hydrology.

We offer an inspiring work environment within a diverse group and many third-party funded projects. The group relies on a wide network internationally, nationally and within the Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources. It thus provides an excellent environment and support to develop an independent research profile and qualification for a scientific career. Further information about the group and faculty can be found via .

Prerequisites for the position are a university degree in hydrology, environmental sciences, geosciences, geoecology or related disciplines. Applicants are expected to have a qualified doctoral degree (PhD or equivalent) and demonstrated high-level publications in hydrology or environmental science and preferably some postdoctoral experience. Excellent English is a must; German will be required for daily life and teaching of undergraduate courses in German will be expected after ca. one year. Candidates are expected to be independent, flexible, willing and able to work in a team, and should have demonstrated organisational skills. Civil servant requirements must be fulfilled. The salary will be determined in accordance with A13.

Applications should be sent as a single pdf file containing the cover letter and statement of research interests (max 2 pages), curriculum vitae, teaching experience, publication list and examples and the names and contact details of at least two references. Deadline is 31 July 2020. Please contact us by email for inquiries and application.

The position is limited to 30.09.2023. The salary will be determined in accordance with A13..
We are particularly pleased to receive applications from women for the position advertised here.
Please send your application in English including supporting documents mentioned above citing the reference number 00001127, by 31.07.2020 at the latest. Please send your application to the following address in written or electronic form:
Prof. Dr. Kerstin Stahl
Professur für Umwelthydrosysteme
Universität Freiburg
Friedrichstraße 39
D-79098 Freiburg
For further information, please contact Prof. Kerstin Stahl on the phone number +49 761 203-3532 or E-Mail .
General and legal remarks:
Full-time positions may generally be split up into two or more part-time positions, provided that there are no formal or legal barriers. Candidates are selected in accordance with the provisions of the AGG (Allgemeines Gleichbehandlungsgesetz - German General Equal Treatment Act).
Applicants with disabilities (Schwerbehinderte Menschen) will be given preferential consideration in case of equal qualification.
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