Professorship (W3) in Ocean Dynamics



Professorship (W3) in Ocean Dynamics

Deadline: 20. April 2018

Kiel University and GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel intend to attract more qualified women for professorships.

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at the Kiel University, Germany, and GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel invite applications for the following position to be filled as soon as possible:

Professorship (W3) in Ocean Dynamics

The professorship is embedded at the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel in the research unit “Theory and Modelling” which is part of the research division 1 “Ocean Circulation and Climate Dynamics”.

The successful candidate has an excellent and internationally recognized track record of research in ocean modelling and contributed to the understanding of ocean dynamics and its role in climate variability. We expect research experience and interests in high-resolution (eddy resolving and regionally enhanced) ocean system modelling. Special focus areas may include the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC), upwelling areas, ocean basin interactions or an improved coupling to a high-resolution atmosphere. This professorship further develops the GEOMAR ocean system model at highest international level and covers a broad range of observational and interdisciplinary linkages within and beyond the research division “Ocean Circulation and Climate Dynamics” as well as within Kiel Marine Sciences. The professor will teach within the Bsc programme „Physik des Erdsystems“ and the programme „Climate Physics“ in ocean and climate physics. Corresponding teaching experience is required. We expect teaching in English and willingness to teach in German within 3 years.

The position has been opened with respect to Art. § 61 and § 63 Section 1 of the Higher Education Act of the State of Schleswig- Holstein. The teaching commitment currently is 4 semester hours per week. For additional information about the position please contact Prof. Dr. Mojib Latif (mlatif(at) Detailed information about the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel can be found under

Kiel University and the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel are seeking to increase the number of women in faculty positions and encourage applications from qualified women. Female applicants will be given priority if their qualifications and achievements are equal to those of male applicants. Applications from scientists with disabilities will be given priority in case of equal qualifications. We explicitly encourage candidates with a migration background to apply. Please refrain from submitting photographs.

Applications in English including curriculum vitae, certificates of academic degrees, lists of publications, teaching experience and third-party funding, statement on research interests and teaching plan together with private and academic mailing and e-mail addresses and telephone number should be submitted in written or electronic form (in a single pdf-file)

by 20 April 2018 to

The Dean
Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Kiel University
D-24098 Kiel, Germany