Professorship (W3) for Remote Sensing in Geo- / Environmental Sciences and GFZ Section Head position
University of Potsdam
Young, modern and
The University of Potsdam was
founded in 1991 and has firmly
established itself in the landscape
of scholarship and science. It
has also become an outstanding
factor in regional economics and
development. The University is
highly successful in the acquisition
of external funding, has received
multiple awards for its teaching,
and offers a service-oriented
administration. About 21,000
students and 3,000 employees
work at three locations - Am Neuen
Palais, Griebnitzsee and Golm - at
one of Germany's most beautiful
Please submit your application
(including presentation of your research
interests, curriculum vitae,
copies of academic certificates and
documents, list of publications, list of
courses taught, teaching evaluation,
list of externally funded projects) via
email to the University of Potsdam at
The University of Potsdam, Faculty of Science, Institute of Geosciences, together
with the Institute for Environmental Science and Geography, hereby announces a
joint professorship under the Jülich Model with the GFZ German Research Centre for
Geosciences to be filled as soon as possible:
Full Professorship (W 3) for Remote Sensing in Geo- / Environmental
The successful candidate shall have an outstanding internationally recognized scientific
record in the field of Remote Sensing of Earth Surface Processes and Properties. He/She will
drive the development of remote sensing sensor technologies and analysis methods
in close connection with geoscience and environmental research (matter fluxes, water
and carbon cycles, natural hazards, land degradation, mineral resources). Applicants
should avail of leadership skills in optical remote sensing with a focus on imaging
spectroscopy. Additional expertise in further domains (e. g. radar remote sensing, multisensor
approaches) is highly desired. The candidate will also support the transfer of
innovative technologies to societal and commercial use.
At the GFZ, the appointee will lead a large research group (Section 1.4, Remote Sensing
and Geoinformatics) with more than 40 colleagues that is involved in substantial international
networks (e. g. hyperspectral EnMAP Mission). We are seeking a candidate who
unites an outstanding research record of international stature with leadership skills as
well as vision, experience, and enthusiasm to build on and expand the current strengths
of remote sensing research at the GFZ. Strong management proficiency, experience
in working with interdisciplinary teams, know-how in promoting the careers of young
scholars, and a family-friendly management style complete the profile.
At the University, the Professor will have teaching responsibilities of 2 hours per week
per semester (2 SWS) in the M.Sc. degree program Remote Sensing, geoInformation
and Visualization, and the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degree programs Geoecology and Geosciences
Courses will be given in German and in English.
Please contact Prof. Dr. Harald Schuh (firstname.lastname@example.org) with respect to any
further questions regarding the position.
The hiring process is subject to the requirements set forth in Section 41 of the Brandenburg Higher Education Act (BbgHG).
The appointment procedure will be conducted in accordance with Section 40 BbgHG.
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