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Professorship Environmental Data Science (W2)

Professorship Environmental Data Science (W2)

Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF) logo

Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF)

jointly appointing with

Faculty of Environment and Natural Sciences of Brandenburg University of Technology (BTU) Cottbus – Senftenberg

Müncheberg, Germany


Full time



Required education

Application deadline
24 August 2019

5 July 2019

Job description

The Faculty of Environment and Natural Sciences of Brandenburg University of Technology (BTU) Cottbus – Senftenberg invites applications for a joint professorship with the Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF), Müncheberg commencing at the earliest opportunity:

Professorship (W2) Environmental Data Science

The successful candidate is expected to conduct innovative research in the field of environmental data sciences including modern research data management as well as a close link to environmental modelling activities. A profound understanding will be required in applying and developing advanced data science techniques, such as machine learning, deep learning, pattern recognition, non-linear systems analysis, to complex, structured or unstructured data from environmental, geo-, biological and/or agricultural sciences in a highly interdisciplinary context.
The position will be located at ZALF in Müncheberg, close to Berlin. The candidate will become co-head of the Research Platform Data at ZALF. The joint professorship will be filled under the Jülich Model, with a teaching obligation of 2 hours per week and semester at the BTU, generally in English and German language. It is expected that the successful candidate fosters research cooperation between ZALF and BTU in the field of environmental data science. For further information contact:

Prof. Dr. Frank Ewert, Tel +49(0)33432/82-200,
Prof. Dr. Christoph Hinz, T +49 (0)355 69 4601,

Other duties result from the requirements set by § 42 Brandenburgisches Hochschulgesetz (Higher Education Act of the State of Brandenburg – BbgHG) in conjunction with § 3 BbgHG. Prerequisites and conditions of employment follow §§ 41 paragraph 1 (no. 1 – 4a) and 43 of the BbgHG. Particularly, candidates need to document a Habilitation or comparable scientific achievements and a clear scientific profile. An excellent record of publications in peer-reviewed journals and experience in the acquisition and realization of third-party funded projects in the field is expected. The field of research should be relevant for DFG (German Research Foundation) funding.

The professorship will be appointed permanently as a civil servant or public employee. For candidates who are appointed to a professorship for the first time, the appointment will initially be limited to 5 years according to § 43 (1) BbgHG. BTU and ZALF seek to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching and particularly encourage female applicants to apply for this position. ZALF and BTU are certified family friendly institutions, BTU offers Dual-Career-Services. Severely disabled applicants will be given preferential consideration in the event of equal qualification.

How to apply

Applications must include an informative CV with representation of the candidate’s academic education and career, publications, teaching records, academic certificates, 3 references (contacts only, no reference letters required), and a description of research interests and should be send as a single pdf file with a max. file size of 7 MB by 24 August 2019 to:

Dean of the Faculty of Environment and Natural Sciences
BTU Cottbus – Senftenberg, Postfach 101344, 03013 Cottbus