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Job advertisement Junior Professorship (W1, tenure track) in "Remote Sensing of Natural Hazards" at RWTH Aachen University, Germany

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Junior Professorship (W1, tenure track) in "Remote Sensing of Natural Hazards" at RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Junior Professorship (W1, tenure track) in "Remote Sensing of Natural Hazards" at RWTH Aachen University, Germany

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RWTH Aachen University

RWTH Aachen University is one of Germany’s pre-eminent Uni- versities of Excellence, which entails the highest quality in teach- ing and world-class research. RWTH addresses bold, scientific questions; it also assumes a profound responsibility toward soci- ety and transfers its knowledge into meaningful applications. RWTH strives for the convergence of knowledge, methods, and findings from its research fields and integrates in-depth discipli- nary knowledge into interdisciplinary research consortia repre- sented as profile areas. The university’s dynamic, creative, and international environment encompasses efficient research net- works, institutionalized cooperations, and, most of all, the innova- tive RWTH Campus-Project which harbors one of the most ex- tensive technology-oriented research landscapes in Europe.


Aachen, Germany


Relevant divisions
Geodesy (G)
Geomorphology (GM)
Tectonics and Structural Geology (TS)

Full time


Salary level according to state legislation (NRW, Germany)

Required education

Application deadline
15 December 2020

20 November 2020

Job description

The Faculty of Georesources and Materials Engineering of RWTH Aachen University has an opening for a tenure track W1 Junior Professor in Remote Sensing of Natural Hazards.

This is a junior professorship appointment with a tenure track career path towards a W2 professorship. This call for applications is therefore particularly targeted at early career researchers. For further information about the tenure track process, please visit

We are seeking qualified applicants for teaching and research in the area of Remote Sensing of Natural Hazards. The starting date is at the earliest possible date. The focus of research will be on remote sensing for geological hazard research (e.g. earthquakes, tsunamis, landslides, volcanic hazards). Key areas can be the analysis of Earth surface changes using methods of high-resolution digital topography (LIDAR), the combination with spatial and numerical models, or deformation detection/quantification with radar interferometry (inSAR), all based on a solid geoscientific understanding. Special value is placed on cooperation within the faculty, as well as with other faculties and in the profile areas of the RWTH and partners in the Geoverbund ABC/J. It is expected that the successful candidate will develop an independent and internationally visible profile and attract external research funds. The professorship is to participate in teaching in German and English language in existing programmes (Applied Geosciences, Georesource Management, Engineering Geohazards), specifically also in field courses, as well as to actively develop future courses and content. A contribution to academic self-administration is anticipated.

You should have a completed university degree and a special aptitude for scientific work which is generally verified by means of an outstanding doctorate. Ability in and commitment to teaching are essential. The application should include supporting documents regarding success in teaching. German is not necessary to begin but will be expected as a teaching language within 5 years.

The deadline for applications is 15th of December 2020.

How to apply

The pdf description with some further information is available at and we would definitely encourage consulting this document carefully – especially considering the required application documents.