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Job advertisement Professorship for Hydrology and River Basin Management

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Professorship for Hydrology and River Basin Management

Professorship for Hydrology and River Basin Management

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Technische Universität Braunschweig

With 18,500 students and 3,700 staff members, Technische Universität Braunschweig is the largest Institute of Technology in Northern Germany. It stands for a strategic and achievement-oriented way of thinking and acting, relevant research, exceptional teaching and the successful transfer of knowledge and technologies to industry and society. We consistently advocate family friendliness and equal opportunities.
We focus our research on mobility, infections and therapeutics, metrology, and future city. Our core disciplines include a comprehensive engineering branch and a strong natural sciences branch, closely linked with business sciences, social sciences, humanities and educational sciences.
Our campus is located at the heart of one of Europe’s most active research regions. We cooperate closely and successfully with more than 20 research institutions right on our doorstep and maintain strong relationships with our partner universities all over the world.


Braunschweig, Germany


Relevant division
Hydrological Sciences (HS)

Full time



Required education

Application deadline
31 March 2021

17 February 2021

Job description

The Technische Universität Braunschweig offers a professorship for Hydrology and River Basin Management. The earliest appointment is possible from 01.04.2022 onwards. The appointed candidate will become the Head of the Division of Hydrology, Water Management and Water Protection at the Leichtweiß-Institute for Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources (LWI). The holder of the position will contribute to research and teaching in the fields of hydrology, water resources management, and river basin management and will increase the international visibility and scientific excellence of the TU Braunschweig in these fields.

The focus of the fundamental and applied research activities should be on the holistic management of water quantity, water quality as well as the sustainable management of river catchments. This includes the development, coupling, and testing of numerical models and their incorporation into management systems for watersheds and coastal zones.

Research topics could also include:

  • Development of new methods for sustainable management and protection of surface waters
  • Climate impact research (extreme events)
  • Ecohydrology
  • Hydrology and risk analyses of urban areas
  • Development and operation of early warning systems for meteorological-hydrological and water quality related hazards

Our expectations

We expect that the core subject of hydrology and water management is taught in its full breadth in the basic subjects of the bachelor’s and master’s degree of Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Engineering Management, and Environmental Sciences in German and English.
An active participation in developing the research focus “Stadt der Zukunft”/ “Future Cities” as well as interdisciplinary collaborations within the LWI and with other institutes of the department is expected. The participation in academic self-governance at all levels is mandatory.
Applicants are also expected to have an outstanding publication record, a proven ability to acquire third-party funding, and experience in project coordination. Further expectations are listed in the deailed job descripition on the website.

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