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Job advertisement W2-Professorship in Hydrology of multifunctional landscapes

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W2-Professorship in Hydrology of multifunctional landscapes

W2-Professorship in Hydrology of multifunctional landscapes


University of Göttingen, Faculty of Forest Sciences and Forest Ecology

The University of Göttingen enjoys high international acclaim, owing to its long research tradition and broad spectrum of subjects in the natural sciences, life sciences, humanities and social sciences. With more than 210 degree courses, we offer an attractive range of subjects for around
30,000 students. Göttingen is characterized by the close cooperation of the University, the University Medical Center and seven non-university research institutions that forms the Göttingen Campus. Its innovative, interdisciplinary potential creates excellent conditions for cutting-edge
research at the highest international level.

Together with the Faculties of Agricultural Sciences, of Biology and Psychology, and of Geoscience and Geography, the Centre of Biodiversity and
Sustainable Land Use (CBL) and the Campus Institute Data Science (CIDAS), the University of Göttingen offers a unique environment for research in the field of “Sustainable Use of Natural Resources”.


Göttingen, Germany


Relevant division
Hydrological Sciences (HS)

Full time


Preconditions for appointment are laid down in § 25 of the Lower Saxony Higher Education Act in the currently valid version.

Preferred education

Application deadline
26 October 2023

14 September 2023

Job description

The Faculty of Forest Sciences and Forest Ecology at the University of Göttingen is seeking to fill a permanent professorship with civil servant status (grade W2 NBesO) at the earliest possible date:
W2 Professorship in Hydrology of multifunctional landscapes (f/m/d)
We are looking for a team player and dedicated person to represent the field of hydrology in research and teaching in its entire breadth with a focus on multifunctional landscapes. Research shall address hydrological processes in forests and different agricultural systems in a landscape
context. Specific research areas may include climate change and/or land use impacts on hydrologic processes, extreme hydrologic events, or spatial interactions of hydrologic processes at the landscape scale. The professorship is expected to establish close collaborations with other
departments of the faculty and the university and to actively participate in existing research projects and in the establishment of new ones. The professorship substantially strengthens the faculty foci on “Forest Ecosystems and Biodiversity” and “Sustainable Forestry and Global Change”.
Methodologically, the focus will be on hydrological measurements, process‐oriented modelling remote sensing and/or data‐driven approaches applying artificial intelligence methods.

The position entails the following teaching responsibilities: Subject‐specific contributions in the bachelor and master programs of the faculty, especially in the master specializations “Ecosystem Sciences” and “Ecosystem Analysis and Modelling”. Due to the international profile of the
professorship and the students, some of the courses are to be held in English and German. It is expected that the professorship will actively participate in the further internationalization of the courses offered. The university emphasizes research‐oriented teaching.

How to apply

In the case of an appointment to a professorship, junior professors andother members of the University of Göttingen can, as a rule, only be considered for an appointment if they have changed their university after obtaining their doctorate, or have worked scientifically for at least two years outside the appointing university. As a Public Law Foundation, the University of Göttingen holds the right of appointment. Details will be explained upon request. Applications from scientists and scholars from abroad are explicitly welcome. The University of Göttingen aims to increase the proportion of women in areas where women are underrepresented and therefore strongly encourages qualified women to apply. The university has committed itself to being a family‐friendly institution and supports its employees in balancing work and family life. The
university is particularly committed to the professional participation of disabled employees and therefore welcomes applications from persons with special needs. In the case of equal qualifications, applications from disabled persons will be given preference. In order to protect the
interests of the applicant, a disability or equal status must be included in the application.

Applications including curriculum vitae, list of publications, and research and teaching concept should be sent to the Dean of the Faculty of Forest Sciences and Forest Ecology, University of Göttingen no later than October 26, 2023 as a single PDF file (max 8 MB). Please submit these
documents electronically: dekanat.forst@uni‐

If you have further questions, please contact the Dean of the Faculty of Forest Sciences and Forest Ecology (

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