Thread: Professor (W3) in Engineering Geology and Rock Mechanics

Started: 2017-11-13 19:39:34
Last activity: 2017-11-13 19:39:34
Rebecca Harrington
2017-11-13 19:39:34
Institution: Ruhr University Bochum
Open Until: 2017-12-15

Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) is one of Germany’s leading research universities. The university draws its strengths from diversity and proximity of scientific and engineering disciplines on a single, coherent campus. This highly dynamic setting enables students and researchers to work across traditional boundaries of academic subjects and disciplines.
The Institute for Geology, Mineralogy, and Geophysics in the Faculty of Geosciences at Ruhr-Universität Bochum invites applications for the position of a Professor (W 3) in “Engineering Geology and Rock Mechanics” to start on October, 1st, 2018.

The successful candidate will have expertise and experience in one or more of the following fields: 1. research using geotechnical field data, 2. experimental rock mechanics, 3. modeling in geological engineering / rock mechanics, 4. professional experience in borehole mining.

The successful candidate should hold a doctoral degree in the earth sciences, and have a proven track record of successful teaching, international research visibility, and the ability to procure external research funds. Positive evaluation as a junior professor or equivalent academic qualifications (e.g., habilitation) and evidence for academic excellence and achievements are required corresponding to the appointment at the Professor level.

In addition, the successful candidate must exhibit the willingness to participate in the self-governing bodies of the RUB, and the involvement in university processes according to RUB’s mission statement. We further expect:
• high commitment to teaching, in particular in field-based courses,
• the willingness to actively contribute to the Institute´s research focus on the “Antropolithosphere”, as well as one or more of the Research Departments at the RUB,
• readiness to participate in interdisciplinary academic work, and,
• willingness and ability to attract external funding.
Knowledge of the German language at the time of appointment is not mandatory. The successful candidate is, however, expected to acquire the German proficiency needed for teaching and participation in self-governing bodies within 2 years.

The Ruhr-Universität Bochum is an equal opportunity employer. Complete applications (including CV, certificates, list of publications and sources of external funding, teaching experience, and research plan) should be sent in electronic form (PDF document) to the Dean of the Faculty of Geosciences of Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Prof. Dr. Harald Zepp (E-mail: geodekanat<at>, no later than December, 15th, 2017. Further information is available at

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