W3-Professorship for Dynamics of the Atmosphere

W3-Professorship for Dynamics of the Atmosphere

Published on: 26.06.2024

The University of Bonn is an international research university with a wide education and research profile. With a 200-year history, approximately 31,500 students, more than 6,000 staff, and an excellent reputation at home and abroad, the University of Bonn is one of the most important universities in Germany and is recognized as a university of excellence.

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences of the Rheinische Friedrich-WilhelmsUniversität Bonn invites applications for a

W3-Professorship for Dynamics of the Atmosphere

at the Institute for Geosciences, Meteorology Section,
starting on October 1st, 2025.

Institute for Geosciences, Meteorology Section



Starting date:


Application documents:

curriculum vitae, research profile and plan, third-party funding record, teaching portfolio and concept, list of publications, copies of university certificates and diplomas

We are looking for an internationally renowned scientist with an outstanding track record in innovative research in the theory and modelling of atmospheric processes. The focus should
be on an improved understanding of atmosphere dynamics, at any space-time scale relevant to weather or climate.

Teaching is an integral part of the professorship. The future professor is expected to cover the entire range of atmospheric dynamics and theoretical meteorology in the existing B.Sc.
Meteorology and Geophysics and M.Sc. Physics of the Earth and Atmosphere programs, and to contribute to the further development of the programs. A future degree program Climate
Sciences will offer the possibility for further engagement. Excellent didactic skills and teaching experience are required.

The future professor is expected to build an internationally visible research team and take a leading role in the conception and implementation of interdisciplinary research projects in the
field of Earth system science. Cooperation with the existing professorships at the Institute of Geosciences, with other departments of the University of Bonn as well as with partners within
the Geoverbund ABC/J and at the Centre for Earth System Observation and Computational Analysis (CESOC) is desired, in particular with the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecast (ECMWF). Willingness to participate in the transdisciplinary research areas (TRAs) of the University of Bonn and the Collaborative Research Centre DETECT is welcome. Active participation in academic management is mandatory.

The hiring requirements are based on § 36 HG NRW.

Diversity and equal opportunity

The University of Bonn is committed to diversity and equal opportunity. It is certified as a family-friendly university. It aims to increase the proportion of women in areas where women are under-represented and to promote their careers in particular. It therefore strongly encourages women with relevant qualifications to apply. Applications will be handled in accordance with the Landesgleichstellungsgesetz (State Equality Act). Applications from suitable individuals with a certified serious disability and those of equal status are particularly welcome.

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