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Professorship of Palaeontology in Greifswald

The Institute of Geography and Geology at the University of Greifswald’s Faculty of
Mathematics and Natural Sciences invites applications for a Professorship of Palaeontology (W2 with tenure track to W2)
. The candidate should be an expert in the field of palaeontology and environmental change with special emphasis on reconstructing climate change in marine/continental systems throughout earth’s history. We are particularly interested in developing the field of quaternary science, and the candidate is expected to make a significant contribution to this topic. Links to other research activities will be welcomed, in particular in the fields of sedimentology, regional geology, physical geography marine geology and geochemistry, hydrogeology, soil ecology and sustainable resource development. The candidate should have a distinct background in geology, be a committed field researcher and willing to contribute to the University’s current key field of research, “Environmental Change: Response and Adaptation (ECRA)”.

Scientists at an early career phase are particularly encouraged to apply. The professorship is initially filled for a period of four years (§ 61(1) LHG M-V). The position is provided with a tenure track (W2).


Please find all details in the PDF file below.

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PhD position in Landscape Evolution modeling - LEM

The Giessen working group is dealing with earth surface processes at different temporal and spatial
scales, among others with Holocene soil erosion of mesoscale river catchments. Causes for soil erosion – triggered by climate or human activities – are investigated and the spatio-temporal pattern of soil erosion and its sediments are assessed by empirical approaches, using geoscientific field and laboratory methods.


The PhD position is offered for three years starting as soon as possible. Payment will be in accordance
with TV-H 13. Your work place will be located in Giessen, a university town north of Frankfurt and is
easy to reach by public transport or bike.


Please send an application outlining your fit for the position  to


Please find all details in the PDF files provided for download below (English and German).

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W3 Professorship at Kiel University

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at Kiel University, Germany, invites applications for a new Professorship Geoarchaeology and Environmental Hazards (W3) at the Institute for Ecosystem Research in the Section of Geography to be filled for the summer term 2020. The new professorship will integrate and develop ecosystem and geoarchaeological concepts and methods. A focus will be placed on the quantitative reconstruction, analysis and modelling of geomorphological, archaeo-sedimentological, and archaeo-pedological dynamics and long-term processes in cultural landscapes.

Please find all details in the PDF files below.

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From the North Sea Lowlands to the Celtic Shelf Edge

Submission of abstracts is still possible for the conference "From the North Sea Lowlands to the Celtic Shelf Edge" from 18-20 November 2019 in Utrecht, The Netherlands. Abstract deadline is September 16. Please see the conference homepage for all details:

Job announcements!

The new Cluster ROOTS – Social, Environmental, and Cultural Connectivity in Past Societies in the frame of the German Excellence Initiative explores social, environmental, and cultural processes that have substantially shaped past human development (and which are still active today). Research is organized in six research units (i.e. subclusters) covering six foci: (1) Environmental hazards and impacts; (2) Dietary intake and disease; (3) Knowledge production, technology, and innovation; (4) Population agglomeration and urbanisation; (5) Social differentiation and inequalities; and (6) Conflict and conciliation. The ROOTS ‘Reflective Turn’ will enable cross-disciplinary dialogue and enquiries within and between research foci, providing an overarching theoretical frame.
The Research Associates and Doctoral positions participate in the ROOTS Young Academy. The ROOTS Young Academy brings together young experts from an array of disciplines, which support ROOTS research with innovative research ideas. The Young Academy provides young researchers with excellent conditions for a successful career and personal development.
The subcluster “Environmental hazards and impacts” invites applications for the following positions to begin as early as possible:

a) One Research Associate Position:

  • Research associate position in Landscape Archaeology of the Wadden Seas

b) Four Doctoral Positions

  • 01PhD Doctoral Position: Testing the Neolithic Plant Invasion Hypothesis (NPIH)
  • 02PhD Doctoral Position: Hazards of Neobiota in the Anthropocene
  • 03PhD Doctoral Position: Pollution and contamination in geoarchaeological environments
  • 04PhD Doctoral Position: Identification of hazards in paleoenvironmental archives

Deadline is October 4th 2019. Please find all details on the cluster website or in the PDF file provided below.

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