[Stoch] Professorship in Frankfurt (Germany)

Ulrich Achatz achatz at iau.uni-frankfurt.de
Fri Sep 19 05:34:04 MDT 2014

Dear all,

there is a vacancy for a new professorship in boundary-layer meteorology 
at the Goethe University Frankfurt (Germany). It is to be in close 
collaboration with the German Weather Service (DWD) close by. Expertise 
in and application of stochastic concepts most welcome. Tenure would 
come after a positive evaluation by the end of 2018. The professorship 
is equipped with one research associate and two PhD student positions 
until the end of 2018, in case of the positive evaluation likely even 
until the end of 2022, and after that the research associate position 
would be guaranteed by the university. Details below.

Female applications are strongly encouraged!!!

Best regards,
Ulrich Achatz


The Institute for Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences at the Faculty 
of Geosciences/Geography at Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University Frankfurt 
in cooperation with the Hans-Ertel-Centre for Weather Research at the 
German Weather Service (Deutscher Wetterdienst) invites applications for a

Professorship (W2) for „Boundary-Layer Meteorology“

The advertised professorship (initially limited until 31.12.2018, in the 
case of positive evaluation and continuation of funding the position 
could be converted to a permanent professorship) is combined with the 
function of Head of the research area „Boundary-Layer Meteorology“ at 
the Hans-Ertel-Centre of the German Weather Service (Deutscher 
Wetterdienst, DWD).

Structural goal of the Hans-Ertel-Centre for Weather Research is the 
formation of an internationally visible center of competence on central 
fields of weather research and climate monitoring. For this purpose, it 
is to generate a lasting network between DWD and leading weather 
research in Germany, and to support the implementation of the medium- 
and long-range strategy of DWD. These sustainable developments are to 
ensure and strengthen university education in meteorology, and to 
improve the development of personnel for weather research at DWD and 
national research institutions. In support of these structural goals the 
Hans-Ertel-Centre will be funded 2015-2018 by DWD, with a possible 
extension until 2022. After this the funding of the research area will 
have to be mainly based on external sources.

The prospective candidate should document internationally recognized 
research experience in the theory and/or modelling of the atmosphere. 
Expertise in boundary layer meteorology or numerical weather prediction 
(in particular model development) would be advantageous. The candidate 
is expected to play an active role as head of the research area 
„Boundary-Layer Meteorology“ in the research branch “Model Development” 
of the Hans-Ertel-Centre. This implies close collaboration with other 
research areas within the Hans-Ertel-Centre and DWD. The research should 
cover current aspects of the theory and modeling of the atmospheric 
boundary layer which are of relevance for an improved description of the 
boundary layer in the atmospheric weather-forecast model of DWD. The 
prospective candidate should contribute actively to the establishment 
and sustenance of the Hans-Ertel-Centre as national network for 
education and research on topics of relevance for numerical weather 
prediction at DWD. This implies successful fund raising for research in 
the Hans-Ertel-Centre. Collaboration with other research groups at the 
university is desirable. It is expected that the Professor will be 
involved in the BSc and MSc Meteorology and the MSc Environmental 
Sciences curricula at Goethe-University; the teaching commitment is 8 
contact hours per week. Furthermore, university/institutional 
self-administration tasks form an integral part of the job description.

The place of employment is Frankfurt am Main. The designated salary for 
the position is based on “W2” of the German university scale or 
equivalent. For further information regarding the general conditions for 
professorship appointments, please see: 

Academics with an excellent record in research and teaching are invited 
to submit their applications accompanied by the usual documents (CV, 
references, publications list, 5 key publications, teaching experience, 
research plan [max. 3 pages], overview of acquired external funding) in 
electronic form (PDF) by 15.11.2014 to the Dean of the Department of 
Geosciences/Geography, Goethe-University Frankfurt, Altenhöferallee 1, 
60438 Frankfurt am Main, Germany, e-mail: 
dekanat-geowiss at em.uni-frankfurt.de.

Contact person for queries is Prof. Dr. Ulrich Achatz, e-mail: 
achatz at iau.uni-frankfurt.de.


Ulrich Achatz
Professor, Theory of Atmospheric Dynamics and Climate
Institut fuer Atmosphaere und Umwelt
Goethe-Universitaet Frankfurt
Altenhoeferallee 1
60438 Frankfurt am Main

Tel: +49-69-798-40243
Fax: +49-69-798-40264
URL: http://www2.uni-frankfurt.de/43754014/Ulrich-Achatz


Prof. Dr. Ulrich Achatz
Theorie der Atmosphärischen Dynamik und des Klimas
Institut für Atmosphäre und Umwelt
Goethe-Universität Frankfurt
Altenhöferallee 1
60438 Frankfurt am Main

Tel: 069-798-40243
Fax: 069-798-40264
URL: http://www2.uni-frankfurt.de/43754014/Ulrich-Achatz

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