Full Professorship (W3) for Remote Sensing of the Polar Regions at AWI Bremerhaven

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Full Professorship (W3) for Remote Sensing of the Polar Regions at AWI Bremerhaven

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Full Professorship (W3) for Remote Sensing of the Polar Regions


The University of Bremen, Faculty Physics and Electrical Engineering, in a joint appointment procedure with the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) in Bremerhaven, member of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres, invites applications for a

Full Professorship (W3) for Remote Sensing of the Polar Regions.

The Alfred Wegener Institute is an internationally recognised centre for polar and marine research and makes significant contributions to earth system and climate research in polar regions and coastal waters. Its work is aimed at identifying past and future changes in the global environment from a marine and polar perspective. AWI provides excellent conditions for research and operates two aircrafts used for remote sensing of both polar regions.

We are searching for a person with an outstanding scientific qualification in the field of remote sensing with a special application to the cryosphere. The research competence should focus on measuring methods and data interpretation with regard to the variability and dynamics especially of ice shields. The holder of the position is supposed to be experienced in interacting with space agencies and be interested in CAL/VAL activities of current and future missions.

The professorship is located in the Climate Science Division at the AWI and is supposed to strengthen the collaboration of all remote sensing activities in the field of land ice masses, ocean, sea ice and permafrost regions as well as the relation to the modeling sections at the AWI. The position requires interdisciplinary cooperation with scientists from other research divisions of the AWI as well as from the Institute of Environmental Physics (especially the sea ice remote sensing group) and the Center for Marine Environmental Sciences (MARUM) at the University of Bremen. Teaching obligations amount to two hours per week at the University of Bremen in the physics degree course, with a focus on Environmental Physics, and in the master degree course in Environmental Physics. The willingness to participate in long expeditions (several months) as well as didactic competence is expected.

The following qualifications are required: a completed university education in geophysics, meteorology, oceanography or physics; an outstanding corresponding PhD as well as other scientific achievements that are excellent when compared internationally; experience in planning and managing expeditions, in managerial functions, in external fund raising and in teaching.

AWI and the University of Bremen are Equal Opportunity Employers and strongly encourage applications from women and individuals with disabilities. AWI and the University of Bremen are supportive of the needs of dual-career couples and committed to promoting the work-life balance of their staff.

Please forward your application, preferably via email (one PDF file), by May 11th 2012 under reference number 25/G/PROF to:

<a href="javascript:linkTo_UnCryptMailto('nbjmup+bqqmjdbujpot/qspgAbxj/ef');">applications.prof(at)awi.de

Professor Dr. Karin Lochte, Director
Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research
P.O. Box 12 01 61, 27515 Bremerhaven/ Germany


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