PhD-Position for research on climate and glacier variability in southernmost South America at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany

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PhD-Position for research on climate and glacier variability in southernmost South America at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany

Christoph Schneider-3

PhD-Position for research on climate and glacier variability in southernmost South America at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany

At Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (HU), the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Department of Geography, invites applications for a fully-funded PhD position (66% position, temporary for 4 years) from April 1st, 2018. Salary is according to German state wage agreement for scientific staff (E13 TV-L HU). After all social security and tax deductions annual net salary ranges between 22.000 and 24.000 EUR depending on social status.

The successful applicant will be expected to carry out her or his own dissertation research in the fields of recent and future climate variability and glacier change in southernmost South America. She or he will be engaged with climate and glacier modelling. She or he is further expected to join field work in Patagonia and Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego. It is expected that the candidate contributes to the maintenance of the field equipment of the working group. The position includes a teaching obligation of 2.5 hours per week during each winter and summer term’s lecturing period as well as further contribution to the overall assignments of the working group.

Applicants must hold a master degree in Geography or neighbouring fields with core area in either physical geography, environmental sciences, meteorology, physics, mathematics, computer sciences or similar fields. Experience with at least one programming language and excellent mastery of English in both written and oral form are required. Sufficient knowledge of German and Spanish language and experience in alpine glaciated landscapes are an advantage.

Closing date for applications is January 18th, 2018. With your application for job offer No. AN/242/17 please provide a motivation letter, curriculum vitae, copies of certificates and documents as well as information on any teaching experience, scientific publications and names of two referees. Please send your application to Prof. Dr. Christoph Schneider, Unter den Linden 6, D-10099 Berlin, Germany or email it as a PDF attachment to [hidden email].

HU is seeking to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching, and specifically encourages qualified applications from female candidates. Severely disabled applicants with equivalent qualifications will be given preferential consideration. Since we will not return your documents, please submit copies in the application.

Please visit the website www.hu-berlin.de/stellenangebote , which gives you access to the legally binding German version or use the following direct link

https://www.personalabteilung.hu-berlin.de/stellenausschreibungen/wissenschaftliche-r-mitarbeiter-in-mit-2-3-teilzeitbeschaeftigung-befristet-fuer-vorauss-4-jahre-e-13-tv-l-hu

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Prof. Dr. Christoph Schneider
Geschäftsführender Direktor / Managing Director 
Geographisches Institut / Geography Department

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Unter den Linden 6
D-10099 Berlin

Tel.     +49 30 2093 9411
Email    [hidden email]

Gebäudeadresse / Building Adress:
Rudower Chaussee 16
D-12489 Berlin-Adlershof

Web:             https://www.geographie.hu-berlin.de/de/Members/schneider_christoph
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