Lecturer and Research Associate



Dr. Stefan Back


+49 241 8093617



Geological Institute

Our profile

The Geological Institute at RWTH Aachen University provides basic and advanced teaching in the courses "Applied Geosciences (BSc/MSc)", Georesources Management (BSc/MSc)" and "Applied Geophysics (MSc)". Research at the Geological Institute focuses on reservoir geology, sedimentology (clastics, carbonates, evaporites) seismic interpretation and geological modelling. The institute currently hosts ca. 25 permanent academic staff, post-doctoral and guest researchers, PhD students, technical staff and adminstrative personel. The Geological Institute is constantly involved in national und international research projects.

Your profile

We seek applicants with a MSc degree in geosciences and a PhD in geology. We are interested in candidates accomplished in sedimentological, tectonic or applied geophysical research, and first academic teaching experience. The successful candidate will complement the teaching and research portfolio of the Geological Institute, for example in clastic sedimentology, carbonate sedimentology, evaporites, reservoir geology, tectonics and sedimentation or geological modelling.

The candidate should provide a research statement (1 page) for 3 years, which will be an essential part of the application.

Your responsibilities

- Planning, acquisition and implementation of third-party funded research.

- Preparation and teaching of BSc und MSc courses in general geology and sedimentology (e.g. introduction to rocks, sedimentology, facies environments, field classes, excursions) in German (BSc) und English (MSc). The teaching load per week is 4 hours (60 hours per semester).

Applicants will be assessed primarily on scientific merits, but teaching experience, team spirit and the ability to attract external funding are also considered.

What we offer

The successful candidate will be employed as a public servant.
The position is to be filled 01.04.2018 until 3 years. It is planned to extend the position to 6 years.
This is a full-time position.
Applicants must have a doctorate/Ph.D. or equivalent.
The salary corresponds to level TV-L.

RWTH Aachen University is certified as a Family-Friendly University.
We particularly welcome and encourage applications from women, disabled persons and ethnic minority groups, recognizing they are underrepresented across RWTH Aachen University.
The principles of fair and open competition apply and appointments will be made on merit.

Application deadline:26.01.2018
Mailing Address:Geological Institute
RWTH Aachen University
Wüllnerstr. 2
Prof. P.A. Kukla
52072 Aachen - Germany
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