Job posting: Professor of Geography (W3) specialized in Applied Urban and Regional Research

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published on 16/09/2022

Candidates should have a research background in urban and regional development, including a focus on governance research and societal change, documented by a broad portfolio, proven by relevant international publications. In addition to theoretical and conceptual expertise, the position requires contributions to applied research. Candidates should have a comprehensive teaching background in human geography, specifically including courses on spatial planning and applied geography issues in Germany and the region.

The position entails administrative responsibilities for Geography degree programs and requires teaching in both German and English. Candidates are expected to have excellent didactic skills and a passion for teaching. The position further requires involvement at all levels of academic self-administration. Cooperation within the Department, with the Federal Institute for Construction, Urban and Regional Planning (BBSR) and within the University’s Transdisciplinary Research Areas (particularly Innovation and Technology for Sustainable Futures) is of especial importance. Experience in acquiring and coordinating third-party funded projects is required. Collaboration as a member of interdisciplinary networks on issues of sustainable urban and regional development is expected.

Candidates must hold a post-doctoral Habilitation or equivalent qualifications as a prerequisite for hiring. Conditions of employment are in accordance with § 36 of the Higher Education Act of North Rhine-Westphalia (HG NRW). The University of Bonn is committed to diversity and equal opportunity. As a certified familyfriendly employer, the University offers Dual Career services, seeking furthermore to increase female representation in staffing areas where women are underrepresented and provide special career support.

Accordingly, the University of Bonn expressly encourages qualified women to apply. Applications will be handled in accordance with the NRW State Gender Equality Act. Applications from qualified candidates with a certified severe disability or equivalent status are especially welcomed. To apply, please submit your documents (curriculum vitae, professional career outline, teaching experience outline with teaching evaluation results, teaching portfolio, research projects, list of publications with copies of your five most important publications, copies of university transcripts/certificates and diplomas) and a research and teaching concept by the deadline 10/31/2022 to: Fachgruppe Erdwissenschaften der Math.-Nat. Fakultät der Universität Bonn, Meckenheimer Allee 176, 53115 Bonn, Germany.

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