Chair for climate resilience of human-made ecosystems

The Institute of Geography within the Faculty of Applied Computer Sciences at Augsburg University invites applications for a position as


University professor for climate resilience of human-made ecosystems (m/f/d)

(permanent position, level W3, anticipated for fall 2021).


to be filled as soon as possible in a permanent position.


The University of Augsburg is looking for candidates with an excellent and internationally visible record in research and teaching. This includes above-average successful acquisitions of third-party funds. Candidates should be internationally recognized in the field of resilience, climate impact and climate adaptation research, preferably with a focus on agricultural or forest ecosystems.


The professorship should contribute significantly to the upcoming strategic center for climate resilience at the Augsburg University. The willingness to conduct interdisciplinary research in the field of climate resilience as well as the establishment and continuation of existing cross-faculty cooperation, e.g. with the ‘Wissenschaftszentrum Umwelt (WZU)‘, is expected.


The tasks of the professorship include the active representation of human-environment research in teaching (including in digital format) at the Institute of Geography. Enthusiasm to actively participate in shaping the BSc, MSc and teacher training courses at the institute and participation in academic self-administration is required.


Requirements for the employment are a relevant university degree, pedagogical aptitude, the ability to do scientific work, which is usually verified by a doctorate, as well as the habilitation or proof of equivalent scientific relevant achievements, which may also have been achieved in the context of a junior professorship or outside academia.

An appointment to the civil service may only be made until the age of 52 (Art. 10 Abs. 3 Satz 2 BayHSchPG). Exceptions are only possible in exceptional cases.


Augsburg University especially welcomes applications from qualified women as it is committed to increasing their representation in the professorial ranks. In case of questions concerning gender equality, please consult with the women's representative of the Faculty of Applied Computer Sciences:


In the case of equally qualified candidates, applicants with disabilities will be given preference.

The application package should include a research and teaching concept, an academic curriculum vitae including academic references, academic certificates, a list of publications and successful third-party funding projects. Applications should be submitted by


31. March 2021


in electronic form to the Dean of the Faculty of Applied Computer Sciences, University of Augsburg, Germany. Please send your application in pdf-format (as one file) to

For additional information in regards to this announcement, please contact Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Buermann (


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