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Professor in Marine Chemistry - University of Bremen and AWI - Bremen (Germany)

The professorship will be focusing on chemical processes in marine systems. It will be situated within an interdisciplinary network of excellence in marine sciences, encompassing the University of Bremen with its faculties in Biology/Chemistry and Geosciences and the MARUM Center for Marine Environmental Sciences together with the Alfred-Wegener-Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, the Max Planck Institute of Marine Microbiology, the Leibniz-Center for Tropical Marine Ecology, and the Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment (ICBM) at the Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg. This network offers outstanding opportunities for access to a state-of-the-art infrastructures of analytical instrumentation, research vessels and underwater technology; within this excellent setting the successful candidate will provide innovative research impulses and initiate new projects in marine chemistry or chemical oceanography that will lead to a profound understanding of the interactions between (geo)chemical and biological processes in marine environments. The position is one of six interdisciplinary bridge professorships within the framework of the “Excellence Initiative” at the University of Bremen. The professorship is associated with the Faculty 2 (Biology/Chemistry) and will focus on key research questions in the marine sciences that will be addressed employing cutting-edge techniques.
Candidates should be renowned for their scientific expertise in marine chemistry or chemical oceanography, excellence in research, and demonstrated research leadership. Successful experience in interdisciplinary projects with biologists and/or geoscientists is required. Demonstrated success and strong potential in the acquisition of externally funded projects is important.
Prerequisites for an appointment are a pertinent doctoral degree, an outstanding record of scientific achievements, and international visibility. Successful applicants are expected to teach marine chemistry and general chemistry courses at the Bachelor and Master level. Applicants must be able to teach in English and are expected to have acquired teaching skills in German within 2 to 3 years.
We expect willingness in cooperating with other research areas within and outside the University of Bremen, and acquiring third-party funds as well as openness to innovations in teaching methods. Experience with media-supported forms of teaching is desirable.
The University of Bremen has received a number of awards for its diversity policies and offers a family friendly working environment. We strive to increase the number of female researchers and particularly solicit applications from qualified female candidates. International applications are explicitly welcome. Persons with disabilities will, with appropriate qualifications and aptitudes, be employed preferentially.

Informal inquiries to the position can be directed to the dean of the Faculty 2 (Biology/Chemistry), Prof. Dr. Thomas S. Hoffmeister, e-mail
Applications, including a curriculum vitae, qualifying documentation (publications, evidence of external funding, teaching experience) and a short research and teaching plan (maximum of 4 pages for both) should be submitted – preferentially by e-mail in a single PDF file – to the address below. Closing date is April 15, 2013.

The postal address for all applications is
University of Bremen
Faculty 2 (Biology/Chemistry)
the Dean’s Office
Leobener Str. NW2
28359 Bremen


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