Job Opportunity: Professor Position at the Institut für Planetologie

The Institut für Planetologie in the Faculty of Geosciences at the University of Münster, Germany, invites applications for a tenured position as a W3 Professor in Experimental and Analytical Planetology.

Applicants are expected to represent experimental and analytical planetology in both
research and teaching. We welcome applications from candidates from all fields of planetology, including micro/nano analytics of planetary materials, cosmochemistry, cosmic mineralogy, impact research, modeling of planetary processes and systems, and experimental research in planetology. Applications from candidates with previous involvement in space missions are particularly welcome.

The successful candidate will have an outstanding research record and a strong research
profile and will be expected to collaborate with other groups at the institute and within the faculty. The successful candidate will also have broad interests in planetology and experience in the application of analytical/experimental methodologies in research and teaching. We also expect active participation in the teaching of planetary and Earth sciences courses at BSc and MSc levels.

The successful candidate will have experience in the acquisition and management of external funds.

The prerequisites for the application are a doctoral degree in geosciences or natural sciences and academic credentials such as a Junior professorship (assistant professorship), a Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification), previous experience as an academic staff member at a university or non-university research institute, or in a research position in business, industry, administration or other relevant fields in Germany or abroad.

The University of Münster is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the proportion of senior women academics. Consequently, we actively encourage applications by women. Female candidates with equivalent qualifications and academic achievements will be preferentially considered within the framework of the legal possibilities.

The University of Münster is committed to employing more staff with disabilities. Candidates with recognized severe disabilities who have equivalent qualifications are given preference in hiring decisions.

Applications should be sent by email as a single PDF. The application must include a cover letter, CV, academic certificates, a publication list, a list of successfully raised funds, documentation of the teaching experience, and research and teaching statements.

Applications must be received by February 15, 2022, and should be sent to the Dean of
the Faculty:

Dean of the Faculty of Geosciences (FB 14)
Professor Dr. Norbert Hölzel
University of Münster
Heisenbergstr. 2
48149 Münster
Email: [email protected]

Further information concerning the Institut für Planetologie can be found at

Questions and requests for further information should be directed to Prof. Harald Hiesinger ([email protected]).