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Institution Faculty of Geosciences - Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences , Geophysics
Remuneration group BesGr A13
Full-time / Part-time Full-time (100%)
Start date As soon as possible
Application deadline 2022-08-15

About us:

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences (Geophysics ) at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich, Germany, is seeking applications from enthusiastic young researchers for a position at the level of assistant professorship in seismology.

We are looking for you:

Professor Assistent (m/f/x)

in Munich

Your tasks and responsibilities:

This position is non-tenured and can be held up to six years. On successful completion of a “habilitation” a prolongation for a further four years is possible. The successful candidate is expected to hold a Ph.D. in Earth or related sciences with experience in seismological research, to develop his/her own research profile and cooperate with and/or complement the ongoing Earth Science activities.
These include the development of forward modelling and inversion tools for seismic wave propagation, all aspects of rotational motions (wavefield gradients in general) in seismology, seismic hazard, earthquake physics, geodynamics, volcanology and others

Your qualifications:

The successful candidate is expected to supervise graduate students and teach courses in basic seismology (5 hrs/week teaching obligation during term time). Munich Geophysics runs a seismic network in Bavaria with a special focus on the study of externally forced swarmquakes, and induced seismicity, hosts the worldwide unique ROMY ring laser, and has a pool of portable rotation sensors. The Department has a powerful Linux-cluster (partly equipped with gpus) and access to local supercomputer facilities. More information can be found at


Our workplace is centrally located in Munich and is very easy to reach by public transport. Our team welcomes new members and we offer you a dynamic, international and academically stimulating environment. LMU Munich is an equal opportunity employer and committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty. We encourage female candidates to apply.

Also possible in a part-time capacity.

People with disabilities who are equally as qualified as other applicants will receive preferential treatment.


Complete applications must include a statement of research interests (max two pages), CV, and names and addresses of three referees. Deadline for applications is August 15, 2022. Later applications may be considered until the position is filled. Applications should be sent to:
Prof. Dr. Heiner Igel
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Theresienstrasse 41
80333 Munich, Germany

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