Chair (W2) of Urban Geography

Dresden, Sachsen (DE)
04 Jun 2020
End of advertisement period
31 Jul 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

At TU Dresden, Faculty of Environmental Sciences, Department of Geosciences, the Institute of Geography, invites applications for the

Chair (W2) of Urban Geography

to be filled at the earliest possible date.

You will develop and represent the subject area in research and teaching. Your research areas focus on social geography, urban areas and urban-rural relationships. Scientific issues comprise in particular diverging interests and conflicts of use in urban spaces, covering the urban and rural settings, their specifics and their interrelations. Social und technological effects, conflicts und stakeholder-oriented strategies (i.e. in the context of social and technological infrastructure, smart cities and selective growth and shrinking conditions) are of particular interest. We expect your willingness to participate in interdisciplinary research collaborations, in particular with the chairs of the Faculty of Environmental Sciences, the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, the International Institute (IHI) Zittau, the Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER), the Center for Advanced Water Research (CAWR), the Dresden-based UNU Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources of the United Nations University (UNU-FLORES) and other non-university research institutions, administrative bodies and planning practices.

We expect you to perform teaching tasks in the geography teacher training programme and in the geography bachelor and master programmes, comprehensively covering urban geography, including didactics courses. The capability to teach in German is an obligatory requirement for the teacher training. Additionally, we wish for your active participation in academic selfadministration and in teaching courses in related degree programmes as well as for your willingness and capability to teach in English. In academic selfadministration, we particularly ask for your sound support with the organisation and implementation of the teacher training in geography.

We are looking for a scientist with a proven international track record with interdisciplinary and global networks as well as experience in securing research grants from third parties. We place particular emphasis on an outstanding record of scientific publications and activities on a national and an international level. Besides, we assume a special aptitude for scientific work and outstanding didactic skills. We are looking forward to receiving applications that fulfil the employment qualification requirements of § 58 of the Act on the Autonomy of Institutions of Higher Education in the Free State of Saxony (SächsHSFG).

For further information please contact the Dean of the Faculty of Environmental Sciences, Prof. Dr. Lars Bernard, Tel. +49 351 463-35880; Email:

TU Dresden seeks to employ more female professors. Hence, we particularly encourage women to apply. Applications from candidates with disabilities or those requiring additional support are very welcome. The university is a certified family-friendly university and offers a Dual Career Service. If you have any questions about these topics, please contact the Equal Opportunities Officer of the Faculty of Environmental Sciences (apl. Prof. Dr. forest. habil. Doris Krabel, +49 351 463-31857) or the Representative of Employees with Disabilities (Mr Roberto Lemmrich, +49 351 463-33175).

Please submit your application including a CV in tabular form, a description of your scientific career, a list of lists of third-party funding initiated and received, teaching activities and teaching evaluation results of the last three years, a description of your future research and teaching concept, a list of publications and a certified copy of the certificate of your highest academic degree as hard copy to TU Dresden, Dekan der Fakultät Umweltwissenschaften, Herrn Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Lars Bernard, Helmholtzstr. 10, 01069 Dresden, Germany and in electronic form via the TU Dresden SecureMail Portal by sending it as one single PDF-document to Application deadline is 31.07.2020 (stamped arrival date of the university central mail service applies).

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