Open Topic Chair of (W2) in Hydro Sciences

Dresden, Sachsen (DE)
20 Oct 2020
End of advertisement period
18 Jan 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

At TU Dresden, the Faculty of Environmental Sciences, Department of Hydro Sciences invites applications for an

Open Topic Chair of (W2) in Hydro Sciences

to be filled at the earliest possible date.

We are looking for a candidate with a scientifically proven track record to cover a self-defined, innovative field of Hydro Sciences in research and teaching.

Essential performance criterion is a teaching and research concept of high quality that should be based on and complement the existing structures of the faculty and the department. The denomination of the chair will be adapted according to the profile of the successful candidate. Your teaching tasks focus on courses in the university’s bachelor, master and PhD programmes of the Department of Hydro Sciences and include courses in English.

We wish for an outstanding international researcher who will complement and strengthen existing research priorities in the field of hydro sciences. We pay special attention to your capability for interdisciplinary co-operation within the emerging field Water Research according to TU Dresden’s Excellence Strategy, with the Center for Advanced Water Research (CAWR) and with regard to the connectivity with joint research projects. A convincing teaching and research concept is an essential part of your application. We also ask you to document your record of publications, your experience in acquiring third-party funding and in research transfer as well as your capability to engage in interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary collaboration. Your focus may be either on basic or applied research, in both cases we ask you to adequately prove your ability to acquire DGF funding or similar. We presume an excellent aptitude for scientific work as well as outstanding didactic skills.

Applicants must 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 scientific questions, please contact the head of the appointment committee, Prof. Dr. sc. techn. habil. Hans-Gerd Maas, Tel. +49 351 463-32859; 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 35203 38-31857) 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 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, copies of your five most important publications as well as a certified copy of the certificate of your highest academic degree in hard copy to TU Dresden, Dekan der Fakultät Umweltwissenschaften, Herrn Prof. Dr. sc. techn. habil. Hans-Gerd Maas, Helmholtzstr. 10, 01069 Dresden, Germany and in electronic form via the TU Dresden SecureMail Portal by sending one single PDF-document to Application deadline is 04.01.2021 (stamped arrival date of the university central mail service applies).

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