Full Professorship (W3) of Physical Geography and Nexus-Research (Chair)

Munich (Stadt), Bayern (DE)
03 Dec 2020
End of advertisement period
31 Jan 2021
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Geography
Contract Type
Full Time

As one of Europe‘s leading research universities, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) in Munich is committed to the highest international standards of excellence in research and teaching. Building on its more than 500-year-long tradition, it offers a broad spectrum that covers all areas of knowledge within its 18 Faculties, ranging from the humanities, law, economics and social sciences, to medicine and the natural sciences.

The Faculty of Geosciences invites applications for a

Full Professorship (W3) of Physical Geography and Nexus-Research

commencing on October 1, 2021.

LMU Munich’s Department of Geography plays the leading role in Germany in research and teaching in the field of Geography of Sustainability. In order to complement its scientific strengths in the fields of global change research, land-use dynamics, climate research, remote sensing, human-environment relations, and economic geography the department seeks an excellent scientific personality in the field of physical geography and nexus research. The specific profile of the W3 professorship is to investigate natural processes and their dynamics in the water-land-ecosystem nexus. Topics include research on the impacts of climate and land-use change on water and food security and the functionality of ecosystems and their services across spatial and temporal scales. Methodological foci can be in the areas of environmental monitoring and/or the integrated analysis and simulation of the water-food-ecosystems nexus from the perspective of physical geography.

The successful candidate is required to participate in teaching physical geography at all levels within our bachelor and master programs as well in our teacher education programs.  

Prerequisites for this position are a university degree, a doctoral degree or a comparable specific qualification, teaching skills at university level, excellent academic achievements and a productive and promising research program.

LMU Munich makes a point of providing newly appointed professors with various types of support, such as welcoming services and assistance for dual career couples.

LMU Munich is an equal opportunity employer. The University continues to be very successful in increasing the number of female faculty members and strongly encourages applications from female candidates. LMU Munich intends to enhance the diversity of its faculty members. Furthermore, disabled candidates with essentially equal qualifications will be given preference.

Please submit your application comprising a curriculum vitae, documentation of academic degrees and certificates as well as a list of publications to the Dean of the Faculty of Geosciences, Prof. Dr. Ralf Ludwig, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Luisenstraße 37, 80333 Munich, Germany, no later than 31st January 2021. Please submit your application online via