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Chair (W2) of Data Analytics for Earth System Sciences

Dresden, Sachsen (DE)
Closing date
28 Mar 2024

TUD Dresden University of Technology, as a University of Excellence, is one of the leading and most dynamic research institutions in the country. Founded in 1828, today it is a globally oriented, regionally anchored top university as it focuses on the grand challenges of the 21st century. It develops innovative solutions for the world's most pressing issues. In research and academic programs, the university unites the natural and engineering sciences with the humanities, social sciences and medicine. This wide range of disciplines is a special feature, facilitating interdisciplinarity and transfer of science to society. As a modern employer, it offers attractive working conditions to all employees in teaching, research, technology and administration. The goal is to promote and develop their individual abilities while empowering everyone to reach their full potential. TUD embodies a university culture that is characterized by cosmopolitanism, mutual appreciation, thriving innovation and active participation. For TUD diversity is an essential feature and a quality criterion of an excellent university. Accordingly, we welcome all applicants who would like to commit themselves, their achievements and productivity to the success of the whole institution.

At the Faculty of Environmental Sciences, the Department of Geosciences invites applications for the

Chair (W2) of Data Analytics for Earth System Sciences

in combination with the Head of the Department Research Data Analytics at the Center for Interdisciplinary Digital Sciences (CIDS) at TUD

to be filled at the earliest possible date.

The Faculty of Environmental Sciences unites forestry, geosciences and hydrosciences under one roof, which is unique in Germany. Overarching core topics are monitoring and modeling of the Earth system on global, regional and local scales as well as the sustainable development of the human habitat. The faculty’s interdisciplinary and international orientation creates great synergy potentials and diverse interfaces in research and teaching.

The CIDS, newly founded in 2021 as a central scientific institution at TUD and spanning all faculties, is a focal point for digital sciences with interfaces to all research fields of TUD and the DRESDEN-concept partners. Once fully established, more than 500 employees at CIDS will work on interdisciplinary scientific issues in the fields of high-performance computing, artificial intelligence, data, modeling and simulation, infrastructures, system integration, knowledge extraction and transfer, and numerous other digitization topics.

You (m/f/x) will represent the field of Data Analytics in research and teaching in the Faculty of Environmental Sciences. In teaching, you will specifically support the development and establishment of the Environmental Informatics study program and the further development of the Master's program in Geoinformation Technologies. You provide your teaching in German and English. You are engaged in the supervision of young scientists and in the academic self-administration.

At CIDS, you will establish the Department Research Data Analytics as the TUD-wide focal point for research work on data analytics in interdisciplinary research alliances and for further collaboration in the development of the National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI) and you will coordinate the support structures for research data management and data competencies at TUD, in Saxonian, national and international collaborations.

We are looking for you as a personality with an international scientific track record in the fields of data analytics focusing on the natural and earth system sciences, the development of research data infrastructures, and methods of research data management. You will develop innovative approaches and methods in these areas, also contributing your knowledge of Artificial Intelligence methods for data analysis. You have extensive experience in these areas through extensive publication activity in international peer-reviewed journals, the successful acquisition of third-party funding (in particular DFG, BMBF, EU and comparable), international networking and you are already active, for example, in the development of the NFDI, the EOSC of GAIA-X or comparable infrastructures. You have relevant teaching experience and experience in supervising young scientists. With regard to the leadership tasks associated with this position, we place great value on comprehensive management experience, especially in the leadership of large working groups.

We are looking for a dynamic, committed, responsible researcher with a high level of motivation and relevant research experience who can help shape the profile of our faculty and CIDS in a forward-looking way and also inspire our students in teaching. In addition to the general requirements, applicants must fulfill the appointment requirements of § 59 of the Institutions of Higher Education Act in the Free State of Saxony (SächsHSG).

For further questions, please contact the chair of the appointment committee (Prof. Alexandra Weitkamp, Tel. +49 351 463- 33600; E-Mail:

TUD strives to employ more women in academia and research. We therefore expressly encourage women to apply. The University is a certified family-friendly university and offers a Dual Career Service. We welcome applications from candidates with disabilities. If multiple candidates prove to be equally qualified, those with disabilities or with equivalent status pursuant to the German Social Code IX (SGB IX) will receive priority for employment. If you have any questions about these or related topics, please contact the Equal Opportunities Officer of the Faculty of Environmental Sciences (Ms. Mandy Arndt, +49 351 463-37521; e-mail: or the Representative of Employees with Disabilities (Mr. Roberto Lemmrich, phone: +49 351 463-33175; e-mail:

We look forward to receiving your application by March 28, 2024 (time stamp on the email server or the stamped arrival date of the University Central Mail Service of TUD applies).

Please attach the following documents to your letter of application: a letter of motivation, a curriculum vitae in table form, a description of your scientific career including information on the research projects you have funded, a list of publications and previous teaching and supervisory activities, a concept for the establishment of the Department of Research Data Analytics at the Center for Interdisciplinary Digital Sciences (CIDS) and a teaching concept as well as a copy of the certificate of the highest academic degree acquired.

We kindly ask you to submit your application by email. Please use the SecureMail Portal of TUD ( and send your documents in a single PDF document to: If you are applying by regular mail, please also attach your application documents in electronic form (CD or USB thumb drive) and send them to: TU Dresden, Fakultät Umweltwissenschaften, Dekan, Herrn Prof. Dr. Peter Krebs, Helmholtzstr. 10, 01069 Dresden, Germany.

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