Researcher with Tenure-Track to Senior Researcher (f/m/d) in Sedimentary Systems

University of Bremen


As part of the establishment of predictable and transparent academic career paths in addition to professorships at the University of Bremen, the Faculty of Geosciences seeks candidates to appoint a full-time position of


Researcher with Tenure-Track to Senior Researcher (f/m/d)


Sedimentary Systems


Advertisement number LK 214/19


The Department of Geosciences at the University of Bremen is an internationally established research and teaching institution. It covers the entire spectrum of modern geosciences, offers four application- and research-oriented and internationally directed courses (BSc and MSc) and maintains close scientific cooperation with non-university research institutions. In conjunction with the Research Faculty MARUM, Bremen is an internationally leading research location in the field of marine sciences. As part of the reorientation of the Sedimentology Division, we are looking for a junior scientist who is keen to develop an independent research profile in the field of sedimentary system analysis and at the same time contribute to and further develop our cooperation network. Infrastructure and equipment will be made available for this purpose.

The tasks include:

  • Independent research in one or more of the fields of sedimentology: e.g. sedimentary processes, basin analysis, facies analysis, coastal dynamics, applied sedimentology. The research can be carried out in carbonate and/or clastic systems; a connection to our marine focus is desirable.
  • Development and implementation of own research projects, including the acquisition of third-party funds as well as the supervision and support of young scientists.
  • Independent teaching in BSc and MSc courses in German and English
  • Independent realisation of field courses (excursions, mapping courses and field internships)
  • Participation in academic self-government.

Your qualifications (recruitment requirements):

  • Outstanding doctorate in geosciences completed no longer than 5 years prior to application
  • Further record of scientific achievements (e.g. publications, third-party funding)
  • First experience in academic teaching, including field training

The appointment is initially for a period of four years (remuneration group 14 TV-L). The employment is regulated by the Act of Academic Fixed-Term Contract (WissZeitVG). Therefore, candidates may only be considered for appointment if they still have the respective qualification periods available in accordance with §2 (1) WissZeitVG. Pending on a positive performance evaluation, the position may be tenured as a senior researcher (f/m/d) (remuneration group 15 TV-L). The candidate will be able to carry out research and scientific teaching independently within the framework of the Bremen Higher Education Act (§ 24). The teaching obligation is governed by the Ordinance on the Obligation to Teach and the Proof of Teaching and amounts to four hours in the function as researcher and nine hours in the function as senior researcher. Further information on these new career paths for academics at the University of Bremen can be found at


The University of Bremen offers a range of measures to support newly hired staff. These include advice through the Welcome Center, child-care facilities, dual-career assistance and opportunities for further professional development, including language tuition.


The University is committed to equal opportunities and anti-discrimination. It welcomes applications from candidates of all nationalities and citizenships.


The University has received multiple awards for its gender equality policy and is certified as a family-friendly university. Female candidates are explicitly encouraged to apply. Applications from handicapped candidates will be given priority in case of equivalent qualification.


Applications should be submitted in English and include a letter of motivation, a curriculum vitae with a list of publications, research and teaching concepts and copies of educational certificates. Applications must be submitted by 10 October 2019 and identified by the reference number LK 214/19 – preferably in electronic form (as a single PDF file) – to the following address:


Universität Bremen

Fachbereich 05 Geowissenschaften


Klagenfurter Str. 2-4

28359 Bremen


or by mail to:


Enquiries prior to application may be directed to the dean, Prof. Michal Kucera:

Further information about the University of Bremen, the Faculty of Geosciences and the MARUM is available through:, and

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