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Academic Researcher; Akadem. Rat*Rätin auf Zeit (f/m/d) in Hydrology

The Chair of Environmental Hydrological Systems at the Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources of the University of Freiburg invites applications for a Academic Researcher; Akadem. Rat*Rätin auf Zeit (f/m/d) in Hydrology
  • Application deadline: 22.07.2022
  • Publication date: 22.06.2022
  • Start-date: 01.11.2022
  • Fulltime position
  • Id no.: 00002335


The full-time position is open for a period of three years with possibility of a three-year renewal. The position provides the opportunity to obtain a „habilitation“. Starting date is 1 Nov 2022 or earliest possible thereafter.

We seek a highly motivated young scientist with goals and ideas for independent research that complements and expands the current research at the Chair of Environmental Hydrological Systems. Analysis und modelling of hydrological systems under global change are specifically of interest. Targeted hydrological system boundaries may include the climate system, ecosystems, human systems (incl. risk or water resources management) among others. We expect an active involvement in the activities of the chair group. Teaching duties are 4 SWS (ca. 2 courses or one course with practical component per term and advising of Bachelor and Master theses) primarily within the BSc Environmental Sciences (minor: environmental hydrology) and the MSc Hydrology.

We offer an inspiring work environment within a diverse group and many third-party funded projects. The group relies on a wide network internationally, nationally and within the Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources. It provides an excellent environment and support to develop an independent research profile and qualification for a scientific career. Further information about the group and faculty can be found via

Prerequisite for the position is a completed doctoral degree (PhD or equiv.), possibly some first postdoctoral experience. A university degree in hydrology, environmental sciences, geosciences, geoecology or related disciplines would be an ideal background for the position's teaching duties. Applicants are expected to have demonstrated their ability to work in science by high-level publications in hydrology or environmental sciences. Excellent English is a must; German language skills will be required for daily life and teaching of undergraduate courses in German will be expected after ca. one year. Candidates are expected to be independent, flexible, willing and able to work in a team, and should have demonstrated organisational skills. The University of Freiburg is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates with severe disabilities will be given preferential consideration in case of equal qualification.

Applications should be sent as a single pdf file containing the cover letter and statement of research interests (max 2 pages), curriculum vitae, teaching experience, publication list and examples and the names and contact details of at least two references.  Please contact us by email for inquiries and application.

The salary will be determined in accordance with A13..

We are particularly pleased to receive applications from women for the position advertised here.


Please send your application including supporting documents mentioned above citing the reference number 00002335, by 22.07.2022 at the latest. Please send your application to the following address in written or electronic form:

Prof. Dr. Kerstin Stahl
Professur für Umwelthydrosysteme
Universität Freiburg
Friedrichstraße 39,
D-79098 Freiburg or

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Kerstin Stahl on the phone number +49 761 203-3532 or E-Mail