University professorship/department head on "Planerary science with focus on extrasolar planets"
The Technische Universitaet Berlin, Faculty II Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics, and the German Aerospace Center (DLR) jointly call for applications for a position of a University Professor for the field of Planetary Physics with focus on extrasolar planets as a joint position (Berliner Modell).
The position includes the role of head of the department Extrasolar Planets and Atmospheres at the DLR Institute for Planetary Research, Berlin-Adlershof. The holder of the position represents the area of Planetary Physics with focus on extrasolar planets in teaching at the Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics at TU Berlin. The regular teaching obligation is 2 course hours per week. Working at the DLR fulfils the obligation for research at TU Berlin.
The Institute for Planetary Research engages in the exploration of planets, moons and small bodies in our solar system. Main focus are scientific questions about the formation and development as well as the habitability of planets and moons. The Institute participates in international scientific satellite missions of ESA, NASA and JAXA (amongst others the missions BepiColombo, CHEOPS, Comet Interceptor, ExoMars, JUICE, MMX, PLATO).
In the future this position shall strengthen in particular the connection between the characterization of extrasolar planets and planet populations with the knowledge about planetary evolution processes and small bodies in the solar system.
The application deadline is March 18th, 2021.
The job advertisement, the requirements, and details on how to apply can be found in