Assistant professorship in seismology

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences (Geophysics Section) at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich, Germany, is seeking applications from enthusiastic young researchers for a position at the level of assistant professorship in seismology.

This position is non-tenured and can be held up to 6 years. On successful completion of a “habilitation” a prolongation for a further 4 years is possible. The successful candidate is expected to hold a Ph.D. in Earth or related sciences with experience in seismological research, to develop his/her own research profile and cooperate with and/or complement the ongoing Earth Science activities. These include the development of forward modelling and inversion tools for seismic wave propagation, all aspects of rotational motions (wavefield gradients in general) in seismology, seismic hazard, earthquake physics, geodynamics, volcanology and others. The successful candidate is expected to supervise graduate students and teach courses in basic seismology (4 hr/week teaching obligation during term time). Munich Geophysics runs a seismic network in Bavaria with a special focus on the study of externally forced swarmquakes, and induced seismicity, hosts the worldwide unique ROMY ring laser, and has a pool of portable rotation sensors. The Department has a powerful Linux-cluster (partly equipped with gpus) and access to local supercomputer facilities. More information can be found at Complete applications must include a statement of research interests (max 2 pages), CV, and names and addresses of three referees. Deadline for applications is August 15, 2022. Later applications may be considered until the position is filled. Applications should be sent to: Prof. Dr. Heiner Igel, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Theresienstrasse 41, 80333 Munich, Germany, e-mail: