Professorship (W3) of Dynamics of Sustainable Development

Position Number: 31797

The following vacancy is to be filled:

Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science as of now

Professorship (W3) of Dynamics of Sustainable Development

We are seeking an exceptionally qualified scientist who is both a researcher and teacher in the subject area. The main focus of specialisation is the spatial and temporal dynamics of sustainable development in geographical areas undergoing global changes at the landscape to regional level.

The position moreover requires that the candidate is qualified in the (further)
development of one or more of the following methods of analysis and simulation of social-ecological systems:
(1) spatio-temporal modelling of human-environment interactions and ecosystem processes,
(2) model-based analysis of decision-making processes, including preparation and effects, e. g., using agent-based or agent-oriented approaches,
(3) innovative techniques of remote sensing and geospatial data analysis.

Successful candidates will have demonstrated success in acquiring external research funding as well as experience in internationally networked research collaboration, including joint projects. They are also expected to possess a high degree of readiness with regard to initiating interdisciplinary research projects.
The focus of the teaching assignments will depend on the candidate’s competency profile in relation to his or her environment-related bachelor or master studies at the University of Kassel.

The professorship is tied to the scientific direction of the Center for Environmental Systems Research (CESR) at the University of Kassel. Additional information on CESR and the abovementioned professorship can be found at

The employment and performance requirements apply pursuant to §§ 61, 62 of the Higher Education Act of Hessen. The candidate is expected to have completed his or her habilitation or attained the equivalent in scientific achievements.

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Andreas Ernst, Tel.: 0561/804-6113, -6110, E-Mail:

Application 06.12.2018

The Universität Kassel is highly interested in its employees’ professional satisfaction. Therefore, its Dual Career Service and its Family Welcome Service aim to promote the balance between partnerships, families and professional development. Among the strategic goals of the Universität Kassel is to considerably increase the proportion of women in research and teaching. Therefore, applications from women are especially desired. Applicants with disabilities, who are equally qualified and suitable, will receive preference. Applications can be sent, with reference number, in electronic form to the President of the Universität Kassel, D-34109 Kassel or to In the event of any differences between the German and English versions of this call for application, the German wording is legally binding.