Professorship for Isotope Geochemistry

The Faculty of Chemistry, Pharmacy and Geosciences of the University of Mainz has an opening for a Professor of Isotope Geochemistry from 1st October 2011 or as soon as possible afterwards.

The ideal candidate will be based in the Institute of Geosciences and will have his/her research interests centred on geochemical aspects of geological processes at the Earth's surface and/or palaeoclimate, and teaching interests in geology and isotope geochemistry. An active interest and engagement in the University's "Geocycles" research centre ( is expected. This promotes interdisciplinary activities and focuses on comparing Earth and climate processes with and without anthropogenic influence. Existing groups would benefit particularly from analytical research in ICP mass spectrometry and non-traditional stable isotope systems.
The successful candidate will have a PhD and a “Habilitation” or comparable scientific qualifications. The Johannes Gutenberg-University is an equal opportunity employer with a policy of increasing the proportion of women in research and teaching. The appointment on the W2 salary scale is negotiable according to qualifications and experience.
The application should include a statement of main research interests as well as copies of the three most important publications. Applications are due by the 30th September 2010 addressed to the Dean of Faculty 09, Chemistry, Pharmacy and Geosciences, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, 55099 Mainz, Germany.

Enquiries can be made to Prof. Stephen Foley, Head, Institute of Geosceinces, at