Assistant Professorship in Energy Meteorology (W1), with tenure track (W2)

University of Cologne, Germany
Closing date: 28 April 2024

The Institute for Geophysics & Meteorology (IGMK) of University of Cologne, Germany, invites applications for an Assistant Professorship in Energy Meteorology (W1), with tenure track (W2).

Your Tasks

  • Represent the field of energy meteorology within the Department of Geosciences and contribute to research, teaching and academic administration of the Faculty
  • Involvement in the Hans-Ertel-Centre for Weather Research (HErZ) with the German Weather Service (DWD) and the Center for Earth System Observations and Computational Analysis (CESOC)
  • Collaboration with the Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences regarding the integration of meteorological impact in advanced energy models like grid models or energy market models
  • Possible joining the Institute of Energy Economics (EWI) on a part-time basis
  • Teaching connected to the research field of energy meteorology in addition to basic meteorological modules

Your Profile

  • Highly motivated candidate with a background in meteorology, physics or similar disciplines
  • Experience in basic or applied research related to highly variable renewable energy sources, i.e., solar and wind energy
  • Possible research topics include, but are not limited to, forecasting of renewable energies on various scales, characterizing variability in a changing climate, extreme events
  • Use of state-of-the-art observations and/or complex modelling in connection with high-performance computing is advantageous
  • Very good academic track record for the career stage and (inter-) national recognition
  • Interest in interdisciplinary research is expected and first experience in acquiring funding and teaching is desirable

The University of Cologne provides a stimulating academic environment with a wide range of career development opportunities as well as support services for dual career couples and family-friendly working conditions.
The position (of a Juniorprofessorin / Juniorprofessor) is available at the earliest possible date.

For questions contact Prof. Crewell, Institute for Geophysics and Meteorology,

Please submit your application (without a photo), in English, via the University of Cologne’s Academic Job Portal by April 28, 2024. Your application should be addressed to the Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences.