45,000 students, 8,000 employees in teaching, research and administration, all working together to shape perspectives for the future – that is the University of Münster. Embedded in the vibrant atmosphere of Münster with its high standard of living, the University’s diverse research profile and attractive study programmes draw students and researchers throughout Germany and from around the world.

The Institute of Geoinformatics at the Faculty of Geosciences of the University of Münster, Germany, is
seeking to fill the position of an


Innovation Manager
Wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in
(salary level E 13 TV-L, 100%)


at 100% of the regular working hours per week (currently 39 hours 50 minutes). This permanent position
is set to commence on 1 April 2024. Full-time employees are required to teach eight hours per week during the semester.

We are looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to work towards ensuring that the Institute
of Geoinformatics can continue to work on Institute-wide innovations. Activities will include supporting the Institute in developing ideas and writing proposals for research grants, typically involving more than one research group, e.g. for funded graduate programmes such as international training networks, Erasmus Mundus programmes, graduate school scholarship programmes, and European, national or local collaborative programmes. Another task is to search for new research opportunities.

Your tasks:

  • Management of interdisciplinary and international consortia and training programmes
  • Identification, organisation and management of (potentially large) funding activities such as
    European projects and Erasmus Mundus programmes
  • Teaching support at our Institute, especially in interdisciplinary programmes such as Erasmus
    Mundus and graduate teaching programmes.


Our expectations:

  • A completed PhD in geoinformatics, spatial data science, computer science, or a similar scientific
    field of study is required.
  • An excellent command of written and spoken English is required.
  • Demonstrated experience in teaching and student supervision is required.
  • Experience in writing proposals for external funding (e.g. DFG or EU) would be advantageous.
  • Demonstrated experience in academic self-organisation would be welcomed.
  • Motivation to collaborate with the Institute’s leaders, willingness to learn about and explore new
    research directions, help develop innovative research programmes or new teaching programmes,
    and manage the development of collaborative proposals with the Institute’s leaders and external
  • Excellent soft skills such as the ability to work in a team, management skills, communication skills, (self-)organisational skills and the ability to work independently are required.


The University of Münster strongly supports equal opportunity and diversity. We welcome all applicants
regardless of sex, nationality, ethnic or social background, religion or worldview, disability, age, sexual
orientation or gender identity. We are committed to creating family-friendly working conditions. Part-time
options are generally available.

We actively encourage applications by women. Women with equivalent qualifications and
academic achievements will be preferentially considered unless these are outweighed by reasons which necessitate the selection of another candidate.

If you have any questions, please contact Prof. Dr. Christian Kray (

Are you interested? Then we look forward to hearing from you!
Please submit your application – including a cover letter, CV, and copies of degree certificates – as one pdf file(max. 10 MB) by e-mail to by 15 March 2024, referencenumber: 2024_02_23. Please note that we cannot process or consider other file formats.