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W3-Professorship for General Entomology

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Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen

In a joint appointment process based on a cooperation agreement, the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Nutritional Sciences and Environmental Management of Justus Liebig University Giessen (JLU) and the Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung (SGN) in Frankfurt/Main invites applications for the position of a

W3-Professorship for General Entomology

at the earliest possible date. Reference is made to § 61 section 7 Hessisches Hochschulgesetz (HHG) and to conditions of employment based on § 62 HHG. Proficient knowledge of German is expected.

The successful candidate will be appointed as a university professor at the Justus-Liebig-University Giessen and granted leave by JLU to work as a leading scientist of the Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung in Frankfurt/Main. He/she is involved in teaching with two semester week hours and in the training of young scientists in the field of environmental sciences at the Justus-Liebig-University Giessen.

The successful candidate will be in charge of representing the area of general entomology in research and teaching, and of heading the Department of Terrestrial Zoology at the Senckenberg Research Institute and the Naturmuseum Frankfurt/Main.

We are looking for a personality that, thanks to its outstanding scientific qualifications, strengthens the competencies of the involved institutions in the mentioned field. The candidate strengthens the molecular and classical biodiversity research in insects at the SGN, in particular water insects. Experience with research in the field of systematics, population genetics, and molecular biodiversity of water insects is expected. Experiences in genomic biodiversity research, water ecology and/or applied research are desirable. Furthermore, several years of experience in the management of a larger research group/ research area as well as pertinent international publications in designated journals. Independent achievements in the acquisition of peer-reviewed projects by national and international sponsors are also expected (e.g. DFG, EU). Particularly, well-known scientists with international experience are addressed.

Justus Liebig University Giessen (JLU) and the Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung (SGN) aim to employ more women in academic research. We therefore particularly encourage female candidates to apply. JLU also pursues the goal at faculty leadership level of increased competence in dealing with gender and family-related issues. JLU is regarded as a family-friendly university. Applicants with children are very welcome. Applications from disabled people of equal aptitude will be given preference.

Please send your letter of application (no e-mails, please) with a CV and a documentation of your qualifications and teaching competence to: The President of Justus-Liebig University Giessen, Erwin-Stein-Gebaeude, Goethestrasse 58, 35390 Giessen, Germany, quoting the reference number 9-19/17. Applications must be received by September 28th, 2017 at the latest.

Candidates are strongly recommended to refer to our webpage on employment at and on application procedures at Please only submit copies of your application documents as they cannot be returned after the application procedure is completed.

Status: Professor
Minimum Experience: 2 years
Location: Gießen, GERMANY
Advert Published: 12 Sep 2017
Expiry date: 28 Sep 2017
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