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Professorship - Animal Ecology

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Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen

The Faculty of Biology and Chemistry invites applications for a

W3 Professorship in Animal Ecology as of April 1st, 2022.

Reference is made to § 61 Para. 7 Hessian Higher Education Act (HHG) and to conditions of employment based on § 62 HHG. Proficient knowledge of German is expected.


A clear profile in the field of terrestrial animal ecology is expected.

The candidate’s successful externally funded research should focus on questions of functional biodiversity research in terrestrial ecosystems, trophic interactions and land-use change.

Expansion of existing methodological expertise (e. g. network analyses of diversity, international nature conservation, omics technologies) and an organismic focus on invertebrates are desirable.

Candidates are expected to cooperate with related life science disciplines at the Justus Liebig University Giessen (JLU) and its neighbouring universities, to be integrated in high-profile national and international research networks and to participate in graduate education.

Particular importance is attached to the further development of the faculty’s international profile, strengthening of existing research alliances and establishment of new research partnerships.

Integration of gender aspects in research and teaching is desired.


The candidate’s internationally and at high-level published research results should reflect high competence in the above-mentioned research fields.

Relevant, preferably international publications in renowned journals as well as successes in independent acquisition of evaluated external funding including joint projects are required.

JLU aims 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 reference number 8-09/20.

Applications must be received by December 31st, 2020 at the latest.

Candidates are strongly recommended to refer to our webpage on application procedures at:

Please only submit copies of your application documents without document files or folders, as they cannot be returned after the application procedure has been completed.

Status: Professor
Location: Gießen, GERMANY
Advert Published: 19 Nov 2020
Expiry date: 19 Dec 2020
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