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W3 Professorship in Global Food Security (En-dowed Professorship)

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Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen

The Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Nutritional Sciences and Environmental Management invites applications for a temporary

W3 Professorship in Global Food Security (En-dowed Professorship)
as of now.

Reference is made to § 67 Para. 5 and 6 Hessian Higher Education Act (HessHG) and to condi-tions of employment based on § 68 HessHG. Proficient knowledge of German is expected.

The endowed professorship is funded by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusam-menarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. The appointment will initially be a temporary civil servant appointment for a period of five years, provided that the requirements under civil service law are met. The professor-ship can be later transformed into a permanent professorship, depending on positive evaluation and financial aspects.

The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching within the faculty’s BSc and MSc study programs in German and English language, some of which are also attended by students from other faculties or other study programs. Active participation in the further development of study programs is desired. Interdisciplinary work within the faculty and the research departments of the university is expected, along with international networking and a willingness to strengthen the inter-national profile of the faculty. The focus of research should be on measures for global food security within the globalization process. The willingness to contribute to the establishment of the new Centre for Sustainable Food Systems (ZNE) at Justus Liebig University Giessen (JLU) is expected. Gen-der aspects should be taken into account in both research and teaching.

Several years of experience in research and teaching in the field of human nutrition with a specific focus on international nutrition are required. Applied research with a focus on transfer activities is highly welcome. A university degree, an outstanding doctorate, as well as additional scientific achievements (proven e.g. by a habilitation or equivalent scientific achievements) together with pedagogical competence are a prerequisite. Success in independent acquisition and management of external funding (particularly DFG, BMBF) is another prerequisite. Professional English skills are essential; further language skills are an asset.

In case the candidate exceeds the basic age limit of 50 years, a civil servant appointment under § 66 Para. 3 sentences 2 and 3 Hessian Higher Education Act (HessHG) in conjunction with § 11 Hessian Career Regulation (HLVO) requires a specific functional interest.

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 com-petence in dealing with gender and family-related issues. JLU is regarded as a family-friendly uni-versity. Applicants with children are very welcome. Applications from disabled people of equal aptitude will be given preference.

We strongly recommend candidates to refer to our fact sheet ( on application proce-dures.
Please send your application with the required documents via online form ( to the President of Justus Liebig University Giessen by October 20th, 2022, quoting the reference number 9-19/22.

Status: Professor
Location: Gießen, GERMANY
Advert Published: 19 Sep 2022
Expiry date: 19 Oct 2022
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