Professorship in Plant Community Ecology and Conservation

University of Oldenburg Institute of Biology and Environmental Sciences

The Institute of Biology and Environmental Sciences (IBU) at the University of Oldenburg seeks applications for a

Professorship in Plant Community Ecology and Conservation
Salary scale W3 (m/f/x)

commencing on 1 April 2023.

For the position, we seek a researcher who will focus on plant ecology research issues related to organismal and ecosystem processes. Conceivable research directions compatible with the institute’s profile are, for example, dynamic processes in the context of global change, reactions of plants to environmental change, species interactions in their habitats, the significance of demographic processes for the functioning of ecosystems, or the connection between genotype and phenotype in ecosystem processes.

The professorship is central to the further development of collaborative research in the focal areas of ecology/environmental sciences and biodiversity/evolutionary biology, in the area of basic and applied research as well as nature conservation. Preconditions for employment are specified in section 25 of the Lower Saxony Higher Education Act. Prerequisites are excellence in research as documented by the publication record, documented relevant teaching experience in a university setting and successful acquisition of competitive third-party funding. Leading participation in collaborative research projects such as the DFG research units DynaCom, DynaDeep and follow-up proposals, and/or the joint development of new collaborative research initiatives in the context of "genes to senses to ecosystems" is required.

With respect to teaching, the professorship will cover plant ecology and nature conservation. Contributions to undergraduate modules in the Bachelor’s programmes "Environmental Sciences" and "Biology" as well as the Master’s programmes "Landscape Ecology" and "Biology" are expected. Participation in the graduate school "Environmental Sciences and Biodiversity" is desired. We highly value pedagogical skills and expect relevant teaching experience in a university setting.

Junior research group leaders (Emmy Noether programme, ERC starting grant, etc.) are strongly encouraged to apply. The University aims to increase its proportion of female professors and strongly encourages female scientists to apply. Equally qualified female candidates will be considered preferentially. In case of equal aptitude, applicants with disabilities will be given priority in hiring decisions. The position is suitable for part-time employment. Newly appointed professors will be supported by special coaching programmes offered by the school.

Please send your application (in English), preferably as a single PDF file, including the usual documentation (cover letter, CV, publication list, list of acquired third-party funding, a description of your previous scientific achievements and a scientific concept for the future, a list of your teaching experience as well as copies of relevant certificates) by 31 January 2021 addressed to the Director of the IBU: Prof. Dr. S. Laubinger at the University of Oldenburg

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