The Faculty of Science at the University of Zurich invites applications for an
Professor of Ecology
in order to join our team of experts at the Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies.
We seek innovative applicants with a strong record in research and teaching, who will strengthen our existing expertise in ecology and/or biodiversity. Applicants with interests in theory, experiments or field based observations to assess different ecological and evolutionary interactions generating and maintaining biodiversity, ecosystem function and their interactions with global change drivers are particularly encouraged to apply.
The successful applicant is expected to develop a complementary and independent research program in ecology, and strengthen our profile in ecology and/or biodiversity research, broadly defined to encompass population, community, evolutionary, and ecosystem ecology in the context of global change. Contributing to the existing undergraduate and graduate teaching efforts in Ecology and Environmental Sciences will also constitute an integral part of the position. The successful applicant will be located at the University of Zurich and is further expected to acquire external funding. The position is advertised on the level of assistant professor tenure track or associate professor with preference for early career scientists.
The University of Zurich provides generous research support, including dedicated funds for personnel and running expenses and competitive start-up packages. Zurich’s scientific environment includes a rich spectrum of research activities in ecology and life sciences and provides extensive opportunities for collaborations with research groups at the Faculty of Science of the University of Zurich, as well as teams at the nearby ETH Zurich. The University of Zurich and the city of Zurich also offer a stimulating cultural environment and are family-friendly.
Application packages should include a motivation letter, a full curriculum vitae, a vision statement of research and teaching interests outlining major unsolved problems and how they could be tackled and the names and addresses of three potential referees. Documents should be addressed to Prof. Dr. Michael Schaepman, Dean of the Faculty of Science, University of Zurich, and uploaded as a single PDF file to http://jobs.mnf.uzh.ch/es by October 7, 2016. A brief questionnaire will have to be filled out at the beginning of the upload process. For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Andreas Wagner at Andreas.Wagner@ieu.uzh.ch.
The University of Zurich is an equal opportunities employer.