Professorship (W1, Tenure Track) in Biogeography, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (Germany) ~

4 de diciembre de 2016

Professorship (W1, Tenure Track) in Biogeography, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (Germany)

The Institute of Physical Geography at Goethe-University Frankfurt announces the following open position:

Professorship (W1, Tenure Track) in Biogeography, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

The position is initially limited to six years and subject to a midterm review. With its aim of qualification as set out in the Hessian Higher Education Act in the version of December 9th, 2015, the Professorship (W1) corresponds to the previous Junior (Assistant) Professorship. Provided that the Professorship (W1) is positively evaluated (tenure track evaluation), it will be converted to an unlimited W2-Professorship (as civil service or employment). Place of employment is Frankfurt am Main.

The candidate must have demonstrated internationally recognized biogeographical research and will actively contribute to academic teaching. A combination of competencies in field work and innovative biogeographical modelling and remote sensing in basic and applied research is required. Teaching capacities should also cover regional vegetation geography. Moreover, it is expected that the candidate/holder of the position will closely collaborate with research networks, in particular with the Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (BiK-F). In addition, collaboration with the Centre for Interdisciplinary African Studies (ZIAF) and the Frankfurt Geographical Society (FGG) is appreciated. Didactic skills and the willingness to become involved in the academic self-administration are expected. The successful candidate will also be involved in teacher-training. Experience regarding this topic would be welcome.

The designated salary for the position is based on “W1” of the German university scale or equivalent. Goethe-University seeks to increase the number of women in research and teaching and particularly welcomes applications from female scholars. For further information regarding the general conditions for professional appointments please see:

Scientists with proven research and teaching accomplishments are invited to submit their applications with the following documents: CV, scientific career, publication list, list of external funding, certificates, results of teaching evaluations, teaching experiences and statement of teaching- and research plans (1-2 pages each). She/He should add her/his three most important publications, supplemented by a statement of max. 1000 characters about her/his contribution to scientific progress.

Full applications have to be submitted in one PDF-file no later than December 31st, 2016 to the Dean of the Faculty 11: Geosciences/Geography, Goethe-University, Altenhöferallee 1, 60438 Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Email:

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