The Agricultural Faculty of the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn invites applications for a permanent position W3 Professorship “Agro-ecological Modeling” (Full Professor) to be appointed at the earliest time possible. The DFG Cluster of Excellence PhenoRob takes a technology-driven approach towards sustainable crop production. These technologies will lead to new opportunities for management on the field (e.g., new field arrangements, mixed cropping, targeted intervention). The newly established professorship should strengthen the competencies of the Cluster and contribute to the modeling and forecasting of the impacts of these new opportunities on agro-ecological systems. Special attention may be given to agro-ecological relationships to support weed, pest, and disease management.

The professorship may also consider novel agricultural systems towards efficient and sustainable crop production. The candidate must be internationally visible in the above-mentioned research topic with experience in the acquisition of relevant third-party funding. The professorship will be affiliated with the Institute of Crop Science and Resource Conservation (INRES) and will represent the above-mentioned field in research and university-level teaching. Teaching may be done in either German or English. The conditions of employment are according to §36 Hochschulgesetz NRW. The University of Bonn is committed to diversity and equal opportunity. It is certified as a family-friendly university and has a dual career service. It aims to increase the proportion of women in areas where women are underrepresented and to particularly facilitate their careers. Therefore, the University of Bonn strongly encourages applications from qualified women. Applications will be handled in accordance with the State Equality Act (“Landesgleichstellungsgesetz”).

Applications from qualified individuals with a certified severe disability and from those of equal status are particularly welcome. Applications in English language should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, list of publications, research statement, teaching experience, extramural funding, relevant certificates, and a link to a Google Scholar profile free of errors. Questions about the position should be addressed to the PhenoRob Spokespersons Prof. Dr. Heiner Kuhlmann ( and Prof. Dr. Cyrill Stachniss ( Applications received by May 02, 2022 are guaranteed full consideration. The appointment committee reserves its right to also consider applications submitted after this date. Please apply via our online portal:

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