The Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity of the Faculty of Biology at the University of Münster (WWU), Germany, seeks to appoint a W3-level professorship in Evolution of Plant Biotic Interactions at the earliest possible date.

The call is addressed to internationally distinguished scientists with expertise in the evolution of biotic interactions with a focus on plants. Some examples include the evolution of plant-herbivore or plant-microbe interactions and the evolution of their (epi-)genetic regulation.

Applicants should have an excellent and internationally visible research in the field of evolutionary biology, based on innovative molecular technology (e.g. genomics, proteomics) and/or population-biological methods. The prospective candidate will be expected to participate in the existing research networks of the faculty, such as the SFB-TRR 212 “NC3”or SPP 2349 “GEvol”.

We expect the candidate to teach the entire spectrum of evolutionary biology and biodiversity (e.g. in lectures, seminars, practical courses, excursions in the area of population genetics/genomics, molecular evolution and molecular ecology, biodiversity). The candidate should actively participate in teaching the bachelor’s and master’s level programmes at the Faculty of Biology, as well as engaging in the academic self-administration of the University.

Prerequisite for the application are academic achievements made as a Juniorprofessor, in a Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification), as a member of the academic staff of a university or non-university research institute, or in a research position in business, industry, administration or other relevant fields in Germany or abroad.

The University of Münster is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the proportion of women in academics. Consequently, we actively encourage applications by women. Female candidates with equivalent qualifications and academic achievements will be preferentially considered within the framework of the legal possibilities.

The University of Münster is committed to employing more staff with disabilities. Candidates with recognised severe disabilities who have equivalent qualifications are given preference in hiring decisions.

Please submit your application including your curriculum vitae, list of publications, summary of research interests, outline of future research projects and overview of teaching experience by e-mail in a single PDF file by 30 September 2022 to:

Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster / University of Münster (WWU)
Dean of the Faculty of Biology
Prof. Dr Jürgen Gadau
Schlossplatz 4
D-48149 Münster

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