The University of Cologne is one of the oldest and largest universities in Germany. With its six Faculties covering a broad spectrum of disciplines and its internationally outstanding research profile areas, it enjoys an excellent reputation for its academic achievements and high standards of undergraduate and graduate education. The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences comprises six departments with about 180 professorships and 9,000 students and is one of the largest faculties in the country.
Professorship in Plant Ecology & Genetics/Genomics (W2) (f/m/d)
Your research will unfold at the cross-road between genetics or genomics with plant ecology, ecosystem dynamics, landscape variation, plant communities and/or conservation biology. Your research will advance our understanding of the molecular mechanisms that contribute to ecological specialization in plants. You are expected to teach at undergraduate and graduate levels in Biology, especially in the field of Plant Ecology and Organismic Biology and Statistics applied to complex data.
Candidates should have outstanding achievements in the field of Ecological Genetics and/or Ecological Genomics and documented expertise in any of the following fields: plant ecology, ecosystem dynamics, landscape variation, plant communities and/or conservation biology. The successful candidate should have an interest in advancing our understanding of the molecular mechanisms that contribute to ecological specialization in plants.
Qualification requirements are in accordance with the North Rhine-Westphalia University Law and include an excellent track ability in research, proven ability to acquire external funding and the motivation to participate in interdisciplinary collaborations within the newly founded TRR341 “Plant Ecological Genetics” as well as within the Cluster of Excellence on Plant Sciences (CEPLAS), the Max-Planck-Institute for Plant Breeding Research and the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences of the University of Cologne.
The professorship is located at the Cologne Biocenter, which provides excellent conditions for state-of-the-art plant research.
The University of Cologne provides a stimulating academic environment with a wide range of career development opportunities as well as support services for dual career couples and family-friendly working conditions.
The position can be filled as soon as possible. Formal requirements are detailed in Section 36 of the Higher Education Act of North Rhine-Westphalia (Hochschulgesetz – HG NRW). As a rule, the teaching load comprises nine semester hours per week (i.e., two hours per week is one 90-minute course per semester).
The University of Cologne is committed to equal opportunities and diversity. Women are especially encouraged to apply and will be considered preferentially in accordance with the Equal Opportunities Act of North Rhine-Westphalia (Landesgleichstellungsgesetz – LGG NRW). We also expressly welcome applications from people with disabilities / special needs or of equal status.
Please submit your application via the University of Cologne’s Academic Job Portal (https://professorships.uni-koeln.de) by September 30, 2022. Your application should be addressed to the Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. Applications should include a letter of motivation with research and teaching statements and the usual documents (CV, publication list, information on external funding, teaching experience, academic achievements and honors).
Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
University of Cologne