The Faculty of Natural Sciences invites applications for the position of a Tenure Track Professor (W1) of Functional Plant Ecophysiology at the Institute of Biology to be filled in the summer semester 2024. This is a grade W1-professorship for which recruitment payments can be offered.

The successful candidate (f/m/d) is an excellent early career researcher focusing on functional or molecular aspects of plant ecophysiology. Possible research areas include plant environment interactions, plant resilience against biotic or abiotic stress, or the mechanisms of stress adaptation. The applicant is expected to engage in interdisciplinary cooperation, both within the Institute of Biology as well as in larger intra- and extramural research projects.

The candidate contributes to teaching in the BSc und MSc programs in Biology and in Agricultural Biology, offering modules in the wider area of their own research interests. The teaching load will comprise four contact hours per week. After successful completion of the tenure-track period, the professor will be expected to cover the entire field of plant physiology with an emphasis on the molecular and biochemical aspects of plant stress and developmental physiology. In the future, the candidate should be able to teach both in German and in English.

The position offers attractive conditions for tenure-track appointees. This professorship is particularly suitable for highly qualified early career researchers. The requirements for an appointment are a completed university degree, pedagogical suitability and a doctorate of outstanding quality.

If the requirements for civil service are met, the appointment will be a temporary civil service position for six years. After six years, the applicant may be appointed to a W3-position if the requirements described in the University’s quality assurance guidelines are met. The appointment to a W3-position may be done without any additional call for applications and through a simplified appointment process.

With equal qualifications, preference will be given to candidates with disabilities. The University of Hohenheim seeks to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching and therefore strongly encourages female scientists to apply.

Application deadline : 05.03.2023

Please attach the following documents to your application: a cover letter, a statement of your future research interests, a curriculum vitae, transcripts of records and degree certificates, a list of publications, a list of third-party funded projects, a teaching record as well as information on teaching evaluations. The University of Hohenheim accepts applications for professorships via a secure internet site. To the application

More information on quality assurance and evaluation is available at

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