Founded in 1991, the University of Potsdam has firmly established itself in the scientific landscape and has
become an outstanding economic factor and development engine for the region. It has a high level of third-party funding, has won several awards for teaching, and has a service-oriented administration and has received several awards for being family-friendly. Around 22,000 students and 3,000 employees work at three locations - Am Neuen Palais, Griebnitzsee and Golm - at one of the most beautifully situated academic institutions in Germany.
University of Potsdam, Faculty of Science, Institute of Biochemistry and Biology invites applications for the following position to be filled as soon as possible:
Junior Professorship (W 1) for Quantitative Conservation Biology (Tenure Track)
We invite applications from scientists in the field of theory-driven conservation biology with a focus on freshwater communities and food webs, addressing global change impacts on biodiversity, and contributing to novel conservation and restoration concepts. Particularly welcome are specializations in biodiversity dynamics, aquatic-terrestrial coupling, mutual species interactions and feedbacks with a changing environment, movement ecology, or environmental decision-making based on a mechanistic understanding of ecology.
Prerequisites include an excellent and internationally competitive track record as demonstrated by relevant publications and initial successes in acquiring external funding.
The successful candidate is expected to contribute to joint research initiatives strengthening the institute’s profile in organism-based global change ecology.
The professorship will cover teaching in nature conservation, and general and aquatic ecology in the bachelor’s program in “Biosciences,” the master’s program in “Ecology, Evolution and Conservation,” and in educational programs in biology (BSc/MSc of Education). Teaching in bachelor and educational programs should be delivered in German (level C1). Non-German-speaking appointees are expected to acquire proficiency in German sufficient to be able to interact with all colleagues, students, and staff within two years.
Please submit your application (including a presentation of your research interests, curriculum vitae, copies of academic certificates and documents, list of publications, list of courses taught, teaching evaluations, list of externally funded projects) via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org (in a single PDF file) by March 31, 2023.
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