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Professorship (W 2) for Molecular and Experimental Nutritional Medicine
University of Potsdam
The Department of Nutritional Science at the Faculty of Science at the University
of Potsdam invites applications for
Professorship (W 2) for
Molecular and Experimental Nutritional Medicine
Applications are strongly encouraged from highly qualified scientists who can
demonstrate, through their achievements in research and teaching, that they have
extraordinary potential to investigate research questions in the field of nutritional
science. Their research focus should be on molecular mechanisms of nutritionrelated
diseases. Furthermore, the research should concern immunological,
epigenetic and/or neuronal questions with a focus on metabolic diseases.
Preference will be given to candidates with special qualifications, specifically those
with proven experience with molecular and animal experiments in the area of
nutritional science. Applicants must have a university degree in natural sciences,
medicine or veterinary medicine, as well as a doctorate and Habilitation, or an
equivalent qualification, preferably in the field of nutritional science. An independent
performance history including internationally visible contributions, sustainable
success and an above-average competence in the acquisition of third-party
funds is required.
The successful candidate will be expected to assist in the national and international
advancement of teaching and research in the field of nutritional medicine,
contributing substantially to the visibility of the field. The successful candidate
should participate significantly in the establishment of a future-oriented diet in the
field of health sciences.
The teaching obligations include eight semester hours in English and German in
the bachelor’s and master’s degrees of the Department of Nutritional Science at
the University of Potsdam.
This call for applications is meant exclusively for applicants who are at the beginning
of their careers as university lecturers and whose appointment would be a firsttime
appointment in accordance with Section 43 subsection 1 sentence 3 of the
Brandenburg Higher Education Act (BbgHG).
The following application requirements for professors must be documented in
accordance with Section 41 of the Brandenburg Higher Education Act (Brandenburgisches
Hochschulgesetz, BbgHG): a completed university degree, pedagogical
aptitude, and a special ability for scientific work, as is typically documented by
a dissertation project; comprehensive competences in science management and
additional scholarly achievements as evidenced by a Habilitation (post-doctoral
dissertation); a junior professorship or work as a research associate at an institution
of higher education or an extramural research institution; or scholarly activity
in the private sector, or in a similar social field, whether in Germany or abroad.
A tenure track review as defined in Section 46 subsection 2 BbgHG cannot have
already been completed.
The appointment procedure shall be done in accordance with Section 40 BbgHG.
The appointment shall be made with the provisioning of an equivalent budgeted
position. The candidate shall initially be hired for a period of five years, as a civil
servant or as an employee. A tenure track evaluation will take place in a timely
manner before the expiration of this period. If the tenure track review results in
a positive finding, then the position will become a tenured professorship (tenure
The University strives for a balanced gender ratio at all levels. Severely disabled
applicants will be given preferential consideration in the event of equal qualification.
We expressly invite applications from people with migration backgrounds.
The University of Potsdam offers dual career support and coaching for newlyappointed
Applications (with a presentation of your research interests, curriculum
vitae, copies of academic certificates and documents, a list of publications, a
list of conducted courses and a list of externally funded projects) should be
sent (in a single PDF file) to the University of Potsdam firstname.lastname@example.org August 31st, 2018.