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Professorship (W1/W2) Interactions in the rhizospere of special crops
Hochschule Geisenheim University
Hochschule Geisenheim University (HGU) offers both application-oriented bachelor programs and research-based master programs and
has the right to award doctorates. As part of its strategic alignment to promote young scientists during their early professional career,
Geisenheim University invites applications for the
W1-Professorship (with W2 tenure tenure track) (f/m/d)
Interactions in the rhizosphere of special crops
The professorship belongs to the Department of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science. The scientific focus of the professorship is in the analysis
of interactions between special crops (grapevines, fruit and vegetable crops) and microorganisms in the rhizosphere with molecular and
The candidate is expected to develop new research strategies on the sustainable and efficient cultivation of special crops based on
knowledge about the importance and the composition of the rhizobiome. Fundamental understanding of microbiological ecology and the underlying
processes in nutrient cycling as well as experience in microbiome analysis and bioinformatic data evaluation are required. Teaching
responsibilities are within the field of nutrient uptake processes, physiology of plant-soil interaction, and nutrient balance and uptake
efficiency. Teaching load includes courses in German and English taught bachelor and master programs with 4 - 6 hours per week during
We seek to appoint a junior scientist with excellent potential for high standard national and international research on the above listed topics. A
university degree and an outstanding doctoral degree or equivalent scientific qualification in biological and agricultural sciences or related fields
For this position, we expect pedagogic aptitude, including the ability to teach in German and English. First experiences with the acquisition
of external funds are desirable. The candidate must be willing to co-operate with other research and teaching units on campus. Participation
in and performance of departmental and university service is expected.
We are looking to fill the positions as soon as possible. All positions are initially W1 fixed-term positions with civil servant status for 6 years
with tenure track to a tenured W2 position after a successful evaluation based on § 64 Hessian Higher Education act. The professorships
are funded by the Tenure Track Program of the Federal Government and the Federal States.
HGU acknowledges the value of diversity and strives to increase the diversity of its members. HGU provides excellent working conditions in
a scientific community embedded in the research environment of the Greater Rhein Main Area. HGU is certified as a family-friendly
university and encourages applications of candidates with family or at a family-planning stage. HGU is an equal opportunity employer. As
such, we explicitly encourage applications from women. Applications from disabled persons with essentially the same qualifications will be
given preference (please provide documentation).
Please send your application (specifying the above indicated Chiffre) in English or German, to arrive no later than April 15th 2020, to Geisenheim
University, Sachgebiet Personalmanagement, Von-Lade-Str. 1, D-65366 Geisenheim/Germany via email to
(PDF with no more than 10 MB). We are looking forward to receiving your supporting documentation such as CV, certificates, credentials,
list of publications, teaching activities, short statement of research and teaching strategies as well as obtained third-party funding. For
general information, Miss Lisa Keitz (Tel. 06722 502-277, Lisa.Keitz@hs-gm.de) can be contacted.