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Professorship (W1 with W2 tenure track) Sustainable use of resources and life cycle analyses for 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 track) (f/m/d)
Sustainable use of resources and life cycle analyses for special crops
We are looking to fill the position as soon as possible. The position is an initially W1 fixed-term
position 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 professorship is
funded by the Tenure Track Program of the Federal Government and the Federal States.
The professorship belongs to the Department of Applied Ecology (AO). Faculty in the
Department are conducting research and teaching in a wide array of fields in ecology, climate
change, sustainability, greenhouse gas fluxes, population dynamics of natural vegetation and
Responsibilities include research and teaching in some of the following fields: material flow
and life cycle analyses / evaluation / optimization in special crop production and the
downstream value chain, CO2 equivalent emission reduction in product processing, logistics,
distribution and operation management, sustainability evaluation of innovative, resourceefficient technologies including digitization approaches. The teaching load includes courses in
German and English taught bachelor and master programs with up to 4 - 6 SWS hours per
week during the semester.
The candidate is expected to develop own lecture formats on sustainability aspects along the
product value chain of special crops during the pre-tenure period.
We seek to appoint a junior scientist with excellent potential for high-profile national and
international research on material flow and life cycle analyses as well as sustainability issues
applied to cultivation systems of special crops, their value chains as well as on the accounting
of corporate- and product-related indicators of sustainability. A university degree and an
outstanding doctoral degree or equivalent scientific qualification in biological and agricultural
sciences or economic and social sciences is required depending on which aspects of the
scientific array requested can be covered. 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 services is
HGU acknowledges the value of diversity and strives to increase the diversity of its members
and 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 applications (specifying the above indicated Chiffre) in English or German,
to arrive no later than October 25th 2020, to Geisenheim University, Sachgebiet
Personalmanagement, Von-Lade-Str. 1, D-65366 Geisenheim/Germany or via E-Mail to firstname.lastname@example.org (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. For thematically focused inquiries please contact
Prof. Dr. Jana Zinkernagel (Tel.: +49 (0)6722 502-511 E-Mail: Jana.Zinkernagel@hs-gm.de).
By sending the application, you agree that your personal data will be stored for the purposes
of the appointment process. Information about HGU is available on www.hs-geisenheim.de.