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Professorship (W2) in Animal Ecology (tenured)
Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (WWU)
The Faculty of Geosciences at the University of Münster, Germany, is
seeking to fill a
Professorship in Animal Ecology
effective from 1 April 2021.
We are seeking an internationally renowned person with a career
appropriate publication record to represent the field of animal ecology
in the Institute of Landscape Ecology (ILÖK). The research focus of the
successful candidatemust be developed in fields such as global change,
biodiversity or ecosystem functioning and services at community,
ecosystem, and landscape levels. The candidate must also align with
the Institute‘s emphasis on field research. Research interests at the
intersection with other ecological disciplines such as plant-animal, soilanimal,
or water-animal interactions arewelcome. Proven experience in
ecological statistics and modeling would be beneficial. We also expect
the new professor to take a leading position within the Center for
Biodiversity and Applied Ecology that is planned to be founded soon in
cooperation with citizen science partners.
The successful candidate is expected to teach in BSc and MSc programs
in landscape ecology (environmental sciences). Specifically, in this
context, sound taxonomical and field sampling skills across one or
more groups of vertebrates and/or invertebrates, including ecological
evaluation, are mandatory. In addition, we expect teaching activity in
associated BSc programs (geography, geoinformatics). Proficiency in
written and spoken German is not a prerequisite, but the candidate is
expected to achieve a sufficient command of German within the first
Prerequisites for the application are academic achievements made as
a Juniorprofessor (assistant professor), in a Habilitation (postdoctoral
qualification), as a member of the academic staff of a university or
non-university research institute, or in a research position in business,
industry, administration or other relevant fields in Germany or abroad.
The University of Münster is an equal opportunity employer and is
committed to increasing the proportion of senior women academics.
Consequently, we actively encourage applications by women. Female
candidates with equivalent qualifications and academic achievements will
be preferentially considered within the framework of legal possibilities.
The University of Münster is committed to employing more staff with
disabilities. Candidates with recognised severe disabilities who have
equivalent qualifications are given preference in hiring decisions.
Applications should be written in English, compiled into a single PDFfile
and sent by email. The application must include a CV, academic
transcripts, a list of publications and successfully raised funds, as well
as research and teaching statements. Please also provide the names
and email addresses of at least two academic referees. Applications
must be received by 15 September 2020 and should be sent to the
Dean of the Faculty (see email address below). Questions or requests
for further information should be directed to Prof Norbert Hölzel
Dean of the Faculty of Geosciences
University of Münster
Heisenbergstr. 2 — 48149 Münster — Germany