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University Professorship (W3) of Evolutionary Ecology
Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) is one of the largest universities in
Germany. Thanks to its location in the Rhine-Main science region, the university
can unfold to its full potential and showcase its innovative power and dynamism.
Its status as a comprehensive university allows for multidisciplinary learning and
teaching and has great potential for internationally renowned, interdisciplinary
research. Almost all of its institutes are located on a single campus close to the
Mainz city center – creating a lively academic culture for researchers, teaching
staff, and students from every continent.
The Institute of Organismic and Molecular Evolution (iomE) at the Faculty of
Biology invites applications for the position of a
University Professor of Evolutionary
beginning at the earliest possible date.
Salary grade W 3 LBesG | Civil servant (tenured)
Tasks and expectations:
We are seeking an internationally renowned scientist in the field of animal
evolutionary ecology. The research should focus on how animals adapt to global
change and / or address intra- or interspecific interactions. We are interested in a
candidate who combines studies of organismic and molecular evolution, covering
the phenotype as well as the underlying genotype and epigenetic processes. Topics
could include coevolution, phenotypic plasticity (epigenetics), animal-microbe
interactions, niche construction, life history evolution (e.g. evolution of aging) or
The successful candidate is expected to develop an independent and internationally
visible research program, supported by sustained extramural funding. We strongly
encourage local and regional networking on campus within the Faculty of Biology,
with other faculties in the natural and life sciences at Johannes Gutenberg
University as well as with research institutes such as the Institute for
Biotechnology and Drug Research (IBWF), the Institute of Molecular Biology
(IMB), the Max Planck Institutes for Polymer Research and for Chemistry, and the
Rhine-Main Universities alliance (RMU). Shaping of and active contribution to
local research clusters such as collaborative research centers, graduate schools
and profile areas like GenEvo (Gene regulation in Evolution) and ReALity
(Resilience - Adaptation - Longevity) is desired (for further details see:
https://www.bio.uni-mainz.de/forschung). The future holder of the position is
expected to teach courses in the field of ecology, evolutionary biology, zoology
and biostatistics / bioinformatics in the Bachelor and Master programs.
In addition to the general requirements according to public services law,
applicants must meet the recruitment requirements stipulated in Section 49
of the Hochschulgesetz of Rhineland-Palatinate.
In addition to the doctorate, proof of excellent academic achievements is
The state of Rhineland-Palatinate and JGU are committed to close personal
mentoring of students and therefore expect teaching staff to have a strong
presence at the university. A cooperative, team-oriented and proactive work
attitude, strong communication skills, and the willingness to assume responsibility –
including further professional development in accordance with JGU's leadership
guidelines – is also expected.
What we have to offer:
JGU firmly supports making family and career compatible and promotes its
employees' further professional development with an extensive human resources
JGU is diverse and welcomes qualified applications from people with varied backgrounds.
JGU aims to increase the quota of women in research and teaching, and therefore
encourages female scientists to apply.
Disabled candidates with adequate qualification will be given priority.
Please apply under the following link
with your complete application documents (CV; certificates; lists of publications
and teaching activities; funding record; current research and future research
plans; teaching concept etc.) no later than May 31th, 2021.
The interview symposium is tentatively planned
for July 2021. For questions and further information,
please contact the chairperson of the search
committee (Prof. Dr. Susanne Foitzik