W2 Professor with W3 Tenure for ‘General and Molecular Botany’

Technische Universität Kaiserslautern
Kaiserslautern (Stadt), Rheinland-Pfalz (DE)
salary grade W3
March 07 2018
Prof. Ekkehard Neuhaus
Organization Type

The Technische Universität Kaiserslautern (TUK) is a research university with a focus on engineering and natural sciences and an international profile. In the field of basic research, it is particularly active in seven collaborative research centres (CRCs) and transregio-CRCs. Important subject areas of application-oriented research are dealt with in close cooperation with the ten research institutes in the vicinity. The TUK is a campus university characterised by short distances and cooperative partnership among all its members.

In the framework of the Programme for the Promotion of Early Career Researchers by the German Federal and State Governments the position of tenure track professor

W2 Professor with W3 Tenure
for ‘General and Molecular Botany’

at the TUK in the Department of ‘Biology’ is to be filled provisionally from April 1st, 2019.

The Faculty of Biology at the TUK is strong in research, with research flagships represented by the Transregio-SFB 175 The Green Hub - Central Coordinator of Acclimation in Plants and the Research Initiative BioComp Dynamic Membrane Processes in Biological Systems. The position holder is therefore expected to support these two research flagships. The Faculty of Biology is running a Bachelor program “Biologie” (in German) and a Master program “Biology” (in English) with specializations in Microbial and Plant Biotechnology, Molecular Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Ecology. The position holder will have to carry out teaching in Botany within the Bachelor program and will have to carry out teaching in at least one of the four specializations of the Master program. Hence, we are seeking for a personality with an internationally recognized research background in Molecular Plant Sciences, a track record in fundraising, and excellent teaching skills and a strong experience in the teaching of Botany. To fulfill our demands in research and teaching, the position will be well equipped with start-up funds, personnel and rooms.

The professorship shall initially be occupied as a W2 position in civil service for a period of six years. An interim evaluation shall be conducted in the third year; a tenure evaluation shall be conducted prior to completion of the period. Following the successful completion of this and, insofar as the general staff regulations are met, the appointment shall take place for the civil-service post for life in the salary grade W3. The procedures are set forth in the TUK Charter on Quality Assurance for Appointments.

The State of Rhineland-Palatinate and the TUK represent a support concept in which a high attendance of the professors at the university is expected.

Besides the general staff regulations, the appointment requirements stipulated in § 49 of the University Act of the State of Rhineland-Palatinate apply. The text is available in German on the TUK homepage (http://www.uni-kl.de/universitaet/ven/valtung/ha-1/hal-rechtsvorschrift/).

The advertisement is aimed at early career scientists at a respective stage in their careers. The TUK strives to promote an increase in the representation of women in research and teaching, and thus emphatically invites qualified female academics to apply. Applicants with disabilities will receive preferential treatment in the event of equal suitability (please enclose evidence to the application). The TUK is a family-friendly university; it values the diversity of its members and enables equality of opportunity for all. Applications by scientists from abroad are particularly welcome.

Applications including curriculum vitae, current and planned research activities, teaching experience, sources of external funding, publication list with up to four reprints, are requested to be submitted by April 1st, 2018 to: Prof. Ekkehard Neuhaus, Dekanat des Fachbereichs Biologie, Technische Universität Kaiserslautern, Postfach 30 49, 67653 Kaiserslautern.

Additionally, you are requested to fill out a form and to add it to your application. The form can be downloaded at http://www.bio.uni-kl.de/aktuelles/bio-stellenangebote/.

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