Full Professor for the Evolution and Diversity of Plants

Universität Bayreuth
Bayreuth (Stadt), Bayern (DE)
minimum salary per month: 7,217 euros
September 17 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

The University of Bayreuth is a research-oriented university with internationally competitive, interdisciplinary focus areas in research and teaching. The Faculty of Biology, Chemistry & Earth Sciences at the University of Bayreuth is currently seeking to appoint a

Full Professor for the Evolution and Diversity of Plants

at pay grade W 3 (minimum salary per month: 7,217 euros) to commence in April 2023. This is a permanent civil service position.

We seek a candidate with an excellent scientific track record in the evolution and phylogenetic relationships of vascular plants at the whole organism level. A research focus will be the macro-evolution of key innovations of ecological and physiological relevance that impact diversification rates and patterns. Methodological expertise in molecular laboratory methods and associated bio-informatic and statistical methods is expected, as is a deep field-based knowledge of plants and their diversity. The research should have clear links to the University of Bayreuth’s focus area in Ecology & Environmental Sciences.

Teaching responsibilities include first year modules in plant diversity and evolution in the BSc Biology, as well as modules in the BSc Biology teacher education programme, MSc Biodiversity and Ecology and the MSc Molecular Ecology. Willingness to conduct field courses and excursions that teach the diversity of plants is expected as is an ability to teach in German and English.

We invite applications from candidates with proven publication impact and funding-acquisition records related to the Evolution and Diversity of Plants. We expect a willingness to contribute to interdisciplinary collaboration in the Bayreuth Centre for Ecology and Environmental Research (BayCEER) as well as a willingness to initiate new collaborative research programmes. Close cooperation with the University of Bayreuth’s Botanical Garden would be desirable.

The general administrative requirements for hiring professors at universities in Bavaria apply. A complete description of the vacancy can be found at www.uni-bayreuth.de/en.

Applications (CV, outlining education and academic career, list of publications, list of courses taught, experience obtaining external funding, as well as copies of all diplomas and certificates) are to be submitted electronically to the Dean of the Faculty of Biology, Chemistry & Earth Sciences, Prof. Dr. Matthias Breuning via https://uni-bayreuth.berufungsportal.de by 15 October 2021. Applicants are welcome to direct questions and requests for further information to the Dean at dekanat.bcg@uni-bayreuth.de. Application documents will be deleted in accordance with data protection law following the conclusion of the appointment process.