The Faculty of Natural Sciences invites applications for the position of a
Tenure Track Professor (W1) of Epigenetics
at the Institute of Genetics to be filled as soon as possible. The position is funded by the joint program of German federal and state governments for the promotion of early career researchers.
The Tenure Track Professor of Epigenetics is to conduct research into epigenetic regulatory mechanisms in plants. Research areas could include “priming” and “memory” effects in plant adaptation to environmental changes. It is expected that the candidate has expertise in systemic analysis of DNA methylation and/or histone modifications. Experience working with crops is desirable.
In teaching, the professor will contribute to the biology education in the Bachelor’s and Master’s programs offered by the Faculty of Natural Sciences. The teaching load will comprise four contact hours per week.
The requirements for an appointment are a completed university degree, pedagogical suitability and a doctorate of outstanding quality.
The appointment will be a temporary civil service position for six years. After six years, the applicant may be appointed to a W3-position if the requirements described in the University’s quality assurance guidelines are met. The appointment to a W3-position may be done without any additional call for applications and through a simplified appointment process. More information on quality assurance and evaluation is available at: https://www.uni-hohenheim.de/en/appointment-principles.
With equal qualifications, preference will be given to candidates with disabilities.
The University of Hohenheim seeks to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching and therefore strongly encourages female scientists to apply.
Please attach the following documents to your application: a statement of your future research interests, a curriculum vitae, transcripts of records and degree certificates, a list of publications, a list of third-party funded projects, a teaching record, information on teaching evaluations as well as three key publications.