University Professor (W3) for the Chair of "Plant Ecology"
Technische Universität Berlin
Technische Universität Berlin, Faculty VI – Planning Building Environment, Institute of Ecology, offers an open position of a
University Professor – salary grade W3
for the Chair of “Plant Ecology“.
Faculty VI Reference number: VI-217/20 (starting at 01/04/2021 / unlimited / closing date for applications 14/08/2020)
Working field: The candidate is expected to teach in English and German in the bachelor's and master's programs in “Ecology and Environmental Planning“ and “Landscape Architecture“ as well as the master's programs in “Urban Ecosystem Sciences“ and “Environmental Planning“. Integrative and innovative scientific-based research approaches are expected in order to gain an understanding of biodiversity patterns in cities and other anthropogenous systems, of the main drivers of urban biodiversity change and related ecological impacts, of approaches to evidence-based nature conservation and plant-related ecosystem services in anthropogenous systems, as well as of the possibilities to reduce new environmental risks from plants.
Requirements: An academic is sought from the disciplines of plant ecology, vegetation ecology, urban ecology, landscape ecology, and related disciplines with outstanding expertise in innovative research in at least one of the following research fields: Analyses of spatial-temporal patterns of plant species and plant populations and their natural and anthropogenous determining factors and processes; the interdependency of plants and other organisms and environmental factors in cities and environs and related ecosystem services; ecologically based interventions in urban ecosystems to promote biodiversity and ecosystem services. Applicants are further expected to have contributed to the development of scenarios, models, and approaches for the development of sustainable, resilient urban landscapes as well as demonstrate skills at the interface between planning sciences and social sciences. With regard to the range of methods, proven expertise is expected in more than one of the following areas:
(1) cross-scale plant ecology research in the analysis of changes in biodiversity in space and time;
(2) scientific analyses, experiments and modelings;
(3) long-term observations and time-series analyses;
(4) developing interfaces between planning sciences and social sciences.
In addition to the duties established in Section 99 of the Berlin Higher Education Act (BerlHG), applicants are expected to have the ability to lead staff in the advancement of junior scholars and women as well as in the area of gender & diversity.
Fulfillment of the appointment requirements pursuant to Section 100 of the Berlin Higher Education Act. This includes a university degree, qualified achievements in research (generally proven by PhD), additional research archievements (Habilitation, post-doctoral teaching, or equivalent qualification) as well as pedagogical suitability presented as a teaching portfolio (further information available on the TUB website, quick access 144242). Applicants must be able to conduct teaching in German and English. The requisite language skills were determined by the Academic Senate in its decision on language policy of 16.05.2018.
TU Berlin is seeking to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching and actively encourages applications from suitably qualified female candidates. Preference will be given to applicants with severe disabilities fulfilling the requirements of the position. TU Berlin values the diversity of its members and is committed to equality of opportunity.
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Please submit your application in German and/or English quoting the reference number by August 14, 2020, only via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your application should include all requisite documents (CV, certificates, research and teaching concept, teaching portfolio, list of externally funded projects managed, list of publications and highlighting which five publications you regard as the most significant) preferably submitted as a PDF file.
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