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The Faculty of Agricultural Sciences invites applications for the position of a

Full Professor (W3) of Ecology of Tropical
Agricultural Systems

at the Institute of Agricultural Sciences in the Tropics (Hans-Ruthenberg-Institute) to be filled in summer semester 2018.

The successful candidate is expected to teach Ecology of Tropical Agricultural Systems in English and German in the graduate and post-graduate study programs of the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences.

The successful candidate is expected to conduct innovative research on plant and animal communities, interaction networks, and conservation of biological resources in (sub)tropical agricultural and agro-ecosystems and landscapes. System- and process-oriented approaches shall be applied to research interactions between biotic and abiotic system components with regard to their ecological functions. Interdisciplinary collaboration is expected with research groups within the institute and the university, as well as with key international research organizations. The candidate must have an outstanding record of independent innovative research as well as third-party funding acquisition. Practical research experience in tropical agricultural systems is considered an asset.

The position offers attractive conditions for first-time full professor appointees. Prerequisites for applicants are habilitation or an equivalent research and teaching record that may have been established during a Junior or Assistant Professorship.

The advertised position is tenured. If appointed as full professor for the first time, the University of Hohenheim reserves its right to probationary employment. 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 strongly encourages female scientists to apply.

Please attach the following documents to your application: a statement of your future research interests, a curriculum vitae, a documentation of academic achievements (copies), a list of publications, a list of third-party funded projects, a teaching record, information on teaching evaluations, education certificates as well as three key publications.

Please apply online at before 15th of March 2018. Questions regarding the position may be directed to Prof. Dr. Reiner Doluschitz (

University of Hohenheim
audit Faculty of Agricultural Sciences (300)
70593 Stuttgart

Closing date: 15.03.2018
Closing date: 15 March 2018 Published on on date 2 February 2018
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