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

Full Professor (W3) of
Livestock Systems Engineering

at the Institute of Agricultural Engineering to be filled in the summer semester 2018.

The successful candidate will represent the department in the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences degree programs. The position entails teaching both in German and in English.

The research focus of the professorship lies particularly on the interdisciplinary development and assessment of innovative methods and solutions for husbandry procedures, process engineering, and management in livestock husbandry. Preferably, the applicant should have in-depth knowledge in one or several of the following areas: experimental methods of animal husbandry, modeling and simulation as well as precision livestock and digital farming.

The applicant is required to collaborate with the interdisciplinary research centers of the University of Hohenheim and to cooperate intensively with other professorships in the area of Agricultural Engineering and Animal Science, as well as cross-faculty cooperation on a national and international level. Participation in activities for the promotion of young researchers in doctoral and graduate programs is expected.

The position offers attractive conditions for first-time full professor appointees. Prerequisites for applicants are habilitation or an equivalent research and teaching record which 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 May 31st, 2017. Questions regarding the position may be directed to Prof. Dr. Ludwig Hölzle (

University of Hohenheim
Faculty of Agricultural Sciences (300)
70593 Stuttgart
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Closing date: 31.05.2017
Closing date: 31 May 2017 Published on on date 1 May 2017
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