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University of Hohenheim

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

Junior Professor (W1 with Tenure Track) of
Physiology of Yield Stability

at the Institute of Crop Sciences to be filled in the winter semester 2017/2018.

The successful candidate will teach physiology of yield stability of crops and the application of pertinent molecular methodologies in breeding and agronomy in the study programs of the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences at the Bachelor and Master level both in German and in English. At the beginning, the teaching load will comprise four contact hours per week and will increase to six contact hours per week after successful interim evaluation.

The research focus should be on modern molecular tools in the breeding of crops and their relevance for cultivation. We are looking for a candidate who combines physiological and -omics-based high-throughput and molecular genetic techniques such as genome editing technology, and who will advance their use in crop research. The molecular and physiological basis of yield stability should be investigated on the basis of system-oriented or hypothesis-driven research - preferably on crops and breeding material -, e.g. under abiotic or biotic stresses. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the Regional Research Alliance „Yield Stability in Dynamic Environments“, which is a network of plant researchers at the University of Hohenheim, the University of Tübingen and the MPI of Developmental Biology Tübingen. Cooperation with other groups as well with the interdisciplinary research centers of the University of Hohenheim is envisio­ned. In addition to laboratory experiments and green house trials, the Experimental Station of the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences at the University of Hohenheim makes it possible to carry out extensive field trials.

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 four years. After a positive interim evaluation, the employment relationship will be extended for another two 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.

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 as well as three key publications.

Please apply online at https://www.uni-hohenheim.de/prof-appt-portal before February 28th, 2017. Questi­ons regarding the position may be directed to Prof. Dr. Ralf Vögele (Ralf.Voegele@uni-hohenheim.de).

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

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Closing date: 28.02.2017
Closing date: 28 February 2017 Published on academics.com on date 26 January 2017
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