Professor of Forest Nature Conservation
to start at the earliest possible date.
We are seeking applicants for a tenured position in the field of Forest
Nature Conservation (W2). The selected candidate will run a research
program focusing on the development of science-based conservation
concepts through the analysis of ecological communities using experiments
and modeling. These conservation concepts should be based on
quantitative relations between management, biodiversity and functions
of forest ecosystems and contribute to the valuation of ecosystem services.
The successful candidate is expected to actively contribute to our
faculty’s research programmes ’Forest ecosystems and biodiversity’ and
’Sustainable forestry and global change’. Interest to conduct research in
both temperate and tropical forest ecosystems is desirable.
The successful applicant will undertake teaching-related tasks in forest
nature conservation as part of the faculty’s bachelor’s, master’s and
doctoral programmes, including basic knowledge on the legal basis and
planning concepts of forest conservation projects. Furthermore, an active
role in contributing to the international English-language bachelor’s
programme entitled "Molecular Ecosystem Sciences" is expected. Due to
the international profile of the professorship and the students, lectures are
given partly in English and in German.
The requirements for appointment to this post are derived from Article
25 of the current version of the Lower Saxony Higher Education Act.
Further details can be provided on request.
Applications from scientists and researchers from abroad are particularly
welcome. The University of Göttingen aspires to increase the proportion
of women in areas in which women are underrepresented, and would
therefore like to strongly encourage qualified female scientists and
researchers to apply for this position. Disabled persons who are suitable
for the post will be given preferential consideration.
Please submit all application documents including a curriculum vita, a
list of publications, an account of your teaching and research activities
and details of external funding in the form of one pdf document by
30 November, 2016 to the Dean of the Faculty of Forest Sciences
and Forest Ecology at the following email address:
(salary grade: W2 NBesO)
If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Hiltscher.