The University of Bayreuth is a research-oriented university with internationally competitive, interdisciplinary focus areas in research and teaching. The Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences at the University of Bayreuth is currently seeking to appoint a
Full Professor of Ecological Microbiology
starting in April 2019. This is a permanent civil service position.
We are seeking a candidate with an excellent track-record in internationally recognized research and proven teaching experience
in the field of microbial ecology. The ideal candidate will employ modern experimental, and in particular molecular approaches
to study a prominent aspect of research in the ecology of prokaryotic microorganisms. The successful candidate is expected to
complement and strengthen the existing focus areas ”Ecology and Environmental Sciences“ and ”Molecular
Biosciences“, represented by the Bayreuth Center of Ecology and Environmental Research (BayCEER) and the Bayreuth
Center for Molecular Biosciences (BZMB), respectively. He / She will contribute to teaching in microbiology and microbial
ecology at basic and advanced levels within the bachelor and master programs of Biology and Geoecology.
Requirements for this position (in accordance with Article 7 and Article 10 para 3 BayHSchPG) are a university degree, a doctoral
degree, Habilitation (post-doctoral lecturing qualification), and proven excellence in teaching. Alternatively evidence of equivalent
scholarly achievement for example as a junior professor or in a non-university environment will also be considered. The ability to
teach in English and German is expected. Only applicants who are 51 years of age or younger can be hired as civil servants (Article
10 para 3 BayHSchPG).
The University of Bayreuth seeks to increase the proportion of women involved in research and teaching (in accordance with Article
4 para 2 sentence 1 BayHSchG) and therefore particularly welcomes female applicants. All qualifications being equal, severely disabled
applicants will be given priority. The University of Bayreuth strives to further increase the diversity of its academic staff. For
this reason, scholars who can help make the research and teaching profile of the university more diverse are strongly encouraged
to apply. Applicants with children are highly welcome. The University of Bayreuth has been certified as a ”family-friendly
university“ and offers ”dual career support“ for career-oriented partners of highly qualified employees. In
addition, an extended audit conducted by the German Rectors’ Conference (HRK) returned a favourable review for the University
of Bayreuth’s commitment to internationalization.
Please send your cover letter and supporting documents (CV outlining your education and academic career, copies of certificates,
a list of publications and third-party funded projects, a description of your research interests, a summary of teaching activities
and evaluations) to the Dean of the Faculty of Biology, Chemistry & Earth Sciences, University of Bayreuth, D-95440 Bayreuth,
by October 13th 2017. Application documents cannot be returned to the applicant, and if unsuccessful, the files will
be permanently disposed of in accordance with Data Protection Law. Please also submit an identical copy of your application as
a single PDF file (up to 30 MB) to firstname.lastname@example.org,
and in addition complete and return the questionnaire for applicants, downloadable at ”