Full Professorship (W3) in Forest Entomology and Forest Protection

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The Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Freiburg invites applications for a

Full Professorship (W3) in Forest Entomology and Forest Protection  

(Succession of Prof. Boppré)

in the Institute of Forest Sciences to be filled as soon as possible.

The applicant is expected to cover in research and teaching the fields of Forest Entomology and Forest Protection. This comprises contributions to several relevant research topics such as population ecology of beneficial and harmful insects, introduced and invasive species, biodiversity and conservation biology, as well as the development of forest protection concepts.

Contributions to related focal research fields of the faculty in the areas of protection of natural resources, global change, and natural hazards and risks are expected. It is desired to develop collaborations with external research partners such as the Forest Research Institute of Baden-Württemberg and the Faculty of Biology. The applicant should have distinguished herself/himself through interdisciplinary and internationally recognised research activities.

The focus of teaching activities will be in the BSc programs Forestry and Environment (Waldwirtschaft und Umwelt) and Environmental Sciences (Umweltnaturwissenschaften), and in the MSc programs Forest Sciences (Forstwissenschaften) and Environmental Sciences (Umweltwissenschaften). It is expected that the professor will also assume coordinative roles in these programs and also contribute to further study programs of the faculty.

We are looking for a personality that is internationally recognized in the relevant research areas and has a demonstrated ability for interdisciplinary collaborations, successful project management and excellent teaching. We expect the development of an active, nationally and internationally well-connected research group that is supported through external funding from public and private sources.

Prerequisites for the employment of Professors are a university degree, an outstanding dissertation and an excellent publication record. Substantial achievements and experience in academic research and teaching, at the level of a Habilitation according to the German academic system, are expected.

Additional conditions of employment are:

  • Experience and demonstrated excellence (based on peer reviewed publications) in Forest Entomology and Forest Protection;
  • Competence in the acquisition and successful completion of externally funded research projects and in the establishment of national and international research networks;
  • Excellent didactic skills and proofs of the ability to teach successfully;
  • Leadership skills, excellent ability to communicate, to work in teams, to forge cooperation in research and teaching, to foster inter- and transdisciplinary dialogues;
  • Willingness to participate in management and development processes within the faculty and the university and to contribute effectively in university administration matters.

We are particularly pleased to receive applications from women for the position advertised here.

The following application documents are to be submitted:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Certificates of degrees and academic qualifications as well as references
  • Complete list of papers and invited lectures specifying the 5 most important publications (as well as information about ORCID-ID, Google Scholar Citation Index or similar)
  • List of current and previous projects including the financial support received
  • Concept paper outlining future research and teaching foci (max. 1-2 pages)

In addition, we require the completed application form provided at http://www.zuv.uni-freiburg.de/formulare/bewerbungsbogen_englisch.pdf. Submit this form together with the abovementioned supporting documents stating the reference number 10843 by June 12th, 2018 at the latest.

Please send your application to the following address in written or electronic form:

Dekanat der Fakultät für Umwelt und Natürliche Ressourcen

Tennenbacherstr. 4

79106 Freiburg / Germany

e-mail: dekanat@unr.uni-freiburg.de

For further information, please contact Dean Prof. Dr. Tim Freytag at Tel. 0761-203 3601 or e-mail dekanat@unr.uni-freiburg.de.

Further information on the appointment procedure can be found in the Code for Practice for professorial appointments, available under

For important legal information, see http://www.uni-freiburg.de/stellen

Job Type: 
Job Listing Expiration: 
60 Days
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University of Freiburg
Name of Contact Person: 
Dean Prof. Dr. Tim Freytag
Contact Person's Phone: 
+49 761-203 3601
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