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Lecturer/Senior Research Assistant in Plant Ecology

Institute of Evolution and Ecology (EvE), Plant Ecology Group

Bewerbungsfrist: 20.10.2019

The Plant Ecology Group at the University of Tübingen is searching for a 

Lecturer/Senior Research Assistant in Plant Ecology.

The position is equivalent to a Lecturer or Assistant Professor position (German pay scale E13 TV-L). It is not tenured but scheduled for an initial period of three years with an option for extension by another three years. The starting date is negotiable, but an ideal starting time is January 1st. 2020.

The candidate is expected to develop an own independent research portfolio that is compatible with the general research interests of the Plant Ecology Group but which also adds novel aspects to the portfolio of the group. In addition, the position includes teaching (four hours per week during semester time) on an undergraduate and graduate level in the field of Plant Ecology, Conservation Biology, Botany and/or Evolution. 

We are searching for an ecologist with excellent theoretical and practical knowledge in the field of plant ecology and a strongly conceptual approach to science. The focus of his/her interests and skills should be on one or more of the following fields: plant population ecology, community ecology, biotic interactions, global change biology, invasion biology, theoretical ecology, evolutionary ecology, or molecular ecology. 

The candidate should hold a Ph.D. in ecology or a related field and should ideally have some Post-Doctoral experience. Furthermore, the candidate should have excellent skills in designing and analysing ecological experiments and in other theoretical approaches to ecology, and s/he should have excellent writing and presentation skills. Botanical knowledge, teaching experience is highly welcome. Knowledge of German is not essential, but we would expect the candidate to learn German within an appropriate time. 

The University seeks to raise the number of women in research and teaching and therefore urges qualified women academics to apply for these positions. 

Disabled candidates will be given preference over other equally qualified applicants. 

Please send your application including a letter of interest, a teaching and research concept, CV and a list of publications to Prof. Dr. Katja Tielbörger (vegetationspam to whom also inquiries should be addressed. Please also make sure that two letters of reference will be sent to the above address independently. 

The deadline for applications is October, 20, 2019, or until the position is filled.