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Tuesday, October 11

Lecturer / Senior Research Assistant in Plant Ecology, University of Tübingen

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 scheduled for an initial period of three years with an option for extension. The starting date is negotiable, but an ideal starting time is April 1st, 2017.

The candidate is expected to develop an own independent research portfolio which is compatible with the general research interests of the Plant Ecology Group (see https://tielboergergroup.wordpress.com/) 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: ecological modeling, plant population ecology, community ecology, biotic interactions, global change biology, invasion biology, theoretical 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 and teaching experience is highly welcome. Knowledge of German is welcome but not essential.

The University seeks to raise the number of women in research and teaching and therefore urges qualified female 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 as a single pdf-file to Prof. Dr. Katja Tielbörger (vegetation@bot.uni-tuebingen.de) 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 January 15, 2017, or until the position is filled.