W2 Professorship for Agronomy and Yield Physiology


The Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Nutritional Sciences and Environmental Management invites applications for a W2 Professorship for Agronomy and Yield Physiology provisionally limited to a period of six years as of October 1st, 2019. Reference is made to 64 section 1 and 4 Hessisches Hochschulgesetz (HHG) and to conditions of employment based on 62 HHG. In case of eligibility, which will be evaluated according to 64, section 2 HHG, a permanent W3 Professorship will be offered subsequently. Proficient knowledge of German is expected.

The position holder will be responsible for teaching in Agronomy and closely related disciplines within the faculty's German language BSc and MSc study programs. Contribution to the continuing development of teaching programs, including the international MSc in Agrobiotechnology, is desired. The successful applicant is furthermore expected to develop and lead future-oriented research in the field of applied agronomy, with a particular focus on yield physiology and sustainable productivity of major field crops. Close cooperation with related research disciplines, for example plant breeding or plant nutrition, is desired, as is the implementation and development of innovative methods to investigate yield physiology.

Applicants have to display an excellent publication record in relevant, highly-ranked, international peer-reviewed journals. Experience is expected in acquisition and leadership of externally funded research projects and in research cooperation with academic and non-academic partners on a national and international level.

Justus Liebig University Giessen (JLU) aims to employ more women in academic research. We therefore particularly encourage female candidates to apply. JLU pursues the goal at faculty leadership level of increased competence in dealing with gender and family-related issues. JLU is regarded as a family-friendly university.

Applicants with children are very welcome. Applications from disabled people of equal aptitude will be given preference.

Please send your letter of application (no e-mails please) with a CV and a documentation of your qualifications and teaching competence to: The President of Justus-Liebig University Giessen, Erwin-Stein-Gebaeude, Goethestrasse 58, 35390 Giessen, Germany, quoting reference number 9-18/17. Applications must be received by October 5th, 2017 at the latest.

Candidates are strongly recommended to refer to our webpage on employment http://www.uni-giessen.de/stellenmarkt/ and application procedures at: http://www.uni-giessen.de/stellenmarkt/merkblatt.pdf. Please only submit copies of your applications documents as they cannot be returned after the application procedure is completed.

published: 07 September 2017     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.