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Junior Professorship (W1 Tenure-Track Leading to W2)
in Plankton Ecology

Universität Hamburg is dedicated to sustainability, equal opportunity, and family-friendly policies. We also prize cultural diversity, communication, and interaction among people from different backgrounds and with different lifestyles.

The Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Natural Sciences invites applications for a


commencing as soon as possible, ref. no. JP 257

The successful candidate is expected to:
  • Conduct research and teach in the field of biological oceanography, in particular, the candidate must contribute to the foundation courses of the bachelor's and master's program Marine Ecosystem and Fisheries Science (MARSYS) at Universität Hamburg;
  • establish a research group;
  • supervise BSc, MSc and PhD students;
  • and contribute to the self-administration of the Institute and the Faculty.
The successful candidate is invited to participate in the Cluster of Excellence and the Center for Earth System Research and Sustainability.

Section 12 subsection 7 sentence 2 of the Hamburg Higher Education Act (Hamburgisches Hochschulgesetz, HmbHG), applies.

Requirements: Applicants should have an outstanding PhD in biological oceanography or a related discipline with focus on experimental and/or field research on climate-relevant aspects of marine plankton ecology.
Academic qualifications and additional requirements as specified in Section 18 HmbHG.

Further criteria:
Applicants are expected to have international research experience as well as a successful track record in acquiring external funding and carrying out externally funded projects. The University places particular emphasis on the quality of teaching and therefore requests that applicants provide details of their teaching experience and objectives.

A tenure-track evaluation will be conducted during the second phase of the junior professorship in order to determine whether requirements for appointment to a W2 professorship have been met. Section 15 HmbHG applies. Upon proof that the candidate fulfills the requirements for an appointment to a W2 professorship, he or she is eligible for a tenured professorship. The regulations prohibiting internal appointments (Hausberufungsverbot) also apply to junior professorships.

In accordance with Section 14 subsection 3 sentence 3 HmbHG, Universität Hamburg seeks to increase the proportion of women in teaching and research and encourages female academics to apply.

Qualified disabled candidates or applicants with equivalent status receive preference in the application process.

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Inga Hense at +49 40-42838-6641 or

The application deadline is 10. November 2016. Please submit your application, including standard documents (CV, list of publications, teaching experience, external funding record, copies of certification and documents, three representative publications) and reference number JP 257 to:

An den
Präsidenten der Universität Hamburg
Mittelweg 177
20148 Hamburg

or preferably by email to


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published: 29 September 2016     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.