Endowed Junior Professor (W1) for Sustainable Use of Natural Resources

  • University of Hohenheim - Universität Hohenheim
  • University of Hohenheim, Schloß Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany
  • Feb 08, 2021
Full time Agriculture/Horticulture & Aquaculture Biology/Biotechnology/Life Sciences Geology/Earth & Ocean Sciences Sciences and Technology: other

Job Description


The Faculty of Agricultural Sciences invites applications for the position of an

Endowed Junior Professor (W1) for Sustainable Use of Natural Resources

at the Institute of Social Sciences in Agriculture to be filled as soon as possible.


The professor (m/f/d) will represent the subject in research and teaching. The professorship’s research concentration will be on interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research in the field of sustainability, with particular emphasis on agricultural land use systems. The application-oriented research should contribute to solving urgent environmental problems in the context of global food security and be of particular relevance to developing and transitioning countries.

Excellent knowledge of both quantitative and qualitative empirical research methods from the social and environmental sciences is required; an expansion of the range of methods to include transdisciplinary approaches or the ability to link into these approaches is particularly welcomed. Preferably, the applicant will have in-depth knowledge about the methods of spatial econometrics and/or the application of geographic information systems.

The successful candidate will cooperate with other professors in agricultural sciences, political sciences, and social sciences and contribute to strengthening the inter-faculty focus on "Global Food Security and Ecosystems" at the University of Hohenheim. A high degree of international visibility and research networking are particularly desirable, for which e.g. field work in different countries can serve.

The teaching load will comprise four contact hours per week. The professor will teach courses in the subject area outlined above in the Bachelor's and Master's degree programs of the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences. Candidates should be able to teach both in German and in English.


Preferred and Required Qualifications

To be appointed, the candidate must have a completed university degree, pedagogical aptitude, and an outstanding doctorate. A further prerequisite for appointment is the proven procurement of funding from the "Robert Bosch Junior Professorship for the Sustainable Use of Natural Resources" program.

Application Details

If the requirements for civil service are met, the appointment will be a temporary civil service position for six years.

With equal qualifications, preference will be given to candidates with disabilities.

The University of Hohenheim seeks to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching and therefore strongly encourages female scientists to apply.

Please attach the following documents to your application: a cover letter, a statement of your future research interests, a curriculum vitae, transcripts of records and degree certificates, a list of publications, a list of third-party funded projects, a teaching record, information on teaching evaluations as well as three key publications.

Please apply online https://www.uni-hohenheim.de/en/prof-appt-portal by 22 February 2021. Questions regarding the position may be directed to Prof. Dr. Claudia Bieling (claudia.bieling@uni-hohenheim.de).



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