Full Professorship (W3) in Botanical Sciences/Botany

Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences

deadline for submission:


start of recruitment :

as soon as possible

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We are looking for an excellent scientist with an internationally recognized research portfolio in systematics, evolution and diversity of plants. Research should ideally combine morphological and molecular methods. The successful candidate is expected to be willing to collaborate with other departments at the Institute of Biology of the University of Kassel. Multidisciplinary collaboration with the working groups of the Organic Agricultural Sciences and/or Nanoscience of the University of Kassel is also desirable. In teaching the candidate should broadly represent the field of Botany (including Bachelor and Master degree programmes in Biology, teaching degrees for the secondary modern, the junior high as well as the secondary schools). A contribution to the Bachelor and Master degree programmes in Nanoscience is optional.


Cooperation in academic self-management is an obligatory integral part of the position to be filled.


The conditions of employment include besides a PhD in Biology or a related discipline a habilitation (or equivalent), as well as experience with teaching Botany. In addition, experience with successful application for and completion of externally funded projects is required.


The employment and performance requirements apply pursuant to §§ 61, 62 of the Higher Education Act of Hessen. The ability to teach in German is a prerequisite for a successful application.


For further information, please contact the Chair of the selection committee, Prof. Dr. Georg Mayer (georg.mayer[at]uni-kassel[dot]de, 0561 804-4806 or 0561 804 4805).


The Universität Kassel is highly interested in its employees’ professional satisfaction. Therefore its Dual Career Service and its Family Welcome Service aim to promote the balance between partnerships, families and professional development. Among the strategic goals of the Universität Kassel is to considerably increase the proportion of women in research and teaching. Therefore, applications from women are especially desired. Applicants with disabilities, who are equally qualified and suitable, will receive preference. Please send your application including CV, certificates, credentials, list of publications, 3 selected reprints, presentation of research strategy, list of courses taught, statement of teaching strategy. Applications can be sent, with reference number, in electronic form to the President of the Universität Kassel, 34109 Kassel or to bewerbungen[at]uni-kassel[dot]de. In the event of any differences between the German and English versions of this call for application, the German wording is legally binding.