RWTH Aachen University (RWTH Aachen)

Full Professor (W3) in Molecular Plant Physiology

RWTH Aachen University

Aachen, Germany

RWTH Aachen University is one of Germany’s pre-eminent Universities of Excellence, which entails the highest quality in teaching and world-class research. RWTH addresses bold, scientific questions; it also assumes a profound responsibility toward society and transfers its knowledge into meaningful applications. RWTH strives for the convergence of knowledge, methods, and findings from its research fields and integrates in-depth disciplinary knowledge into interdisciplinary research consortia represented as profile areas. The university’s dynamic, creative, and international environment encompasses efficient research networks, institutionalized cooperations, and, most of all, the innovative RWTH Campus-Project which harbors one of the most extensive technology-oriented research landscapes in Europe.
Full Professor (W3) in Molecular Plant Physiology
Faculty of Mathematics, Computer Science and Natural Sciences
We are seeking qualified applicants for teaching and research in the area of Molecular Plant Physiology. The starting date is summer semester 2021. Research at RWTH Aachen’s Department of Biology includes Integrated Bioeconomy and Computational Life Science. We thus seek a candidate who works at the intersection of cellular and molecular plant physiology in the context of an integrated bioeconomy (e.g. plant adaptation to biotic or abiotic stress). We envisage combinations of ecophysiology, molecular biology/genetics and biochemistry. We expect collaborations within the faculty, with other faculties at RWTH Aachen University, and with the Forschungszentrum Jülich. We expect a strong international research profile and a remarkable extramural funding record. Teaching includes lectures, seminars, and lab courses in plant physiology in the B.Sc. and M.Sc. programs of the department, which includes a contribution to general teaching of plant physiology. We also expect participation in academic self administration.
A doctoral degree is required; additionally, Habilitation (postdoctoral lecturing qualification), an exemplary record of research achievement as an assistant/an associate/a junior professor or university researcher and/or an outstanding career outside academia are highly desirable. Ability in and commitment to teaching are essential. The application should include supporting documents regarding success in teaching. German is not necessary to begin but will be expected as a teaching language within the first 5 years.
Please send a cover letter stating research aims and a CV to:
Dekan der Fakultät für Mathematik, Informatik und Naturwissenschaften der RWTH Aachen University, Prof. Dr. Honerkamp, 52056 Aachen.
In addition, please complete the questionnaire, accessible at
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The deadline for applications is 15 July 2020.
This position is also available as part-time employment per request. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of gender. RWTH Aachen University is certified as a family-friendly university and offers a dual career program for partner hiring. We particularly welcome and encourage applications from women, disabled people and ethnic minority groups, recognizing they are underrepresented across RWTH Aachen University. The principles of fair and open competition apply and appointments will be made on merit.

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Full Professor (W3) in Molecular Plant Physiology