The University of Cologne, Faculty of Medicine, posts the position of a
Professorship (W2, tenure track W2) for Cellular Neuroscience/Cellular Neurophysiology
as per the requirements outlined in § 36 of the Universities act of North Rhine-Westphalia (HG NRW). The position is to be filled by October 1, 2020.
This call is part of the Tenure Track Programme of the German Federal Government and the Federal States. lt addresses researchers at an early career stage.
The primary objective of the new appointment is the development of an internationally competitive research programme that strongly complements the focus research areas of the Medical Faculty. Close interactions with Collaborative Research Centers and Research Units of the DFG on campus, the local Max Planck Institutes for Biology of Ageing and Metabolism Research, the Cologne Excellence Cluster CECAD and centers such as the Cologne Center for Genomics (CCG) and the Center of Molecular Medicine Cologne (CMMC) as well as the DZNE and the Forschungszentrum Jülich are expected.
The successful candidate is expected to have outstanding academic achievements in cellular neurosciences/cellular or systems neurophysiology. Scientific excellence and a particular commitment to teaching students and the motivation to actively contribute to the development of university courses at the Faculty of Medicine are presumed.
Social skills, the capacity to work in multidisciplinary teams, to apply for third-party research funding and to participate at joint research projects are prerequisites.
At the latest in the fifth year after entering into office, a final evaluation will be held according to the Regulations for Quality Assurance in Tenure Track Procedures at the University of Cologne. In case of a successful evaluation, the candidate will be given tenure at W2 level.
The University of Cologne is committed to equal opportunities and diversity. Women are encouraged to apply and given priority in accordance with the Equal Opportunities Act of North Rhine-Westphalia (Landesgleichstellungsgesetz – LGG NRW). We also expressly welcome applications from people with special needs or of equal status.
The University of Cologne is an equal opportunity employer in compliance with the German disabilities laws. Candidates with disabilities are therefore strongly encouraged to apply.
Applications should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, including publication list and a list of third-party grants, reprints of the five most important publications, teaching record, teaching concept, research concept and copies of credentials and records. Applications should be addressed to the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Cologne, and submitted via our Academic Job Portal (https://berufungen.uni-koeln.de) no later than 24.01.2020.