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W1 professorship in zoology esp. population genetics with tenure track (W2)

University of Cologne

Cologne, Germany

The Institute of Zoology of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Cologne, invites applications for the position of a

W1 professorship in zoology esp. population genetics with tenure track (W2)

to be filled by April 1st 2020.

This call is part of the Federal Tenure Track Programme. It addresses researchers at an early career stage. We seek young researchers with an exceptional track record and the potential for establishing and advancing ecological research at the Institute of Zoology.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to research in animal population genetics at the Institute of Zoology. Special interest will be given to applications who have specialized in animal population genetics in natural populations using the most up-to-date methodological approaches in the field with emphasis on both evolutionary and ecological aspects. Active contributions to the Department´s research initiatives (e.g. Collaborative Research Centres, e.g. CRC 1211, and Clusters of Excellence) will be expected.

With respect to teaching, the successful candidate will represent the field of zoology and ecology in its entirety in the Bachelor and Master programs at the Institute of Zoology. Contributions to basic undergraduate teaching are obligatory.

Qualification requirements are in accordance with the North Rhine-Westphalia University Law and include an excellent track record in research and teaching.

In the third year after entering into office, an interim evaluation is held. This serves as the basis for the decision as to whether an extension for a further three years will be granted to the candidate. At the latest, a final evaluation is held in the sixth year after entering into office. On this basis, a decision will be reached as to whether the candidate will be given tenure at W2 level. Both evaluations are carried out according to the Regulations for Quality Assurance in Tenure Track Procedures at the University of Cologne. W1 professorships comprise a teaching load of four hours per week (i.e., two 90-minute courses per semester) in the first qualification phase and five hours per week in the second qualification phase. W2 professorships comprise a teaching load of nine semester hours per week.

The University of Cologne promotes equal opportunities and diversity. Women are strongly encouraged to apply and will be considered preferentially in accordance with LGG NRW. Applications from disabled candidates are most welcome and are preferentially considered in case of equal qualification.

Applications should include the usual documents (CV, list of publications, list of courses already taught, teaching evaluations (if available), certificates regarding qualifications and appointments), the amount of third-party funds acquired, as well as research and teaching concepts. Applications should be submitted via the Academic Job Portal of the University of Cologne ( no later than June 30th, 2019 to the Dean of the Faculty of Mathematic and Natural Sciences of the University of Cologne, Albertus-Magnus-Platz, 50923 Cologne, email:

Please apply via recruiter’s website.