Full Professorship (W3) for Zoology / Evolution

Reference No. 2022/251.

The Department of Biology in the Faculty of Science seeks to fill this position by October 1, 2023, subject to the approval of the Ministry of Science, Research and The Arts Baden-Württemberg and the University Council.

The University of Konstanz is one of eleven Universities of Excellence in Germany. Since 2007 it has been successful in the German Excellence Initiative and its follow-up programme, the Excellence Strategy.

Candidates should work and be internationally recognized for research in the field of evolution of behaviour. The ideal candidate has a strong focus on conceptual and/or theoretical research and is a leading expert in e.g. theoretical evolutionary biology, evolution of sociality, or behavioural genomics. Experience with multidisciplinary approaches will be an advantage, as a close interaction with and participation in current local research consortia, in particular the “Cluster of Collective Behaviour” as well as a contribution to the development of future research consortia is expected. Furthermore, the successful candidate is strongly committed to teaching of Evolution and Zoology at the undergraduate Bachelor and graduate Master levels within our “Biological Sciences” and “Life Science” programs.

For further information, please contact Christian Voolstra, Department of Biology, at christian.voolstra@uni-konstanz.de (phone +49 7531 88-3860), or Iain Couzin, speaker of the excellence cluster “Centre for the Advanced Study of Collective Behaviour” at iain.couzin@uni-konstanz.de (phone: +49 7531 88-4928) or refer to the department website at biology.uni-konstanz.de. If you have queries concerning the application procedure, please contact Helgard Fischer at sek1.ref@uni-konstanz.de (phone +49 7531 88-2413).

Recruitment requirements are a university degree, doctorate, habilitation, or equivalent scientific achievement (e.g., Associate Professor).

In all other respects, the hiring requirements for professorships follow from § 47 paragraph 1,2 of the Landeshochschulgesetz.

We look forward to receiving your application with the usual documents (curriculum vitae, publication list, a list of grants and awards, details of teaching experience, statements on current research topics, future research directions and interests) until January 11, 2023 via our Online Application Portal.

The University of Konstanz is committed to ensuring an environment that provides equal opportunities and promotes diversity as well as a good balance between university and family life. As an equal opportunity employer, we strive to increase the number of women working in research and teaching. We also support working couples through our dual career programme.

Persons with disabilities are explicitly encouraged to apply. They will be given preference if appropriately qualified (contact sbv@uni-konstanz.de, + 49 7531 88-4016).



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