Job Announcement
TU Berlin, Institute of Ecology & Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW)

W2 - Animal ecology in ecologically oriented planning

Application deadline: 09.02.2017
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Technische Universität Berlin - Faculty VI - Planning Building Environment – Institute of Ecology and Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW) invite applications for a position of a

University Professor - salary grade W2
for the field of "Animal ecology in ecologically oriented planning".

Faculty VI

Reference number: VI-688/16 (starting at the earliest possible / permanent / closing date for applications 09/02/17)

Working field: We expect candidates to represent the field of “animal ecology with particular emphasis on its relevance and relationship to landscape planning” in research and teaching and have a strong motivation to contribute to the teach- ing in the Bachelor and Master courses “Ökologie und Umweltplanung” and in the Master course “Stadtökologie” (“Urban Ecosystem Science”). At the same time, the successful candidate will lead the Section of “Habitat analysis and spatial modelling of species distribution/GIS-Lab” and the „Thematic Research Group Concepts and Computation in Ecology and Evolution (C2E2)" at the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW), Berlin. A major focus of research is on the modelling of spatial biodiversity patterns and processes at the landscape scale.

Requirements: Successful applicants must fulfil the requirements for appointment at the professor level in compliance with § 100 BerlHG (Berlin Higher Education Act), including a completed academic education, qualified achievements in research (PhD), postdoctoral lecture qualification (Habilitation) or equivalent qualification and pedagogical didactic quali- fications, to be proven by teaching experience (for more information see TUB Website, quick access no. 144242). Can- didates must have an excellent record in research in at least one of the following fields of research: Habitat modelling, landscape ecology, biodiversity conservation. We expect excellent competence and experience in the development of GIS-based methods.

Both Technische Universität Berlin and the IZW are determined to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching and therefore strongly encourage qualified female researchers to apply. Qualified individuals with disabilities will be favored.

Technische Universität Berlin is a certified family-friendly higher education institution, and our Dual Career Service offers assistance to you and your family when relocating to Berlin.

Please send your application until 09/02/17 with the reference number preferably by e-mail to and attach the following documents: CV, relevant certificates, teaching profile, list of pub- lications and directory of courses held, as well as a summary of scientific, educational and administrative activities. Please note that applications cannot be submitted via dropbox. Further documents may be requested at a later stage. The total length of the application must not exceed 30 pages (A4). Alternatively, applications may be submitted in writing together with a digital version (USB drive) to Technische Universität Berlin – Der Präsident –, Dekan der Fakultät VI, Planen Bauen Umwelt, Sekr. A 1, Straße des 17. Juni 152, D - 10623 Berlin. For any enquiries relating to the applica- tion process please contact the faculty administration via e-mail to, any enquiries about the  position  please  direct  to  Prof.  Ingo  Kowarik  (,  phone  +49  (0)30  31471350/72) or to Prof. Heribert Hofer (, phone +49 (0)30 5168101). Please send copies only. Original documents will not be returned. The vacancy is also available on the internet at

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