Job announcement
University of Potsdam

Academic Staff Member (m/f) - Animal Ecology

Application deadline: not specified

The University of Potsdam is seeking to fill the following position by 1. May 2017:

Academic Staff Member (m/f)

Animal Ecology

The animal ecology group in Potsdam works on topics of behavioural ecology such as reproductive strategies, adaptations to predation risk, or behavior in anthropogenic landscapes. We work in large outdoor enclosures, a behavioural lab, and with wild populations of animals in the field, mainly using small mammals as our study system. We are part of the graduate school BioMove (Biodiversity and movement ecology) and the Berlin-Brandenburg of Biodiversity (BBIBs).

For information about out group please see

The candidate is expected to conduct research complementing our profile. We expect continuation of publishing, the potential to aquire independent dfg research grants, an interest in joined research with the group, enjoyment of teaching and supervision, and an affinity to experimental work and advanced statistics. Please read our English homepage to learn more about our research and the group.


  • Research activity in the field of terrestrial animal ecology /behavioural ecology connecting to our facilities and/or research topics
  • Teaching and Supervision of Master and Bachelorstudents
  • Acquisition of funding for and supervision of own doctoral students


  • Doctoral degree in animal ecology / behavioural ecology

Under the laws of the federal state of Brandenburg, employees under this contract are permitted to dedicate at least 33% of their contract time for their scientific qualification (Habilitation). The University strives for a balanced gender ratio in all occupational groups.Applicants with disabilities will be given preference in case of equal suitability. Applicants with an immigration background are specificially encouraged to apply.

The salary is determined by the collective bargaining agreement for public employees in Germany (TV-L 13 Ost). This is a temporary position limited to a max of 3+3 years in accordance with Section 2 subsection 1 of the Academic Fixed-Term Contract Law (WissZeitVG).

The number of teaching hours (4 SWS) complies with the applicable provisions of the Teaching Obligation Ordinance (Lehrverpflichtungsverordnung, or LehrVV) of the federal state of Brandenburg as well as the teaching load regulations approved by the Senate of the University of Potsdam:

Applicants should send their application materials as soon as possible by email to Prof. Dr. J. Eccard, with the subject line “WiMi Animal Ecology”

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