Job Announcement
University of Greifswald, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences

Professor (W2) of Animal Ecology

Application deadline: 16.02.2018

The University of Greifswald’s Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences is seeking to fill the position of a

Professor (W2) of Animal Ecology

at the Zoological Institute and Museum, to be appointed as soon as possible.

We are seeking an internationally recognized expert with a strong research record in the areas of animal ecology and evolutionary biology. The applicant (f/m) has experience with innovative approaches for studying mechanisms in animals to cope with changing environmental conditions (phenotypic plasticity, genetic adaptation). Participation in local joint research projects such as the DFG Research Training Group 2010 “Biological RESPONSEs to Novel and Changing Environments“ ( and the University’s key field of research „Environmental Change: Responses and Adaptation (ECRA)“ ( is expected.

The successful applicant is expected to participate in teaching (8h per week in each semester) in the bachelor courses 'Biology' and 'Landscape Ecology and Nature Conservation' and the master courses 'Biodiversity and Ecology' as well as 'Landscape Ecology and Nature Conservation'. We expect the candidates to be able to teach in English as well as in German. The candidate should be willing to work in academic committees. International experience is desirable.

Applicants must fulfill the requirements for a university professor according to § 58 of the Landeshochschulgesetz (State Higher Education Law) Mecklenburg-Vorpommern: a university degree at PhD level, independent teaching and research experience as proven by a junior professorship, habilitation or other equivalent position.

In accordance with § 61 LHG M-V, the professor appointed will be assigned the status of a civil servant (Beamtenverhältnis) with unlimited tenure; alternatively, if the applicant is not permanently available: limited tenure as a civil servant or public service employee.

The University would like to increase the proportion of women in areas in which they are underrepresented and thus applications from women are particularly welcome and will be treated with priority if they have the same qualifications and as long as there are no clear reasons which make a fellow applicant more suitable.

Please include only copies of documents in your application, as these will not be returned. Unfortunately, application costs cannot be reimbursed by the State of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

For more information, contact Prof. Dr. Werner Weitschies, Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences.

Applications with all usual documents (Curriculum Vitae (CV) detailing the academic career, list of scholarly publications and courses taught, academic certificates, proof of teaching experience, details of externally raised funds) must be sent by the 16.02.2018 to:

Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald
Dekan der Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftlichen Fakultät
Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Straße 17a
17487 Greifswald
Tel.: +49 3834 420 4000


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