Tenure-Track Professorships Göttingen

posted by Katalin Teller on 2009/03/22 21:15

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The University of Göttingen, together with the non-university research institutions of the Göttingen Research Campus, invites applications for 3 Tenure-Track Professorships and the establishment of Independent Research Groups in all areas of the University's research fields. Deadline for applications: April 26, 2009.

The positions as head of so-called Free-Floater Research Groups will be at the W1 salary level (Junior Professorship), have a reduced teaching load (2 hrs/wk), six years of funding to build up an Independent Research Group, and a tenure-track Option (W2/W3) dependent on successful review after 3 and 6 years.

We are looking for young scientists with outstanding scientific qualifications as documented by research activities and publications that have earned a qualified doctoral degree within the last five years or longer if due to familial circumstances.

The Free-Floater Research Groups will be established to support competitive and innovative research ideas. Proposals can be made without topical constraints: The allocation of the Free-Floater Research Groups within the university will depend on the interests and research profile of the group leaders and is open for joint appointments together with non-university research institutions of the Göttingen Research Campus. Successful applicants for a Free-Floater Research Group must be able to make a significant contribution to the strategic development of the university and its faculties (for further Information see: www.uni-goettingen.de/free-floater).

The University of Göttingen places particular emphasis on fostering career opportunities for female scientists and scholars and therefore strongly encourages qualified women to apply. As part of its gender equality concept, the university provides special support to ease the compatibility of career and family and offers a Dual Career Service.

We explicitly welcome applications from abroad. Disabled persons with equivalent aptitude for the position will be favoured.

Applications must be submitted via our online application platform at: www.uni-goettingen.de/positions-exini. You will be required to upload a cover letter, a current CV, publications list, your three most significant articles or publications, information on external funding and awards, a brief three page research plan outlining the envisaged integration into the university and possible joint collaborations with non-university research institutions of the Göttingen Research Campus, and the name and address of three professional references.

The selection procedure will include a symposium to be held in June 2009.

For general information on the University of Göttingen and its research profile, please refer to www.uni-goettingen.de or contact the University of Göttingen, Vice President for Research, Prof. Dr. Hiltraud Casper-Hehne, Wilhelmsplatz 1, 37073 Göttingen.