Tenure-Track Assistant Professorship in Ecology

University of Basel

Basel, , CH

The Department of Environmental Sciences at the Faculty of Science of the University of Basel invites applications for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professorship in Ecology.

Your position

The new Professor and her/his research group will be expected to develop and strengthen research and teaching in ecology within the Department of Environmental Sciences ( http://duw.unibas.ch). Research may include community and/or ecosystem research at different spatial and temporal scales, with a focus, for example, in food-web dynamics, interaction networks, global change ecology, biodiversity research, population ecology and/or conservation biology. Particularly valued is research involving field work combined with quantitative tools and modelling.

The new professor is expected to develop a strong research program and to attract external funding, to teach both at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and to help expand and further develop the curriculum within the BSc and MSc programs in biology and geosciences.

Your profile

Applicants should hold a PhD in ecology or a related field, and have a proven track record of research activities, a strong publication record and a history of externally funded research. We particularly welcome applications by candidates with knowledge and experience in a range of ecological techniques and with a demonstrated ability to combine ecological science with other environmental sciences in an interdisciplinary context. Applications from female researchers are encouraged.

We offer you

The Department of Environmental Sciences at the University of Basel investigates the complex interactions between biosphere, geosphere and anthroposphere, and provides excellent research and teaching conditions in a stimulating and vibrant environment. It maintains a wide range of collaborations with other departments of the University of Basel, as well as national and international networks with other high-profile research institutes. The University of Basel is an equal opportunity and family-friendly employer.

Application / Contact

Applications (including a letter of motivation, CV, list of publications, statements on research and teaching interests, and three names for referees) should be sent by e-mail as one single pdf document to Prof. Dr. Martin Spiess, Dean of the Faculty of Science, University of Basel, Klingelbergstrasse 50, 4056 Basel, Switzerland / Email: [email protected]

For further information on the position, contact Prof. Dr. Moritz Lehmann, Head of the Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Basel ([email protected])

The application deadline is 31 August 2020.