New position at the Stuttgart Museum of Natural History!

Wednesday, 17 March, 2021

Full Professorship (W3) of Biodiversity Monitoring / Director (f/m/d) of the Biodiversity Monitoring Department

As part of the "Integrative Taxonomy" initiative of the state of Baden-Württemberg, a competence center for biodiversity and integrative taxonomy (KomBioTa) is being established at the University of Hohenheim in cooperation with the Stuttgart Museum of Natural History.

The University of Hohenheim's (UHOH) Faculty of Natural Sciences invites applications for the position of a Full Professor (W3) of Biodiversity Monitoring at the Institute of Biology to be filled as soon as possible.

At the Stuttgart Museum of Natural History (SMNS) the position of the Director of the Biodiversity Monitoring Department is to be filled.

The joint appointment by the UHOH and the SMNS will be made according to the Jülich model. Appointment to the University involves an immediate leave of absence to perform duties at SMNS, where the tasks will predominantly be carried out.

The SMNS is one of the most important natural history research museums in Germany and cooperates closely with the UHOH in research and academic teaching. The UHOH's Institute of Biology excels in high-level basic research in organismic biology, among other areas. Together, the two institutions provide an active and strong research environment for studies in systematics, biodiversity, and evolution.

We are seeking a highly motivated scientist (m/f/d) with excellent teamwork skills and proven research achievements in the field of biodiversity monitoring at a high international level. Willingness to engage in a combination of field monitoring and analyze the collection data is expected. Sound knowledge of ecology, statistics, and taxonomy is required, ideally combined with expertise in molecular biology. The successful candidate should be able to teach both in German and English on topics of biodiversity research, methods of monitoring, and aspects of organismic biology at UHOH.

The tasks of the newly established Biodiversity Monitoring Department will include the expansion and further development of the molecular biology laboratory as the SMNS's central biodiversity research facility. In addition, it is expected that the professor will bring in new ideas for interdepartmental networking and profile raising of research activities at SMNS and closely cooperate with related disciplines at UHOH. A central task is to contribute to establishing the Competence Center for Biodiversity and Integrative Taxonomy at UHOH.

Please attach the following documents to your application: a cover letter, a statement of your future research interests, a curriculum vitae, transcripts of records and degree certificates, a list of publications, a list of third-party funded projects, a teaching record, information on teaching evaluations as well as three key publications.

Please send your electronic application (in German or English) by April 15, 2021 to the chairperson of the appointment committee Prof. Dr. Waltraud Schulze using the appointment portal ( ). Questions can be addressed to

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