Stellenauschreibung: Assistant-Professur an der Universität Salzburg

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The working group Ecology, Biodiversity and Evolution of Plants at the Department of Organismic Biology, University of Salzburg, Austria, invites applications for an

Assistant Professor (tenure track) position

available from March 1st 2014. The appointment will be made for six years with the possibility of promotion to a permanent position as Associate Professor.

The position will focus on Plant Ecology, Biodiversity and Evolution using molecular, experimental, and / or biochemical approaches. The successful applicant should have an excellent research experience and publication record and also experience with teaching and grant acquisition.

The successful applicant is expected to have a PhD in Biology and experience in modern molecular methods (e.g., next generation sequencing technologies) applied to current questions in ecology and/or evolutionary biology. It would also be of advantage to have experience in field/glasshouse experiments in conjunction with genomics (functional adaptive) and / or chemical-ecological analyses.

The successful candidate will teach courses (usually in German) in plant ecology, biodiversity and evolution (4 hrs per week and semester) and supervise undergraduate as well as graduate students. She/he is expected and will be assisted to develop new projects and secure funding as independent investigator. Commencing salary (before tax) will be in accordance with a qualification agreement and €4.004,70 per month (14 x per annum) [or €3.381,70 per month (14 x per annum) in case this agreement is not yet concluded at the time of appointment].

Applications (in German or English) should include a letter of motivation describing the qualifications and research interests, a CV, a list of publications, an overview of teaching experience, and a statement of future research and teaching activities. The documents should be sent to the president of the University of Salzburg, Univ.-Prof. Dr. Heinrich Schmidinger, Serviceeinrichtung Personal, Kapitelgasse 4, 5020 Salzburg, Austria. The closing date for applications is October 23, 2013. For additional information, see, Jobs & Karriere, or contact Univ.-Prof. Dr. Hans Peter Comes (peter.comes(at) or Univ.-Prof. Dr. Stefan Dötterl (stefan.doetterl(at)


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