Professorships and management personnel

As an exciting centre of teaching and research in Leipzig, we strive to attract the best academics to our university. Listed below are our vacant positions for professors, junior professors and senior managerial staff:

The Faculty of Life Sciences seeks to fill the following professorship at the earliest opportunity:

W2 Professorship in Psychological Methods

The job holder will represent the subject of Psychological Methods (including Statistics) in its entirety in the bachelor’s and master’s programmes in Psychology. He or she is expected to have practical experience in conducting the relevant courses, a high level of didactic skills, and an above-average commitment to teaching. It is expected that all basic courses be taught in German. A close coordination with methodical training in the other subjects in Psychology is desirable. At the same time, the establishment of an internationally visible research programme is expected, which should be compatible with the Faculty’s Center of Neuro- and Behavioral Sciences and which enables cooperation with other Psychology chairs as well as with local university and non-university research institutions. Also expected is an active involvement with the interdisciplinary Center for Quantitative Empirical Social Research. Applicants must demonstrate high-quality international publications and a record of acquiring third-party funding. Psychology at Leipzig values transparent and replicable research and supports open science practices. Applicants are asked to state in their application how they have already followed and/or wish to pursue these practices in the future.

The job holder’s rights and obligations are regulated by the Saxon Freedom of Higher Education Act (SächsHSFG) and the Saxon Service Regulations for Higher Education Institutions (DAVOHS). Applicants must meet the requirements of Section 58 SächsHSFG.

Leipzig University is committed to the equality of women and men.
Severely disabled persons are encouraged to apply and will be given preference in the case of equal suitability.
Please send your application with the usual documents (including a detailed CV, a list of scientific work and academic teaching including any records of teaching evaluations, and a certified copy of the certificate of the highest academic degree acquired to date), to:

Leipzig University
Dean of the Faculty of Life Sciences
Professor Tilo Pompe
Brüderstraße 32
04103 Leipzig

by no later than 28 June 2019.

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Closing date:

28 June 2019

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The Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science seeks to fill the following professorship at the earliest opportunity:

W2 Professorship in Calculus of Variations

The applicant should have an outstanding track record in a current field of analysis, in particular calculus of variations or nonlinear partial differential equations. Active collaboration with existing research groups at the Institute of Mathematics and the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences is expected. Experience in the acquisition of third-party funding is desirable. The successful applicant will be involved in teaching analysis at all levels.

The job holder’s rights and obligations are regulated by the Saxon Freedom of Higher Education Act (SächsHSFG) and the Saxon Service Regulations for Higher Education Institutions (DAVOHS). Applicants must meet the requirements of Section 58 SächsHSFG.

Leipzig University is committed to the equality of women and men.

Severely disabled persons are encouraged to apply and will be given preference in the case of equal suitability.

Please send your application with the usual documents (including a detailed CV, a list of scientific work and academic teaching including any records of teaching evaluations, and a certified copy of the certificate of the highest academic degree acquired to date), preferably also in digital format as a single PDF document, to:

Leipzig University
Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
Professor Max-Konstantin von Renesse
Postfach 10 09 20
04009 Leipzig

by no later than 24 June 2019.

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Closing date:

24 June 2019


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The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine seeks to fill the following professorship at the earliest opportunity:

W2 Professorship in Molecular Pathology

The successful applicant will be able to represent the field of molecular pathology in teaching, research and service. We are looking for applicants who can offer personal expertise in molecular and experimental pathology. They should have an innovative research profile with a strong scientific orientation documented by outstanding publications in peer-reviewed journals and successful third-party fundraising activities. We expect engagement to develop and establish new scientific and diagnostic techniques at the institute and the Centre for Pathology and Anatomy of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine.

Candidates must be German board-certified specialists for veterinary pathology and/or Diplomate of the European or American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ECVP/ACVP). It is obligatory for the professor and his/her scientific and technical assistants to contribute to the diagnostic service, specialist training, and teaching duties of the institute. 

The professor for molecular pathology will officially lead the institute’s collaboratively used molecular biological laboratory. Furthermore, an interest in laboratory animal research and qualification as a project leader or deputy project leader for animal experiments according to Section 8 of the German Animal Welfare Act (TierSchG) would be an advantage.

The chair for molecular pathology should contribute to and strengthen the institute’s experimentally oriented future research focus. A willingness to cooperate with other scientific organisations within the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and the wider University is expected. Engagement concerning the strategic research foci of Leipzig University, including Molecular and Cellular Communication in Therapy and Diagnostics as well as Modern Diseases is of particular importance.

The job holder’s rights and obligations are regulated by the Saxon Freedom of Higher Education Act (SächsHSFG) and the Saxon Service Regulations for Higher Education Institutions (DAVOHS). Applicants must meet the requirements of Section 58 SächsHSFG.

Please send your application with the usual documents (including a detailed CV, a list of scientific work and academic teaching including any records of teaching evaluations, and a certified copy of the certificate of the highest academic degree acquired to date as well as a draft paper concerning the strategic orientation of the chair for molecular pathology in science, diagnostics and teaching), preferably also in digital format as a single PDF document, to:

Leipzig University
Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Professor Walter Brehm
An den Tierkliniken 19
04103 Leipzig

by no later than 21 June 2019.

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Leipzig University is committed to the equality of women and men.
Severely disabled persons are encouraged to apply and will be given preference in the case of equal suitability.


Closing date:

21 June 2019


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The Faculty of Education seeks to fill the following professorship at the earliest opportunity:

W3 Professorship in Inclusive Education with particular regard to Special Needs Education

Besides “Education in the Field of Learning”, applicants are expected to demonstrate expertise in at least two of the following subjects for academic research and teaching:

  • Inclusive School Development Research
  • Theory of Inclusive Educational Processes and Didactics, considering Interdisciplinary Learning
  • Special Educational Professionalisation in terms of Inclusive Education

The job holder’s rights and obligations are regulated by the Saxon Freedom of Higher Education Act (SächsHSFG) and the Saxon Service Regulations for Higher Education Institutions (DAVOHS). Applicants must meet the requirements of Section 58 SächsHSFG and provide proof of a minimum of three years’ teaching experience at a school.

Leipzig University is committed to the equality of women and men.

Severely disabled persons are encouraged to apply and will be given preference in the case of equal suitability.

Please send your application with the usual documents (including a detailed CV, a list of scientific work and academic teaching including any records of teaching evaluations, and a certified copy of the certificate of the highest academic degree acquired to date), preferably also in digital format as a single PDF document, to

Leipzig University
Dean of the Faculty of Education
Professor Simone Reinhold
Marschnerstr. 31
04109 Leipzig

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by no later than 14 June 2019.

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Closing date:

14 June 2019

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The Faculty of Economics and Management Science seeks to fill the following professorship from 1 October 2020:

W3 Professorship in Business Administration, especially Marketing

(Successor to Professor Löbler)

We are seeking someone who is proven in the field of marketing through relevant publications in internationally outstanding professional journals, who has experience in raising competitive third-party funds, and who works at the intersection of service, innovation and start-up management with empirical orientation (quantitative or qualitative) and reference to topics of sustainability management.

Since the Faculty of Economics and Management Science offers bachelor’s degree programmes in the fields of economic sciences, information systems and business education and management training as well as master’s degree programmes in the fields of management science, economics, information systems and business education and management training, participation in these programmes is expected. In addition, collaboration in the management of English-language study programmes and postgraduate programmes as well as cooperation within the framework of the SMILE start-up initiative are desirable. The future holder of the position will be expected to participate in the development of a doctoral research programme.

The job holder’s rights and obligations are regulated by the Saxon Freedom of Higher Education Act (SächsHSFG) and the Saxon Service Regulations for Higher Education Institutions (DAVOHS). Applicants must meet the requirements of Section 58 SächsHSFG.

Leipzig University is committed to the equality of women and men.
Severely disabled persons are encouraged to apply and will be given preference in the case of equal suitability.

Please send your application with the usual documents (including a detailed CV, a list of scientific work and academic teaching including any records of teaching evaluations, and a certified copy of the certificate of the highest academic degree acquired to date), preferably also in digital format as a single PDF document, to

University of Leipzig
Faculty of Economics and Management Science
Dean
Mr. Prof. Dr. Uwe Vollmer
IPF 170001, 04081 Leipzig

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by no later than 28 June 2019.

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Closing date:

28 June 2019

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Academic staff

An interesting and varied range of tasks awaits our academic staff. Leipzig University is currently seeking to fill the following positions:

The German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig seeks to fill the following position at the earliest opportunity (preferably in summer 2019):

Postdoctoral researcher (m/f/d) "Addressing multiple uncertainties in spatiotemporal statistical modelling of global land-use dynamics"

(limited to 3 years, pending on final approval of funding, 100 % of a full-time employment)
Salary: Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L

New gridded information on global land-use dynamics offers exciting avenues for studying issues in biodiversity, climate, food security, and many other research fields. However, these data products inherit tremendous uncertainties that challenge their downstream application. Addressing these uncertainties requires using advanced modelling techniques and powerful computing resources. To model and analyse recent land-use dynamics using cutting-edge methodologies in a highly interdisciplinary and collaborative environment, we offer an exciting three-year postdoctoral researcher position at the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv). The project is supervised by Dr. Carsten Meyer (head of iDiv's Macroecology & Society group) in collaboration with Professor Lars Bernhard (TU Dresden’s Geoinformatics group), Professor Ralf Seppelt (Computational Landscape Ecology department, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research), Professor Steffen Fritz (International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis) and others. The German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig is a National Research Centre funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). Located in the city of Leipzig, it is a Central Institution of Leipzig University. More information about iDiv: www.iDiv.de.

Tasks:

  • carrying out research, developing/applying statistical/computational tools for modelling recent land-use dynamics while addressing multiple sources of uncertainty
  • implementing these tools to improve newly developed spatiotemporal land-use data products; these products represent annual time series of global high-resolution maps for multiple land-use variables related to cropping, grazing, and forestry systems, derived via a model-based integration of remote sensing, statistical census, and field data; overarching goal: address multiple sources of uncertainties throughout the modelling workflow and represent these at pixel level in the final modelled data products
  • contributing to the development of standardised vocabularies and best practices for quality assurance in modelled data products
  • leading the dissemination of project results via high-quality journal publications and conference presentations
  • contributing to the further development of open-science, collaborative IT solutions as part of longer-lasting tools for global land-use analysis
  • contributing to the management of the collaborative project (co-organisation of project meetings, etc.).

Requirements:

  • PhD in a project-related field and interest in developing a career in science
  • broad experience in statistical modelling evident, for instance, from a PhD project emphasising statistical modelling or computational analysis, or from formal education in a stats-related field (e.g. (geo)statistics, environmental modelling, computer science, remote sensing)
  • experience in command line-based data analysis, open-source programming languages (e.g. Julia, Python, C++, R), and version control (Git)
  • prior experience in addressing uncertainties in large/complex modelling workflows (e.g. Bayesian techniques for big data applications), predictive modelling, and/or spatiotemporal modelling would be advantageous
  • prior experience in working with gridded environmental information (e.g. land-cover, land-use, climate) would be advantageous, but is not a prerequisite
  • excellent English communication skills (spoken and written)
  • proactive, results-oriented, and with excellent team skills.

We offer

  • a three-year postdoctoral position in a highly dynamic, collaborative and interdisciplinary working environment; note that benefits like health insurance, parental leave, and pension plans are standard parts of university jobs in Germany
  • career-building support (e.g. in proposal writing, teaching opportunities, networking at iDiv and beyond) over the course of the project, including regular interaction with an international network of land-use mapping experts
  • access to powerful computing resources and support from iDiv’s informatics units and collaborators
  • The working language at iDiv is English. iDiv is a highly international centre with employees from over 30 countries and various forms of support for foreign-language employees (Welcome Centre, German classes, etc.). Leipzig is an attractive city with a rich cultural scene and beautiful surroundings, and international visitors usually find it easy to settle in.

Please apply, quoting reference number 83/2019, via our application portal at https://apply.idiv.de by 20/05/2019. We envisage a project start in summer 2019. Although we prefer applications via the application portal, hard-copy applications can also be sent to:

German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research – iDiv
Dr Carsten Meyer
Deutscher Platz 5e, 04103 Leipzig

Applications should include:

  • cover letter describing your motivation, research interests and relevant experience
  • CV, including a detailed account of relevant technical skills/prior experience
  • digital copy of PhD certificate (or expected date of graduation – before start of this position – with an explanation of the current status of the PhD)
  • access to one of your recent statistics/modelling projects relevant for this position (e.g. paper, GitHub repository)
  • PDF of what you consider your best/most relevant first-authored journal publication or conference paper
  • one letter of recommendation as well as contact details of two scientific referees.

Queries concerning the application process should be directed to our HR Department (hr(at)idiv.de); for research project questions, please contact Dr Carsten Meyer (carsten.meyer(at)idiv.de). Severely disabled persons are encouraged to apply and will be given preference in the case of equal suitability. Please note that applying via email is not entirely secure under data protection law. The sender assumes full responsibility.

iDiv is committed to establishing and maintaining a diverse and inclusive community that collectively supports and implements our mission to do great science. We welcome, recruit, develop and advance talented staff of all genders and backgrounds.

Closing date:

20 May 2019

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The Faculty of Philology/Institute of Linguistics at the Faculty of Philology seeks to fill the following three doctoral positions in an Emmy Noether Junior Research Group from 1 August 2019.

Research assistants (m/f/d)

Fixed term of for three years
65 % FTE
Planned remuneration: salary group (Entgeltgruppe) 13 TV-L

The Emmy Noether Junior Research Group “Grammatical Strength in Prosodic Morphology: Typology and Theory” investigates the hypothesis that grammar is sensitive to gradient distinctions and not based on categorical linguistic elements. Different strength-based phenomena in phonology will be investigated: 1) competition in lexical accent systems; 2) under- and overapplication in tonal morphology (empirical focus: Otomanguean); and 3) morphologically distinct foot templates (empirical focus: Germanic).

The research assistants will have the option to be associated with the “Interaction of Grammatical Building Blocks” Research Training Group.

Tasks

  • empirical investigation of typological data on grammatical strength in prosodic morphology (focus on lexical accent systems, tonal morphology and template morphology)
  • theoretical analyses of grammatical strength phenomena in theoretical phonology and morphology


Qualification

  • master’s degree in linguistics or related fields
  • interest in theoretical phonology and typology

Please send your application (in German or English), with the usual documents (including a statement of motivation and two work samples), quoting reference number 93/2019, in electronic form (preferably in PDF format) to

dekphilo@uni-leipzig.de
Leipzig University
Faculty of Philology
Dean Professor Dr. Beat Siebenhaar
Beethovenstraße 15, 04107 Leipzig

by no later than June 11, 2019.

Two letters of recommendation should be sent to this address directly by referees.

Severely disabled persons are encouraged to apply and will be given preference in the case of equal suitability.

Closing date:

11 June 2019

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This is just a small selection of the vacancies currently available at Leipzig University. Please click here for a complete list (in German) of all job opportunities.

 

 

 

Privacy information

The personal data contained within your application documents or obtained during the interview will be processed exclusively for the purposes of the selection process for the position advertised. The legal basis for such data processing is Section 11(1) of the Saxon Data Protection Implementation Act (Sächs DSDG) in conjunction with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

The controller for the application process within the meaning of the GDPR is the addressee of the application, as specified in the respective advertisement. When processing your application, your personal data will be passed on within Leipzig University to

  • members of the selection committee
  • the human resources management teams
  • the Commissioner for Equal Opportunities
  • the Disability Officers and
  • if necessary, the Staff Council

as part of their organisational or statutory responsibilities.

Your personal data will be erased no later than six months after completion of the selection process. In accordance with the GDPR, subject to the relevant statutory requirements you have the following rights vis-à-vis the addressee of the application with regard to your personal data:

  • right of access (Art. 15 GDPR)
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  • right to erasure (Art. 17 GDPR)
  • right to restriction of processing (Art. 18 GDPR)
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If you have any questions, please contact the Data Protection Officer at Leipzig University (office: Augustusplatz 10, 04109 Leipzig). You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the Saxon Commissioner for Data Protection.

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