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 Law seeks to fill the following tenure track professorship, funded by the Tenure Track Programme of the German Federal Government and the Federal States, from 1 April 2021:

W1 Junior Professorship in Constitutional and Administrative Law with a focus on the law of politics (with tenure track leading to W3)

The future job holder should be experienced in research and teaching in Constitutional and Administrative Law and ideally already have a focus on the law of politics. In addition to basic teaching in the subjects mentioned, the successful candidate’s duties will include research on the law of politics. The term refers here not only to the level of the open nation state, but also to the levels of the European Union and international cooperation. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to Leipzig University’s strategic research field of Changing Orders in a Globalised World, and to work together with the Research Institute for Social Cohesion, the Institute for Law and Politics, and the Institute for Basics of Law. Some experience of acquiring external funding would be desirable.

The tenure track professorship is initially limited to three years. It will be extendable by a further three years subject to successful intermediate evaluation according to the Regulations on the Interim Evaluation Procedure for Junior Professors at Leipzig University (ZevaO). No later than five years after employment commences, a tenure evaluation will be conducted under the Regulations on the Constitution, Procedure and Evaluation of Tenure Track Professorships at Leipzig University (TTO). The evaluation procedure is based on a binding, mutual evaluation agreement concluded at the start of employment, which sets out the development goals and expectations with regard to the professor’s individual performance in the categories of research, teaching, knowledge transfer as well as academic and non-university commitment. After successful tenure evaluation, appointment to a permanent W3 professorship pursuant to Sect. 59(2) of the Saxon Freedom of Higher Education Act (SächsHSFG) will take place without readvertising the vacancy.

The job holder’s rights and obligations are regulated by Sect. 63, 64 and 70 of the SächsHSFG and the Saxon Service Regulations for Higher Education Institutions (DAVOHS).

The tenure track professorship is considered a position for postdoctoral qualification. Therefore, the call is addressed to applicants with a completed doctoral degree, attributed with magna cum laude or higher, who seek further qualification and have not yet completed a habilitation. If applicants were employed as research associates or research assistants prior to or during the completion of their doctoral studies, the total period of employment and work on the doctoral thesis should not exceed six years.

Applicants should have changed universities after completing their doctorate or have been academically active outside Leipzig University for at least two years. They should have completed their doctorate no more than four years ago.

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

Applications with the usual documents, including a detailed CV, a list of scientific work and academic teaching to date including available records of teaching evaluations, and a certified copy of the highest academic degree acquired should be sent, either by post or electronically as a single PDF document, to:

Leipzig University
Dean of the Faculty of Law
Professor Tim Drygala
04081 Leipzig

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by no later than 30 October 2020.

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Closing date:

30 October 2020


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The Faculty of Physics and Earth Sciences seeks to fill the following tenure track professorship, funded by the Tenure Track Programme of the German Federal Government and the Federal States, from 1 April 2021:

W2 Professorship in Mathematical Physics (with tenure track leading to W3)

Duties

We are looking for a dedicated researcher who is interested in recent developments in the field of Mathematical Physics, preferably in the areas quantum many body systems, gravitation, quantum information theory, or quantum field theory. Teaching in mathematical and theoretical physics has to be covered in bachelor’s and master’s courses as well as in a compulsory elective course. Involvement in our newly established international master’s course in Mathematical Physics is very desirable. This includes supervision of main student- and working group seminars as well as BSc, MSc and PhD theses and the corresponding module examinations as well as exams according to the doctoral regulations. Participation in university committees is expected.

Requirements

The applicant should be distinguished by relevant scientific work in the scientific field described above, as well as by a willingness to cooperate with colleagues working in theoretical physics as well as with mathematically oriented colleagues, including members of our institute for mathematics/computer science. Very good skills in written and spoken English are desirable to cover our programmes taught in English.

Academic context

The Max Planck Society is supporting the “Cooperation to strengthen Mathematical Physics” (M.FE.A.MATN0003) between the Institute for Theoretical Physics, the Mathematical Institute at Leipzig University, as well as the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences (MPI MiS) in Leipzig. Applicants who could form a link are particularly welcome. We are interested in principle in integrating this professorship into established career-building strategies at MPI-MiS and to thereby provide means to extend or consolidate the research group. The successful applicant can profit furthermore from existing doctoral schools (RTG 2522/1: Strong Dynamics and Criticality in Quantum and Gravitational Systems, International Max Planck Research School at MPI-MiS).

Our offer

The tenure track professorship is limited to six years. No later than five years after employment commences, a tenure evaluation will be conducted under the Regulations on the Constitution, Procedure and Evaluation of Tenure Track Professorships at Leipzig University (TTO). The evaluation procedure is based on a binding, mutual evaluation agreement concluded at the start of employment, which sets out the development goals and expectations with regard to the professor’s individual performance in the categories of research, teaching, knowledge transfer as well as academic and non-university commitment. After successful tenure evaluation, appointment to a permanent W3 professorship pursuant to Sect. 59 (3,1 no. 1) of the Saxon Freedom of Higher Education Act (SächsHSFG) will take place without readvertising the vacancy.

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 Sect. 58 SächsHSFG.

The tenure track professorship is considered a position for the early career stage. Applicants should have changed universities after completing their doctorate or have been academically active outside Leipzig University for at least two years. They should have completed their doctorate no more than four years ago.

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

Applications with the usual documents, including a detailed CV, a list of scientific work and academic teaching, including records of teaching evaluations if available and a certified copy of the highest academic degree acquired, should be sent, either as a hard copy or electronically as a single PDF file, to:

Dean of the Faculty of Physics and Earth Sciences
Professor Christoph Jacobi
Linnéstraße 5
04103 Leipzig
Germany

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by no later than 15 October 2020.

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Closing date

15 October 2020

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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:

At the Faculty of Philology/Institute of Linguistics the above two doctoral positions in an Emmy Noether Junior Research Group are to be filled starting at December 1, 2020:

TWO RESEARCH ASSISTANTS (M/F/D)

limited until April 30, 2022
both 65 % of full employment
Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L

The Emmy Noether junior research group “Grammatical Strength in Prosodic Morphology: Typology and Theory” investigates the hypothesis that the phonological grammar of human languages is based on elements with gradient activity; elements can thus be ‘stronger’ or ‘weaker’ for phonological processes. 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 Associates have the option to be associated with the graduate school “Interaction of grammatical building blocks”.


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 degree in linguistics or related fields
  • advanced knowledge in phonology and theoretical linguistics
  • interest in theoretical and typological work

Please send your application (German or English) with reference file number 292/2020, the usual documents (including a statement of motivation and two work samples e. g. MA thesis or term paper) in electronic form until 5 October 2020 to

Leipzig University
Faculty of Philology, Institute of Linguistics
Dr. Eva Zimmermann
Beethovenstraße 15
04107 Leipzig

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Two letters of recommendation should be send to this address directly from the referees.

An application by email is risky for reasons of data protection. The applicant bears the full responsibility for this.
Severaly handicapped persons are invited to apply and given preferential consideration if they are equally suitable.


Closing date:

5 October 2020


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Leipzig University seeks to fill the following position, funded by the flexible pool mechanism of the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv), at the earliest possible opportunity. The position is part of the WG Systematic Botany and Functional Biodiversity (Wirth/Weigelt lab) and closely collaborates with colleagues at iDiv. 

Scientist (m/f/d) in the Strategic Project ‘iDiv PlantHub’

Planned until 30 September 2024 and initially limited until 30 September 2021; an extension to the full project period is dependent upon the successful renewal of DFG funding for iDiv (evaluation in spring 2021).

100% of a full-time position
Planned remuneration: Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L
Place of work: Leipzig


Background:

iDiv’s mission is to provide the scientific foundation for the sustainable management of the biodiversity on our planet. As a part of this mission, iDiv compiles and analyses biodiversity data worldwide. The iDiv consortium is exceptionally rich in plant data. Key data sources include, e.g., a new taxonomic backbone for higher plants (LCVP – Leipzig Catalogue of Vascular Plants), functional trait data (TRY, sRoot), plant community composition data (sPlot, sMon), plant geography data (CDH), phenological data (PhenObs) and data of our own botanical collections. Emerging databases focus on plant distribution ranges, ecometabolomics, demographic rates, plant and pollen images, spectral characteristics, as well as trophic and pollination networks. This is complemented by strong expertise in collating essential covariates for biodiversity analyses, such as data on climate, soil, topography and land use. Furthermore, iDiv has developed a new graphical approach of displaying and interactively accessing biodiversity information (LifeGate). Its partners run one of Germany’s most successful plant identification apps (Flora Incognita). The main goal of the PlantHub project is to foster data synergies for science and application by increasing the joint visibility and accessibility of this unique wealth of resources. This interdisciplinary project will be co-developed with all partners and iDiv’s biodiversity informatics experts.


Tasks (for entire project period)

  • Developing a governance, a communication strategy and a ’meta-curation’ approach for the PlantHub project
  • Developing workflows and complementing existing databases with key links to maximise interoperability and to leverage iDiv’s diverse data resources
  • Leading and coordinating the creation of a new and attractive portal for easy exploration of and access to iDiv’s plant data and covariates for basic and applied science including phylogeny-based (LifeGate) and map-based frontends for information access and upload
  • Supporting and applying the development of knowledge graphs within the iKNOW project as a key tool for joint access to heterogeneous (big) data sources
  • Supporting the acquisition of third-party funds for linking PlantHub with Flora Incognita
  • Writing and publishing scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals
  • Presenting results at national and international conferences.


Requirements

  • PhD or equivalent degree in a project-related field (e.g. biology, environmental sciences, biodiversity informatics); an MSc degree is acceptable subject to relevant and substantial work experience
  • Expertise in conducting science using large biodiversity databases; a botanical focus is a plus
  • Strong skills in quantitative data analysis (e.g. data management, advanced statistics, programming)   
  • Team-oriented; excellent communication and project management skills
  • Interest and ability in conducting interdisciplinary research bridging biodiversity and computer sciences
  • Excellent English communication skills (spoken and written).

Kindly send your application, quoting the reference number 278/2020, via our application portal. Hard-copy applications can be sent to:

German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research – iDiv
Human Resources Department
Deutscher Platz 5e
04103 Leipzig
Germany

Selected candidates will be invited to an online interview.


All applications should include:

  • Cover letter in English describing motivation for the project, research interests and relevant experience
  • Complete curriculum vitae including names and contact details of at least two scientific references
  • Digital copy of master and PhD certificate or equivalent.

Queries concerning the application process should be directed to iDiv HR.

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For project-related questions, please contact Professor Christian Wirth.

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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 will welcome, recruit, develop, and advance talented staff from diverse genders and backgrounds.


Closing date:

10 October 2020


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The Collaborative Research Centre (SFB) 1199 seeks to fill the following position from 1 January 2021 onwards for the period of three years:

Doctoral Researcher (m/f/d)

Fixed term until 31 December 2023
65 % of a full-time position
Salary: Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L

The Research Project A05 “Digital Governance and the Respatialization of the Indian Nation State” within the Collaborative Research Centre (SFB) 1199 studies the spatial consequences of digital governance. Whereas so far, the focus has been on India only, research now opens up for projects in other parts of the so-called global south as well. By examining the planning, implementation, and appropriation of digital governance projects, the project seeks to produce systematic knowledge about the impact of digitalization on the spatial format of the nation state. The project investigates the way national control mechanisms become entangled with global governance regimes and examines hybrid forms between state and market as well as consequences of new state-market-relationships for spatial imaginations. 


Job description:

  • develop an independent PhD project within the framework of the project’s goals
  • collect and analyse data for the project; specifically, ethnographic fieldwork in the chosen project area
  • present results to the academic community (conferences, publications)
  • assist with the organization of academic events (workshops, meetings, etc.)
  • participate in and contribute to activities of interdisciplinary research centre SFB 1199


Requirements:

  • degree (MA) in the social sciences, preferably in the areas of social and cultural anthropology, human geography or global and area studies
  • experience in using methods of qualitative social research
  • ability to spend an extended period of time in an unfamiliar and potentially challenging research environment
  • research interests in the areas of digitalization, globalization, spatial theory, ethnography of the state, technology studies
  • interest and willingness to work in an interdisciplinary and collaborative team-based research context
  • excellent command of English language (German would be welcomed)


Please send your application with the usual documents, together with

  • a proof of language proficiency,
  • a project outline covering digital banking, biometric technology, digital governance or similar topics; including a description of how this projects contributes to the SFB’s overall research programme; and
  • a writing sample (e.g. Master’s thesis, publication; preferably in English)

quoting reference number 135/2020 until 30 September 2020, to:

Universität Leipzig
Leipzig Research Centre Global Dynamics (ReCentGlobe)
SFB 1199
PF 348001
04081 Leipzig

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Closing date:

30 September 2020


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Non-academic staff

Leipzig University requires not only academic staff to make sure that day-to-day teaching and research run smoothly. We currently have vacancies in a variety of areas:

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.

 

 

 

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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
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  • the Disability Officers and
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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:

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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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