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 Mathematics and Computer Science seeks to fill the following professorship from 1 April 2020:

W2 Professorship in Probability Theory

The candidate should have an internationally outstanding research profile in probability theory and related fields. An openness to collaboration with existing research groups at the Mathematical Institute and the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences is expected. The candidate should ideally have experience in acquiring external funding. The successful applicant will be involved in teaching probability theory across our study programmes.

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 publications and courses taught, 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 Martin Middendorf
Augustusplatz 10
04109 Leipzig

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by no later than 3 January 2020.

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Closing date:

3 January 2020


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The Faculty of History, Arts and Oriental Studies seeks to fill the following junior professorship at the earliest possible opportunity:

W1 Junior Professorship in the Study of Religions

The position will represent the Institute for the Study of Religions in the field of General and Comparative Study of Religions in research and teaching. Applicants are expected to have expertise in the theory and method of the study of religions as well as competence in at least one field of historical or empirical research in religion.
Prerequisites for admission are a university degree in the study of religions or a comparable degree and a doctoral degree in the study of religions as well as university didactic competence. The responsibilities of the successful applicant will include administration and teaching in the Study of Religions degree programme. A willingness to participate actively in the academic self-governance of the Institute for the Study of Religions as well as active acquisition of external funding are expected.
The successful applicant’s work should complement Leipzig University’s strategic research field of “Changed Order in a Globalised World”, in particular the research profile area “Global Connections and Comparisons”.

The job holder’s rights and obligations are regulated by Sections 63, 64 and 70 of 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 63 SächsHSFG.

The junior professorship is considered a position for post-doctoral qualification. The call is therefore addressed to applicants who hold a doctoral degree, awarded 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 after completion of their doctoral studies, the total period spent in employment and working on the doctoral thesis should not exceed six years.

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 publications and courses taught, any records of teaching evaluations, and a certified copy of the certificate of the highest academic degree acquired to date), in printed form or in digital format as a single PDF document to:

Leipzig University
Dean of the Faculty of History, Arts and Oriental Studies
Professor Rose-Marie Beck
Schillerstraße 6
04109 Leipzig

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by no later than 3 January 2020.


Closing date:

3 January 2020


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As a joint appointment with the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), the Faculty of Chemistry and Mineralogy at Leipzig University seeks to fill the following professorship at the earliest opportunity:

Full (W3) Professorship in Environmental Chemical Technology

This professorship will promote research in chemical technology and environmental chemistry as well as environmental engineering at both institutions. The professorship is linked with the position of Head of the Department of Environmental Engineering at UFZ.

The successful candidate is expected to be internationally distinguished by outstanding research performance in topical fields of chemical technology and environmental chemistry, preferably related to the chemical or physical treatment of large mass fluxes and contaminated aqueous media. Broad expertise in these fields and a specific interest in application-oriented research into catalysis and electrochemistry would be appreciated.

The candidate should seek to enhance and strengthen established activities at the University’s Institute of Chemical Technology and at the UFZ’s Department of Environmental Engineering. Good complementarity with the Faculty’s research at Leipzig University and an openness to intensive future collaboration are desired. The candidate will be expected to integrate and adjust his or her research profile in line with the ongoing research programmes of the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research. Comprehensive aims – in cooperation with biochemists, biotechnologists and toxicologists at UFZ – include closing cycles of matter, process-integrated environmental protection, and developing options for modern chemicals management. Heterogeneous catalysis and electro­chemistry are important components required for solution-oriented research.

The holder of the position will be expected to contribute to teaching at the faculty in BSc and MSc Chemistry courses, in particular in the field of environmental chemical technology, in both German and English.

The appointment will occur according to the “Jülich Model” between Leipzig University and the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ). Appointment by the University entails immediate delegation to the UFZ. The teaching contingent at Leipzig University is limited to 2 to 4 hours per week. The place of work is the UFZ in Leipzig.

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.

The successful applicants must demonstrate excellent scientific performance, evidenced by a junior professorship, habilitation or equivalent graduation at a university or non-university institution. Teaching experience is welcome. Experience in attracting external funding as well as leading research units is expected.

Leipzig University and the UFZ are 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.

The selection committee comprises members of Leipzig University and the UFZ.

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, as well as 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 Chemistry and Mineralogy
Professor Dr. Roger Gläser
Johannisallee 29
04103 Leipzig

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by no later than 3 January 2020.

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Closing date:

3 January 2020


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The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine seeks to fill the following professorship from 1 April 2021:

W3 Professorship in Physiology (Veterinary Medicine)

The job holder will represent the subject of physiology for veterinarians in teaching and research. The professorship will be expected to participate in the Faculty’s main research areas as well as Leipzig University’s Modern Diseases research profile area. We are looking for an outstanding personality with a competitive research record and a focus on subjects relevant for veterinary medicine. Applications should include evidence of experience in publishing in international peer-reviewed journals as well as in raising third-party funds.
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 veterinary approval and recognition as a specialist veterinarian (for applications from within Germany).

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 Veterinary Medicine
Professor Thomas Vahlenkamp
An den Tierkliniken 19
D-04103 Leipzig

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by 30 December 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:

DOCTORAL RESEARCHER (M/F/D) IN THE PROJECT “THE JENA EXPERIMENT – SUBPROJECT 8: CHEMICAL AND MORPHOLOGICAL TRAITS AS MEDIATORS OF BIOTIC INTERACTIONS ALONG PLANT DIVERSITY GRADIENTS”

Limited until 31 January 2024
65% of a full-time position
Salary: Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L

Leipzig University seeks to fill the above position at the Faculty of Life Sciences in cooperation with the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig in Leipzig from 1 February 2020.

Background:

Leipzig is a global hotspot for biodiversity research. Leipzig University and its partner universities in Central Germany, Halle and Jena, jointly run the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig (www.idiv.de). The department of Special Botany and Functional Biodiversity Research offers an international environment, with a highly active and diverse team covering expertise in experimental and observational approaches and a wide range of statistical and eco-informatics methods. Lab facilities include NIRS, IRMS, elemental and lignin analysis, spectrometry, laser scanning, dendrochronology and a fully equipped plant trait lab. Field facilities run by the group include the University’s Botanical Garden, the Leipzig Canopy Crane and a research arboretum. Our group is co-leading the TRY initiative and is deeply involved in DFG Research Units in the field of functional biodiversity research. For more information on the work in our department, please consult https://biologie.biphaps.uni-leipzig.de/de/ag/spezbot/.

The Jena Experiment is a DFG Research Unit that explores the ecological and evolutionary mechanisms of long-term biodiversity-ecosystem functioning relationships. The sub-projects of the Research Unit aim at exploring variation in community assembly processes and resulting differences in biotic interactions as determinants of the long-term BEF relationship. The unification of evolutionary and ecosystem processes requires collaboration across the sub-projects in targeted plant and soil history experiments using cutting-edge technology and will produce significant synergies and novel mechanistic insights into BEF relationships. The Research Unit of the Jena Experiment is uniquely positioned in this context by taking an interdisciplinary and integrative approach to capture whole-ecosystem responses to changes in biodiversity and to advance a vibrant research field. In this context, sub-project 8 will explore the influence of plant diversity, plant history, and soil history on plant defence traits examining morphological and chemical root and shoot traits which represent different aspects of plant adaptive strategies (physical barriers, palatability and toxicity). Our aim is to provide a mechanistic, trait-based explanation for the primarily negative feedback effects observed in biodiversity-ecosystem functioning relationships. For more information, see http://www.the-jena-experiment.de/.

Tasks:

  • Novel research on major questions of biodiversity-ecosystem functioning research
  • Performing field work by collecting plant root and shoot samples in coordinated sampling campaigns
  • Performing laboratory analyses using a wide variety of anatomical, morphological and chemical methods including comparative plant metabolomics
  • Mixed model analysis of variance, multivariate analyses, and structural equation modelling
  • Writing and publication of scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals
  • Presentation of results at national and international conferences

Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in ecology or a closely related discipline
  • Expertise in plant and/or soil ecology
  • Interest and ability in interdisciplinary collaboration with a diversity of ecologists
  • Strong statistical skills (in R)
  • Experience of plant- and/or soil-related field work
  • Excellent English communication skills (spoken and written)
  • Team player and strong organisational skills

Kindly send your application, quoting the reference number 293/2019, via our application portal at https://apply.idiv.de. Applications close on 6 January 2020. While we prefer applications via this portal, hard-copy applications may also be sent to:

German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research – iDiv

Professor Alexandra Weigelt
Deutscher Platz 5e
04103 Leipzig

Applications should include:

  • Cover letter (in English or German) describing the applicant’s 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 the applicant’s master’s certificate

Queries concerning the application process should be directed to our HR Department (hr(at)idiv.de); for project-related questions, please contact Professor Alexandra Weigelt (alexandra.weigelt(at)uni-leipzig.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 will welcome, recruit, develop, and advance talented staff from diverse genders and backgrounds.

Closing date:
6 January 2020

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The Institute of British Studies at the Faculty of Philology seeks to fill the following position from 1 April 2020:

University Lecturer (Lehrkraft Für Besondere Aufgaben) in Academic English (m/f/d)

(Permanent position, full-time)
Salary group (Entgeltgruppe) 13 TV-L

We are a dynamic and forward-thinking English department within the Faculty of Philology at Leipzig University providing a range of bachelor’s, master’s, and Staatsexamen (State Examination) programmes, which include modules in Academic English, Cultural Studies, Literature, Linguistics and Teaching Methodology. Academic English Classes are provided in oral presentation skills, academic writing and translation. In addition to language skills, students develop their skills in text analysis and critical thinking. The classes are designed to support the other disciplines taught within the Institute of British Studies by using a wide range of materials with different styles and functions. We also integrate different language varieties and current cultural and political matters into classes.


Tasks:

  • teaching language practice exercises in spoken and written academic English as well as German-English translation; classes are usually 90-minute sessions
  • independent design and implementation of tertiary-level instructional materials
  • testing, assessment and administration
  • advising students
  • contributing to the development of learner-focused, multimedia instructional materials to improve language competence in academic contexts


Qualification:

  • an MA or postgraduate diploma preferably in English
  • extensive knowledge of the subject area
  • native competence preferably in British English and a B2 command of German
  • a TEFL qualification with university-level teaching experience
  • an ability to foster departmental coherence; team management and leadership qualities
  • active involvement in academic research in English studies


Please send your application, quoting reference number 279/2019 and with the usual documents (including a CV, copies of degree certificates, a statement on your teaching philosophy with particular reference to tertiary-level language instruction, an overview of courses you have taught and a list of publications) in electronic form (as one PDF file) to:

Leipzig University
Faculty of Philology
Dean Professor Dr. Beat Siebenhaar
Beethovenstraße 15
04107 Leipzig

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by no later than 5 January 2020.

Face-to-face interviews will be held in the week commencing 17 February 2020.
Please note that applying by email is not entirely secure and may pose a privacy risk. The applicant assumes full responsibility.
Severely disabled persons are encouraged to apply and will be given preference in the case of equal suitability.


Closing date:

5 January 2020


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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)
  • right to rectification of inaccurate personal data (Art. 16 GDPR)
  • right to erasure (Art. 17 GDPR)
  • right to restriction of processing (Art. 18 GDPR)
  • right to object to processing (Art. 21 GDPR).

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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