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 Education 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 October 2020:

W1 Junior Professorship in Education and Democratic Education in the Context of Migration and Integration
(with Tenure Track Leading to W2)

The successful candidate will represent the area of Democracy Education and Intercultural Education in school. In particular, it is anticipated that theories and concepts of education of migration for school will be researched and developed in cooperation with regional, national and international partners. The research profile of the applicant must include at least two of the following key topics:

a) school development aiming at constitutional values of liberty and democracy at school,

b) democratic education at school,

c) political education at school, particularly with regard to social integration and globalisation processes.

Profound knowledge of relevant concepts and methods of democracy and political educational research are required. The tasks also include teaching and examination in teacher training from the perspective of educational science.

The successful applicant must demonstrate proof of a minimum of three years’ teaching experience at a school.

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 W2 professorship pursuant to Section 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 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.

Junior professorships should be seen as opportunities for postdoctoral qualification. This call is therefore aimed first and foremost at applicants who, having completed a good doctoral degree (with the honour magna cum laude or higher), wish to obtain a further qualification and have not completed a habilitation. If the applicant was employed as a research or graduate assistant prior to or after completing his or her doctorate, then the doctorate and employment phases should have lasted no more than six years in total.

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, 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:

Universität Leipzig
Dekanin der Erziehungswissenschaftlichen Fakultät
Frau Prof. Dr. Simone Reinhold
Marschnerstr. 31
D-04109 Leipzig

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by no later than 6 March 2020.

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Bewerbungsschluss:

6 March 2020


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The Faculty of Social Sciences and Philosophy seeks to fill the following tenure track professorship, funded under the Tenure Track Programme of the German Federal Government and the Federal States, from 1 October 2020:

W1 Junior Professorship in Microsociology with a Focus on Health
(with Tenure Track Leading to W2)

The successful candidate is expected to be highly qualified in research on microsociology with a special focus on sociology of health, associated with at least one of the following fields: ageing and life course, gender, migration, employment, social inequality, social networks.

He or she should be experienced in empirical research and publishing in international peer-reviewed journals. A methodical focus should be in the field of quantitative social research. Experience in raising third-party funds and managing projects would be desirable.

The tenure track professorship is intended to contribute to the University’s Modern Diseases research profile area and to promote the competences of social sciences in the field of methods of empirical social research at Leipzig University.

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 W2 professorship pursuant to Section 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 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.

Junior professorships should be seen as opportunities for further qualification. This call is therefore aimed first and foremost at applicants who, having completed a good doctoral degree (with the honour magna cum laude or higher), wish to obtain a further qualification and have not completed a habilitation. If the applicant was employed as a research or graduate assistant prior to or after completing his or her doctorate, then the doctorate and employment phases should have lasted no more than six years in total.

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, 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:

Universität Leipzig
Dekanin der Fakultät für Sozialwissenschaften und Philosophie
Prof. Dr. Astrid Lorenz
Beethovenstrasse 15
04107 Leipzig

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by no later than 6 March 2020.

Please note that it is not possible to guarantee confidentiality and rule out unauthorised access by third parties when communicating via unencrypted email.

Information about data protection in connection with the processing of personal data as required under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
Applicants are hereby informed about the processing of their personal data.


Closing date:

6 March 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:

Doctoral Researcher (m/f/d)

in the project “Reciprocal relationships between plant diversity and ecosystem productivity (BEF-Loops)”

Fixed term until 31 March 2023
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, Special Botany and Functional Biodiversity Research Group, from 1 April 2020.

Background:

The Biodiversity Exploratories are a DFG-funded research project that explores how land use intensification affects ecosystem functioning and ecosystem services, as well as the biodiversity of various taxa. One of the central questions is whether management that promotes biodiversity can also have benefits for biomass production. One of the main challenges in answering this question is that in grasslands with tall, dense vegetation, light competition might negatively affect plant diversity, so that any positive effects of plant diversity might be masked by negative feedbacks. The BEF-Loops project aims to overcome these issues, by using a combination of seed addition, mowing, grazing and fertilization experiments, as well as by investigating observed relationships between plant diversity and grassland production in 150 grassland sites differing in land use intensity. The aim is to provide a mechanistic understanding of how plant diversity drives biomass production, and vice versa, which may ultimately advance our understanding of how grassland management may optimise both biodiversity conservation and ecosystem functioning.

We offer 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. 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 heavily involved in several projects in the field of functional biodiversity research. For more information on the work of our Research Group, please visit https://biologie.biphaps.uni-leipzig.de/de/ag/spezbot/.

 

Tasks:

  • Novel research on major questions that combines research on biodiversity-ecosystem functioning and productivity-richness relationships

  • Performing fieldwork (plant community surveys, measurement of biomass production, light availability and soil sampling) in three German regions (Schorfheide, Hainich and Schwäbische Alb), in and around land use and seed addition experimental plots

  • Performing a greenhouse experiment

  • Statistical analysis including mixed models and structural equation models

  • Writing and publication of scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals

  • Presentation of results at national and international conferences

 

Requirements:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in ecology or a closely related discipline

  • Expertise in plant ecology

  • Interest and ability in interdisciplinary collaboration with a diverse team of ecologists

  • Strong statistical skills (in R)

  • Experience in plant-related fieldwork as well as species identification

  • Excellent English skills (spoken and written)

  • Preferably also good German skills

  • Driving licence (category B)

  • Team player and strong organisational skills

Please send your application, quoting reference number 18/2020 and with the usual documents, either by email or as a hard copy, to:

Leipzig University
Faculty of Life Sciences
Dr Alfons van der Plas
Johannisallee 21–23
04103 Leipzig

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by no later than 6 February 2020.

Queries concerning the project should be directed to Dr Alfons van der Plas. 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.

Closing date:
6 February 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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