Assistant Professor (tenure track) in Ecosystem Services, Biodiversity, and Sustainable Development
Assistant Professor (tenure track)
At the Institute of Plant Sciences, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Bern, a position as Assistant Professor (tenure track) in Ecosystem Services, Biodiversity, and Sustainable Development will open on 1 August 2013. The position will focus on causes and processes of biodiversity change, relationships between biodiversity change and ecosystem processes and services, as well as how negative anthropogenic impacts on biodiversity and ecosystem services can be reduced, thereby promoting sustainable development.
Candidates should have excellent and thematically as well as methodologically (comparative, experimental) broad research experience in the areas of ecosystem services, biodiversity, and sustainable development, with first-class international publications. Moreover, candidates should not only have experience in research, raising external research funds, and teaching, but should also be skilled in disciplinary as well as inter- and transdisciplinary collaboration in individual and cooperative projects.
Female candidates are explicitly encouraged to apply.
Your application (in English) should include a letter of motivation, your CV, a list of publications, an overview of your teaching experience, copies of your three most significant publications, a description of your current research activities, and an outline of planned research (next 5 years).
Please submit the material preferentially by email (pdf or zip) no later than 31 July 2012, to dekan-at-natdek.unibe.ch or by mail to the Faculty of Science, University of Bern, Prof. Dr. S. Decurtins, Dean, Sidlerstrasse 5, 3012 Bern, Switzerland.
Further information on the Department of Biology and the Centre for Development and Environment (CDE) is available at http://www.biology.unibe.ch and
For additional information, please contact: Prof. Dr. Markus Fischer
Within the Biology Department, other groups at the Institute of Plant Sciences (IPS) and the Institute of Ecology and Evolution (IEE) will offer opportunities for close cooperation. The Institute of Geography (GIUB), the Centre for Development and Environment (CDE), and the Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research will constitute further interesting partners.
In particular, the association of the position with the Centre for Development and Environment (CDE) will entail close collaboration with national and international projects, tasks in research and teaching within CDE, and collaboration with further associated professors in Geography, Social Anthropology, and Sociology.
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