Full Professorship (W3) of Systematics, Biodiversity and Evolution of Plants (Chair)

Munich , Bayern (DE)
04 Apr 2019
End of advertisement period
12 May 2019
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

As one of Europe’s leading research universities, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) in Munich is committed to the highest international standards of excellence in research and teaching. Building on its more than 500-year-long tradition, it offers a broad spectrum that covers all areas of knowledge within its 18 Faculties, ranging from the humanities, law, economics and social sciences, to medicine and the natural sciences. 

The Faculty of Biology invites applications for a 

Full Professorship (W3) of Systematics, Biodiversity and Evolution of Plants (Chair)

commencing at April 1, 2021. 

The appointed professor should have a recognized research profile in classical taxonomics/systematics preferentially focusing on phylogenetics and/or population genetics in seed plants. The research program can also be supplemented by more ecological based aspects. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in teaching at all levels within the Faculty including bachelor, master and teacher programs. The appointment to W3 Professor is a dual role connected to the Directorship of the Munich Botanical Gardens and the Bavarian State Collection for Botany. The collection of the Munich Botanical Gardens is one of the largest in the world with approximately 3.2 million specimens. Both the Botanical Gardens and the state botanical collection are integrated within the Bavarian National History Collections association (Verbund der Staatlichen Naturwissenschaftlichen Sammlungen Bayerns (SNSB)). 

Prerequisites for this position are a university degree, a doctoral degree or a comparable specific qualification, teaching skills at university level, excellent academic achievements and a productive and promising research program. Basic German language skills are required. 

LMU Munich makes a point of providing newly appointed professors with various types of support, such as welcoming services and assistance for dual career couples.  

LMU Munich is an equal opportunity employer. The University continues to be very successful in increasing the number of female faculty members and strongly encourages applications from female candidates. LMU Munich intends to enhance the diversity of its faculty members. Furthermore, disabled candidates with essentially equal qualifications will be given preference. 

Please upload your application (addressed to the Dean of the Faculty of Biology, Prof. Dr. Dario Leister, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Großhaderner Str. 2, 82152 Planegg-Martinsried, Germany) before May 12, 2019, comprising a curriculum vitae, list of publications, a brief summary of present and future research interests, proof of teaching experience, a maximum of five selected reprints and copies of relevant documents as one electronic file to the website (following the described procedure and together with the completed submission form on the website