Chair of Silviculture

Dresden, Sachsen (DE)
28 Feb 2023
End of advertisement period
28 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Technische Universität Dresden (TUD), as a University of Excellence, is one of the leading and most dynamic research institutions in the country. Founded in 1828, today it is a globally oriented, regionally anchored top university as it focuses on the grand challenges of the 21st century. lt develops innovative solutions for the world's most pressing issues. In research and academic programs, the university unites the natural and engineering sciences with the humanities, social sciences and medicine. This wide range of disciplines is a special feature, facilitating interdisciplinarity and transfer of science to society. As a modern employer, it offers attractive working conditions to all employees in teaching, research, technology and administration. The goal is to promote and develop their individual abilities while empowering everyone to reach their full potential. TUD embodies a university culture that is characterized by cosmopolitanism, mutual appreciation, thriving innovation and active participation. For TUD diversity is an essential feature and a quality criterion of an excellent university. Accordingly, we welcome all applicants who would like to commit themselves, their achievements and productivity to the success of the whole institution. 

At the Faculty of Environmental Sciences, Department of Forest Sciences, the Institute of Silviculture and Forest Protection invites applications for the

Chair (W3) of Silviculture

to be filled as of April 1, 2024.

The chair will represent the analysis of processes in forest ecosystems and the design of forest management practices, especially taking into account requirements of climate-smart forest conversion, in research, teaching and transfer of knowledge to the public. Key challenges of global change should be integrated into the chair’s research profile, for example with modern research approaches about degraded forests and reforestation, to efficient procedures of forest management practices, and forest design to maintain and develop diverse ecosystem services in the course of securing biodiversity. Your teaching obligations comprise the full scope of silviculture in the bachelor’s and master’s programs “Forest Sciences”, the international master’s program “Tropical Forestry” and further study programs of TU Dresden. We expect your active participation in academic self-administration. Skills for conducting lectures in the English language are a prerequisite. Your responsibilities also include the experience and ability to conduct interdisciplinary research and the willingness for active cooperation with researchers from other disciplines within the Faculty of Environmental Sciences, especially in the emerging field water research, other faculties and the interdisciplinary research networks of TU Dresden. We expect your participation in the CIPSEM (Center for International Postgraduate Studies of Environmental Management) and the collaboration with the Dresden-based Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and Resources (UNU-FLORES) of the United Nations University.

We are seeking an internationally renowned candidate (m/f/x) with profound knowledge and experience in the field of forest ecosystem research and silviculture, as proven by a record of first-class publications. You are visible in the international research community and possess experience in the acquisition of third-party funding. Applicants must fulfil the employment qualification requirements of § 58 of the Act on the Autonomy of Institutions of Higher Education in the Free State of Saxony (SächsHSFG).

For further scientific questions, please contact the head of the appointment committee, Prof. Dr. Andreas W. Bitter, phone +49 351 463-31853, E-mail

TUD strives to employ more women in academia and research. We therefore expressly encourage women to apply. The University is a certified family-friendly university and offers a Dual Career Service. We welcome applications from candidates with disabilities. If multiple candidates prove to be equally qualified, those with disabilities or with equivalent status pursuant to the German Social Code IX (SGB IX) will receive priority for employment. If you have any questions about these topics, please contact the Equal Opportunities Officer of the Faculty of Environmental Sciences (apl. Prof. Dr. Doris Krabel, +49 351 463-31857) or the Representative of Employees with Disabilities (Mr Roberto Lemmrich, +49 351 463-33175).

Please submit your application, including a CV in tabular form, a description of your scientific career, lists of third-party funding received and teaching activities, teaching evaluation results of the last three years, a description of your future research and teaching concept for the above-mentioned chair, a list of publications, copies of the five most important publications as well as a copy of your highest academic degree as hard copy to TU Dresden, Dekan der Fakultät Umweltwissenschaften, Herrn Prof. Dr. Hans-Gerd Maas, Helmholtzstr. 10, 01069 Dresden, Germany or in electronic form via the TU Dresden SecureMail Portal by sending it as a single PDF-document to the Dean’s Office Application deadline is April 28, 2023 (stamped arrival date of the university central mail service applies).

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