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The International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS) is the global union of soil scientists. The objectives of the IUSS are to promote all branches of soil science, and to support all soil scientists across the world in the pursuit of their activities. This website provides information for IUSS members and those interested in soil science.

Full Professorship for "Soil Sciences"

The Faculty of Life Sciences, Albrecht Daniel Thaer-Institute of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences, invites applications for a Full Professorship for ‘Soil Sciences’ (W3) starting from October 1, 2020.

The successful candidate will be responsible for research and academic teaching in the division “Soil Sciences” at the Thaer-Institute. We look for candidates with an excellent research and publication record in soil sciences. We particularly invite candidates with a systemic approach and experience at the interface of soil sciences to agricultural production and sustainable land use. They conduct research on soil use and management, in particular the microbiome or the flow of energy, water, carbon and matter, and contribute to the study of systemic transformations in the face of global environmental change.

The successful candidate will be an internationally leading scholar, as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications and the successful application and management of research grants. Candidates must demonstrate a commitment for cooperation with other academic disciplines, scientific institutes and the Integrative Research Institute on Transformations of Human-Environment Systems (IRI THESys). The teaching duties include the full breadth of soil sciences in the undergraduate and graduate programs at the Thaer-Institute.

The applicants must meet the legal requirements for professorial appointments in accordance with § 100 of the `Berliner Hochschulgesetz’.

HU is seeking to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching, and specifically encourages qualified female scholars to apply. Researchers from abroad are welcome to apply. Severely disabled applicants with equivalent qualifications will be given preferential consideration. People with an immigration background are specifically encouraged to apply.

Please send your application within 6 weeks, and quoting the reference number PR/004/19 to Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Dean of the Faculty of Life Sciences, Prof. Grimm, Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin or preferably in electronic form in one pdf-file to: berufungen.lewi@hu-berlin.de. Please take note of the instructions concerning application documents on our website: https://hu.berlin/lewi_berufung. Since we will not return your documents, please submit copies in the application only.

Please visit our website https://www.hu-berlin.de/de/service/arbeit/stellen/standardseite, which gives you access to the legally binding German version.