Job announcement

Prof. Dr. Hartmut H. Hilger hahilger at ZEDAT.FU-BERLIN.DE
Thu Jul 28 13:17:01 CDT 2005

for the German text see:

Freie Universität Berlin

Full Professorship in Systematic Botany and Plant Geography

Department of Biology, Chemistry, Pharmacy (Institute of Biology) and
Central Facility Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum

Applications are invited for the tenured position of Managing Director of
the Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum who will also be Full Professor of
Systematic Botany and Plant Geography at the department of Biology,
Chemistry, Pharmacy. The successful candidate will be required to provide
teaching and research in the said area.

In line with article 100 of the Higher Education Act of the land of Berlin
(Berliner Hochschulgesetz), a postdoctoral lecturing qualification
(Habilitation) or comparable qualifications for a teaching career in
higher education are required.

The successful candidate will have a proven excellent international
research profile in the field of Phytodiversity and teaching proficiency
in Systematic Botany. In addition the candidate should have relevant
experience in maintaining scientific collections and managing research
institutes as well as in securing external funding and in managing
externally funded projects. He or she will be also expected to collaborate
with colleges of other departments of the Freie Universität, especially
within the interdisciplinary research clusters. Furthermore, the candidate
should be involved in national and international research co-operations.

In general, the language of instruction will be German, but some
activities may be offered in English. A non-German speaking appointee will
be expected to be able to teach in German within two years.

The Freie Universität Berlin is an equal opportunities employer.

The successful candidate will be offered civil servant or public sector
employee status (Professorial Grade “W3”).

Applications must reach the Freie Universität Berlin, Fachbereich
Biologie, Chemie, Pharmazie, Dekanat, Takustr. 3, 14195 Berlin, Germany,
by August 25, 2005. Applications should include the following: a letter
describing your interest in the position and pertinent experience, a
curriculum vitae, the names and addresses of three references, a list of
publications, and copies of the certificates of academic qualifications

The Freie Universität Berlin is a state-funded university. It has some
40,000 students and 450 professors. The University has 12 departments
structured into more than 100 institutes. Detailed information is
available at the following web sites:,,

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