[Taxacom] Fwd: Professorship for Systematic and Evolutionary Botany

Gerald M. Schneeweiss gerald.schneeweiss at univie.ac.at
Wed Jun 26 08:31:40 CDT 2013

At the University of Vienna, Austria, the following professor position is open:

>As stated in its development plan 
>the University of Vienna aims at strengthening 
>its position as a major research-oriented 
>university. Key elements of this strategy 
>include the provision of an attractive range of 
>research-based study programmes, support for 
>furthering the work of junior academic 
>colleagues, and high-calibre professorial appointments.
>The Faculty of Life Sciences of the University 
>of Vienna announces the position of a
>Full Professor of
>Systematic and Evolutionary Botany
>(full time, permanent position under private 
>law). The University of Vienna intends to 
>increase the num­ber of women on its faculty, 
>particularly in high-level positions, and 
>therefore specifically invites ap­­pli­cations 
>by women. Among equally qualified applicants 
>women will receive preferential con­sider­a­tion.
>Applicants should have a strong record in 
>studying processes and mechanisms of plant or 
>fungal evolution with emphasis on phylogenetics, 
>systematics or on genetic, genomic, 
>biogeographic or ecological aspects of speciation.
>Candidates should be interested in 
>interdisciplinary research together with major 
>branches of organismic biology within the Faculty of Life Sciences.
>The professorship will be part of the Faculty 
>Center of Biodiversity. The center offers 
>excellent research and teaching conditions 
>including a well equipped set of molecular, 
>cytogenetic, phytochemical, and morphological 
>laboratories; IT facilities; an extensive 
>botanical library; a herbarium (1.4 million 
>sheets); a Botanical Garden (Core Facility of 
>the Faculty; 8ha, with more than 11,000 
>species); and access to a tropical research station (La Gamba, Costa Rica).
>The candidate is expected to teach systematic 
>and evolutionary botany at all academic levels. 
>Excellent teaching and mentoring skills are 
>necessary and should be documented in the application.
>Successful candidates will have the following qualifications:
>    * PhD and post-doctoral experience at a 
> university or other research institution.
>    * (Austrian or equivalent international 
> academic degree in the relevant field)
>    * Outstanding research and publication 
> record, with an excellent reputation as an 
> active member in the international academic 
> community ­(Habilitation (venia docendi) or 
> equivalent international qualification in the relevant field is desirable)
>    * Experience in designing, procuring and 
> directing major research projects, and 
> willingness and ability to assume the responsibility of team leadership
>    * Experience in university teaching, and 
> willingness and ability to teach at all 
> curricular levels, to supervise theses, and to 
> further the work of junior academic colleagues
>The University of Vienna expects the successful 
>candidate to acquire, within three years, 
>proficiency in German sufficient for teaching in 
>Bachelor programmes and participation in committees
>The University of Vienna offers
>    * Attractive terms and conditions of 
> employment with a negotiable and 
> performance-related salary, associated with a retirement fund
>    * a “start-up package” for  the initiation of research projects
>    * an attractive and dynamic research 
> location in a city with a high quality of life 
> and in a country with excellent research funding provision
>    * Support for relocation to Vienna, where appropriate
>Candidates should send an application containing 
>at least the following documents:
>    * Academic curriculum vitae
>    * Brief description of current research 
> interests and research plans for the immediate future
>    * List of publications together with
>a)    specification of five key publications 
>judged by the applicant to be particularly 
>relevant to the advertised professorship 
>together with an explanation of their relevance
>b)   PDF versions of these five publications 
>provided either as email attachments or through 
>URLs of downloadable copies (PDF versions of 
>monographs need only be provided if easily available.)
>    * List of talks given, including detailed 
> information about invited plenaries at international conferences
>    * List of projects supported by third-party funds
>    * Short survey of previous academic teaching 
> and list of supervised PhD theses
>University professors will be classified 
>according to the Collective Bargaining Agreement 
>for University Staff into the salary group A1. 
>The salary will be individually negotiated under 
>consideration of the previous career development 
>and in case of an appointment from abroad of the different tax situation.
>Applications, written in English and in 
>electronic form (preferably as one PDF file), 
>should be sent to the Dean of the Faculty of 
>Life Sciences of the University of Vienna, O. 
>Univ.-Prof. Dr. Horst Seidler, 
>(dorothea.prenner at univie.ac.at), no later than 
>September 25th, 2013 with reference 20/6-2013.

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