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W1 Professorship (with W2 tenure track) in Nutrition Sociology

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Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen

Owing to the successful application to the German federal-state programme for promoting early-career researchers (tenure track programme), the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Nutritional Sciences and Environmental Management invites applications for the position of a

W1 Professorship (with W2 tenure track)
in Nutrition Sociology

The position is offered with the earliest possible starting date for a period of six years pursuant to § 64 Para. 3 and 4 Hessian Higher Education Act (HHG). According to § 64 Para. 3 HHG, the applicant should have gained a doctoral degree at an institution of higher education other than Justus Liebig University Giessen (JLU) or have been in academic employment at an institution other than JLU for at least two years after conferral of a doctoral degree. The duration of said post-doctoral employment may not exceed four years or, in the case of successful completion of further academic training pursuant to § 62 Para. 6 HHG, may not exceed seven years. In the case of successful completion of the six-year W1 position, which is to be assessed in an evaluation procedure pursuant to § 64 Para. 2 HHG, the appointment will be converted into a permanent W2 professorship. Proficient knowledge of German language is expected.

The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching within the faculty’s BSc and MSc study programs in German and English language. Participation in the further development of study programs is requested.

Applicant´s research should be focused on the social determinants of nutrition and nutrition behavior of individuals, private households and families. Experiences in research from the field of behavioral sciences are expected as well as the strong qualification of social science`s methodology. In addition, a final degree in Nutritional Science and Home Economics is welcomed. First experiences with the acquisition of external funding are desirable. In the course of academic employment at the JLU, the successful acquisition of external funding will be expected.

Readiness is expected to work interdisciplinary within the faculty and the research departments of the university. International networking is also expected. Gender aspects should directly be considered in teaching and research.

The JLU aims to employ more women in academic research. We therefore particularly encourage female candidates to apply. JLU also pursues the goal at faculty leadership level of increased competence in dealing with gender and family-related issues. JLU is regarded as a family-friendly university. Applicants with children are very welcome. Applications from disabled people of equal aptitude will be given preference.

Please send your letter of application (no e-mails, please) with a CV and a documentation of your qualifications and teaching competence to: The President of the Justus Liebig University Giessen, Erwin-Stein-Gebaeude, Goethestrasse 58, 35390 Giessen, Germany, quoting reference number 9-21/18. Applications must be received by May 14th, 2018 at the latest.
Candidates are strongly recommended to refer to our webpage on application procedures at Please only submit copies of your application documents as they cannot be returned after the application procedure has been completed.

Status: Professor
Location: Gießen, GERMANY
Advert Published: 12 Apr 2018
Expiry date: 12 May 2018
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