Professor of Molecular Plant Biology
University of Tubingen Center for Plant Molecular Biology

 Tenure-Track Professor of Molecular Plant Biology (m/f/d)

Faculty of Science, Center for Plant Molecular Biology (ZMBP)

Application deadline : 30.10.2020

The Faculty of Science at the University of Tübingen, Department of Biology, Center for Plant Molecular Biology (ZMBP), announces the opening of a new position:

Tenure-Track Professor of Molecular Plant Biology (m/f/d)

The position is due to commence on January 1, 2021.

The holder of this professorship is expected to develop a competitive research program in one or more of the Center for Plant Molecular Biology’s central research areas with a focus on molecular plant physiology. Further information at: 

The holder of this professorship will be expected to interact with the research units at the Center for Plant Molecular Biology (ZMBP), to be actively involved in the further development of the center, and to take on long-term responsibilities in teaching lower-level plant physiology. The position has a teaching load of four hours per week prior to an interim evaluation, and six hours thereafter. Interaction with other groups within the University of Tübingen’s Faculty of Science are also welcome. 

The working group will benefit from the ZMBP’s outstanding centralized service units (administration, plant transformation, cytometry / FACS, greenhouses, analytics, spectromicroscopy, IT support).

Required qualifications include an outstanding doctorate in a pertinent field, recognizable potential for internationally acclaimed publications in leading international peer-reviewed journals and third-party funding, as well as teaching experience. 

Applicants for a tenure-track professorship with a PhD from Tübingen must have changed universities after completing their doctorates or have worked in academia for at least two years somewhere other than the University of Tübingen.

If the final evaluation after six years is positive, this professorship will be upgraded to a full (W3) professorship with no re-advertising of the position. Detailed information on this employment category and the criteria underlying the interim evaluation and promotion to the tenured position may be found in our guidelines for tenure review under the following link:

There you can also find information on this employment category. Applicants must be in an early stage of their career; those who have completed a habilitation will therefore be excluded.

The University of Tübingen is particularly interested in increasing the number of women in research and teaching and therefore strongly encourages women candidates to apply. In line with its internationalization agenda, the university welcomes applications from researchers outside Germany. In the case of equally qualified candidates, applicants with disabilities will be given preference.

Applications with supporting documents (cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, list of publications and teaching experience, certificates/diplomas) as well as a teaching statement and a research statement including collaboration plans, along with the completed application form ( should be sent by e-mail as a single PDF file (max. 10 MB) to the Dean of the Faculty of Science, University of Tübingen, Germany ( by October 30, 2020. Enquiries may also be directed to this address.

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