W 2 professorship in marine ecology / adaptation to ocean extremes

Kiel University and GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel aim to attract more qualified women to professorships.

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at Kiel University, Germany and GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel jointly invite applications for a

W 2-Professorship in Marine Ecology / Adaptation to Ocean Extremes

to start at the earliest possible date.

Deadline for application: 10 November 2021.


The Professorship is located at GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel (www.geomar.de) and will lead the Research Unit, Experimental Ecology-Benthic Ecology“ within the Research Division, Marine Ecology“.

The ocean is by definition an extreme habitat, with large regions being oligotrophic, below the reach of sunlight, and sometimes even anoxic, yet life is thriving. New extremes, such as heat waves, upwelling of oxygen deficient waters, pollution, or ocean acidification are induced by human activity, adding to naturally occurring extremes. A key question is thus how marine life adapts to such spatially or temporarily extreme conditions.

The successful candidate will have already established a successful and internationally visible research line that addresses adaptation of marine life in its broadest sense to natural and anthropogenic challenges. This may address (but not exclusively):
• the analysis of contemporary or past evolutionary adaptation
• the restructuring or migration of communities
• the physiological and plasticity of reactions of species
• metabolic and biochemical adaptations

The Professorship is associated with a teaching position in the Kiel Master‘s program in Biological Oceanography. Relevant teaching experience is required. Non-German speaking applicants are expected to acquire German language skills and to teach courses in German after three years at the latest.

For further formal information, please refer to the recruitment requirements of § 61 of the Higher Education Act of the State of Schleswig-Holstein. More information can be found at http://www.berufungen.uni-kiel.de (in German).

Nature Careers, 6 September 2021. More information.

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