W2 Professorship with tenure track to W3 in Animal Husbandry (f/m/d)

Georg-August-Universität Göttingen


The Faculty of Agricultural Sciences at the University of Göttingen invites applications for a temporary professorship with civil servant status (grade W2 NBesO) with tenure track (grade W3 NBesO) at the Department of Animal Sciences effective at the earliest possible date:

W2 Professorship with tenure track to W3 in Animal Husbandry (f/m/d)

The appointment is initially for five years. Transfer to a permanent professorship (W3) shall take place after a positive evaluation without the position being readvertised.

The holder of the position will develop and implement innovations in the field of livestock husbandry systems including process engineering and the incorporation of aspects such as animal welfare, performance and economics. In addition, contributions to the development of Precision Livestock Farming are expected.

We are looking for a committed scholar who is willing to collaborate with colleagues and who has an international publication record as well as experience in teaching and with the acquisition and implementation of research projects, all corresponding to her/his current career progression. Research should focus on agricultural topics with an international profile. We expect an interdisciplinary orientation as well as cooperation both within the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences as well as with other faculties and members of the Göttingen Campus, for example in DFG collaborative research projects or comparable formats. The University of Göttingen offers excellent opportunities to cooperate with various scientific partners and enterprises in the livestock production sector.

The professorship will contribute to teaching in Bachelor and Master’s degree programmes in Agricultural Sciences (Livestock Sciences, Resource Management), in the Master’s degree programme in Equine Science, and in the faculty Doctoral programme. The successful candidate will be able to teach in both German and English (after a training period, if necessary). The University of Göttingen attaches importance to research-oriented teaching.

Appointment requirements are stipulated by Article 25 of the Lower Saxony Higher Education Act in the most current version of that law. As a rule, junior professors and other members of the University of Göttingen who have obtained their doctorate from this university can only be considered for a professorial appointment if after the completion of the doctoral thesis they have transferred to another university or worked for a minimum of two years in research elsewhere. The University of Göttingen is a Public Law Foundation and thereby entitled to award professorships. Details will be provided upon request.

Applications from abroad are explicitly welcome. The University of Göttingen strives to increase the proportion of women in areas where women are underrepresented and therefore explicitly invites qualified female scholars to apply. The University has committed itself to being a family-friendly institution and supports its employees in balancing work and family life. The University is particularly committed to the professional participation of disabled employees and therefore welcomes applications from persons with disabilities. In the case of equivalent qualifications, applications from disabled persons will be given preference. In order for the University to be able to protect the interests of the applicant, information about a disability or equal status should be included in the application.

If you have further questions, please contact Prof. Dr. Michael Hölker: [email protected].

Applications should include a curriculum vitae, certificates and transcripts, a list of publications, a record of teaching experience, a meaningful research and teaching perspective, and a list of successfully acquired third-party funding. Please send your application in English to the Dean of the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Prof. Dr. Stephan von Cramon-Taubadel, no later than June 9, 2024 via the online application portal:


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