Tenure-Track Professor for Neurobiology of Vocal Communication
June 8, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
Academic / Research
Starting date: October 1st, 2018.
The new professorship within the 1.000 Professors Program is expected to represent the topic Systems Neurophysiology in research and teaching. The professorship is part of the Institute of Neurobiology that emphasizes the comparative analysis of complex behavioural and brain functions in various vertebrate classes. The ideal candidate combines modern neurophysiological approaches and behavioural investigations in higher vertebrates. One possible subject is the song system of songbirds, which constitute one of the most successful model systems allowing to explore the brain’s neuronal foundation of complex communication. The future holder of the position is expected to have an excellent research track record and a broad spectrum of methods. Moreover, participation in existing and planned collaborative research activities is desirable. Adequate participation in biological and neurobiological teaching within the Bachelor’s and Master’s study programs in Biology is necessary.
Required qualifications include an outstanding doctoral thesis in a pertinent field, recognizable potential for internationally visible publications in leading international peer-reviewed journals, and teaching aptitude.
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 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:
The candidate will contribute to the course offerings in the Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs in Biology. The teaching load will comprise four to six hours per week per semester. Independent research activities in Systems Neurophysiology are expected. The candidate will qualify for a professor position at a university or an equivalent institution of higher learning by independently fulfilling the requirements needed for researching and teaching at university level.
Tübingen University is particularly interested in applications from female candidates for this position and therefore strongly encourages women to apply. In line with its internationalization agenda, the university welcomes applications from researchers outside Germany.
Applicants with disabilities who possess equivalent qualifications will be given preferential treatment.