Foundation Vinetum lecturer in wild bee health (Dozentin/Dozent)

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As of the 01.06.2021, the Institute of Bee Health, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Bern, is seeking a candidate to fulfil the following lecturer (100%) position:

Foundation Vinetum lecturer in wild bee health (Dozentin/Dozent)

Duties in teaching and scientific research:

  • Teaching undergraduates and postgraduates in veterinary medicine and biology
  • Research on key factors of wild bee health
  • Management of the wild bee division at the Institute of Bee Health

Additional requirements:

  • Raising of external competitive funding
  • Supervision of students
  • Cooperating with national as well as international partners

Requirements for successful applications:

  • Completed Ph.D. in veterinary medicine, zoology or equivalent
  • Publications in international peer-reviewed journals
  • Proven track record of external funding
  • Experience in teaching
  • Documented knowledge of bees, bioinformatics, statistics
  • Fluency in both German and English

Career stage: The announcement begins as an assistant lecturer with tenure track.

Further notice:

  • A temporary eight year employment with the possibility of a permanent position
  • Applications from early stage researchers are encouraged (i.e., < 6 years since Ph.D. degree)
  • The University of Bern strives to increase the percentage of woman in academic executive positions and thus explicitly encourages female candidates to apply
  • The possibility for job-sharing is negotiable

Necessary application credentials:

  • Motivation letter and Curriculum Vitae
  • List of all publications and teaching duties
  • List of successfully acquired external funding
  • Indications of current activities and experience in academic committees

Applications should be sent electronically as one PDF document to Prof. Dr.  Peter Neumann ( no later than the 01.05.2021.

Contact person for further information: Prof. Dr. Peter Neumann.

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