Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences in Kleve and Kamp-Lintfort, Germany, offers an innovative and uniquely international environment with first-rate, interdisciplinary and predominantly English-taught bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. In addition to excellence in teaching, we are also committed to excellence in applied research, particularly in the areas of engineering, technology and the natural and social sciences. The university is home to a student body of over 7,000 students from over 100 countries. Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences sits on the picturesque Lower Rhine between the industrial and economic hub of the Rhine-Ruhr region and the Netherlands. This idyllic, yet central location offers the perfect backdrop for families, as well as excellent connections to bustling metropolitan areas.

We are currently inviting applications for the following professorship in the Faculty of Life Sciences, Kleve Campus, to be filled initially for three semesters in the winter semester 2020/2021:

Interim Professor in "Agribusiness", Kleve Campus
W2 position (LBesG NRW), reference number 01/F2/20

Your tasks

  • The professorship at the Faculty of Life Sciences is to represent the following focal points in teaching and research. Relevant experience in one or more of these priorities is therefore necessary:

    • Agricultural economics and farm management,
    • Natural resource and environmental economics,
    • Supply chain management and analysis of agri-food value chains,
    • Sustainability assessment and management in agri-food enterprises and value chains,
    • Environmental valuation and economic impact assessment.

Your profile

  •  A degree in agriculture, horticulture or economics with outstanding grades and a relevant doctorate
  •   Ideally the applicant should have practical work experience in the agricultural and food industry
  • The courses in the Bachelor's and Master's programmes of the faculty are mainly offered in English. Very good English language skills are therefore mandatory
  • The research competence is to be proven by relevant publications and/or the amount of third-party funds raised
  • It would be desirable for the job holder to be able to provide new impulses for knowledge transfer and applied research in cooperation with the regional economy
  • Creativity, team spirit and the ability for interdisciplinary cooperation in teaching and research are essential for this professorship
  • The willingness to take over the leadership of the international Bachelor's programme "Agribusiness" is assumed

We offer

  • An exciting challenge at an interdisciplinary, internationally oriented, young and dynamically growing university
  • A pleasant working environment in a highly motivated team
  • The opportunity to closely interlink teaching and research activities
  • The opportunity to shape and develop your area of teaching independently and establish new professional contacts

The relevant statutory requirements governing the appointment of professors are set forth in § 36 of the Higher Education Act of North Rhine-Westphalia (Hochschulgesetz NRW). These include, in particular:

  • A completed university degree in a related field
  • Special aptitude for academic work, demonstrated usually by a high-quality doctoral dissertation
  • Outstanding achievements in the advancement or application of scientific knowledge and methods over a period of at least five years, three of which having occurred outside of higher education

Non-native German speakers must have at least basic proficiency in German.

Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences is committed to the professional development and advancement of women. Female candidates are expressly welcomed and encouraged to apply. In accordance with the Gender Equality Act of North Rhine-Westphalia (Landesgleichstellungsgesetz NRW), in cases of equal suitability, aptitude and professional experience, female candidates shall be given preferential consideration over male candidates for vacancies in areas with proportionally fewer female employees, provided there are no specific, overriding reasons for giving preference to a specific male candidate.

In the event of equal suitability, additional preferential consideration will also be given to suitable candidates with a severe disability or equivalent persons as defined by § 2 (3), Volume IX of the German Social Security Code (SGB).

An appointment to this position under private law is also possible.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Deadline for applications: 08.03.2020

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