Professorship of Forest Economics and Sustainable Land-use Planning

The Faculty of Forest Sciences and Forest Ecology at the University of Göttingen invites applications for the position of a

Professorship of Forest Economics and Sustainable Land-use Planning
(BesGr. W3 NBesO)

supported by the Federal & State Program to promote study conditions and teaching quality. The position starts on 01.10.2017.

The incumbent will represent the complete fields of forest economics and land-use planning in research and teaching. It is expected that the professor will closely collaborate with partners from the forestry sector. The professor is furthermore expected to strengthen the economic research within the following research priority areas of the faculty: “Utilization of Forests and Forest Products” and “Sustainable Forestry and Global Change”. Finally, we expect that the incumbent will actively contribute to international research and collaborative research projects.

Teaching assignments include courses for bachelor and master students of the faculty in the fields of forest economics and sustainable land-use planning. Lessons are to be taught mainly in German and partly in English. We expect that the successful candidate will actively participate in adjusting the orientation of the offered courses of the faculty towards a stronger international profile.

Conditions for appointment are laid down in § 25 of the Higher Education Law of Lower Saxony. As a Public Law Foundation, the University of Göttingen holds the right of appointment. Further details will be provided on request.

We explicitly welcome applications from abroad. Under certain circumstances, relating to care and/or family responsibilities, part-time employment is possible. The University of Göttingen intends to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching, and hence strongly encourages female scientists to apply. Priority will be given to disabled persons with equivalent qualifications.

Please submit your application comprising a curriculum vitae, documentation of academic degrees and certificates, summary of teaching activities, as well as a list of publications, a research summary, in printed or in electronic form as a single pdf-file to the Dekan der Fakultät für Forstwissenschaften und Waldökologie der Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Büsgenweg 5, D-37077 Göttingen, Germany, email:, no later than 15.02.2017.


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