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Professorship (W1/W2) Digital Technology and Automation in the Production of Special Crops
Hochschule Geisenheim University
Hochschule Geisenheim University (HGU) offers both application-oriented bachelor programs and research-based master programs and
has the right to award doctorates. As part of its strategic alignment to promote young scientists during their early professional career,
Geisenheim University invites applications for the
W1-Professorship (with W2 tenure tenure track) (f/m/d)
Digital Technology and Automation in the Production of Special Crops
The professorship belongs to the Department of Agricultural Engineering (TE). Faculty in the Department are conducting research and
teaching in a wide array of fields in engineering, technology, automation, crop sensing and precision farming.
Responsibilities include research and teaching in the fields of digital technology, crop sensing and automation in the production of horticultural
crops including grapevines. Special emphasize should be placed on the use of modern sensing technologies to optimize seeding
and planting processes, crop management, GPS guided machines, innovative and precise proxy sensing in the production of special
crops in combination with automation technology.
The implementation of digital technology along the entire process chain from crop cultivation to the point of sale is central task for this
position. The teaching load includes courses in German and English taught bachelor and master programs with 4-6 teaching hours per
week during the semester. Specific teaching assignments with a significant engineering component are embedded in the study programs
on Horticultural Sciences, Food logistics and Viticulture and Oenology.
We seek to appoint a junior scientist with excellent potential for high standard national and international research on digital technology,
crop sensing and automation. A university degree and an outstanding doctoral degree or equivalent scientific qualification in biological
and agricultural engineering, biological systems engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, or related fields are required.
For this position, we expect pedagogic aptitude, including the ability to teach in German and English. First experiences with the acquisition
of external funds are desirable. The candidate must be willing to co-operate with other research and teaching units on campus. Participation
in and performance of departmental and university service is expected.
We are looking to fill the positions as soon as possible. All positions are initially W1 fixed-term positions with civil servant status for 6 years
with tenure track to a tenured W2 position after a successful evaluation based on § 64 Hessian Higher Education act. The professorships
are funded by the Tenure Track Program of the Federal Government and the Federal States.
HGU acknowledges the value of diversity and strives to increase the diversity of its members. HGU provides excellent working conditions in
a scientific community embedded in the research environment of the Greater Rhein Main Area. HGU is certified as a family-friendly
university and encourages applications of candidates with family or at a family-planning stage. HGU is an equal opportunity employer. As
such, we explicitly encourage applications from women. Applications from disabled persons with essentially the same qualifications will be
given preference (please provide documentation).
Please send your application (specifying the above indicated Chiffre) in English or German, to arrive no later than April 15th 2020, to Geisenheim
University, Sachgebiet Personalmanagement, Von-Lade-Str. 1, D-65366 Geisenheim/Germany via email to
(PDF with no more than 10 MB). We are looking forward to receiving your supporting documentation such as CV, certificates, credentials,
list of publications, teaching activities, short statement of research and teaching strategies as well as obtained third-party funding. For
general information, Miss Lisa Keitz (Tel. 06722 502-277, Lisa.Keitz@hs-gm.de) can be contacted.
For thematically focused inquiries regarding please contact
Professor Hans-Peter Schwarz (Tel.: +49(0)6722 502-361, E-Mail: Hans-Peter.Schwarz@hs-gm.de)