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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Life Sciences, Albrecht Daniel Thaer-Institute of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences

The Faculty of Life Sciences, Albrecht Daniel Thaer-Institute of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences, invites applications for a Full Professorship for ‘Plant Nutrition’ (W3) starting 1 April 2025.

Full Professorship for ‘Plant Nutrition’ (W3)

Working field:

We look for an excellent and ambitious researcher to fill the core professorship "Plant Nutrition" at the Thaer Institute. The successful candidate will address the field in its entire breadth in research and teaching with a particular focus on the development of sustainable agricultural systems for food production in a socio-ecological context.

In research and teaching, the successful candidate is expected to address methods of environmentally sound nutrient supply with the aim of harnessing the yield potential of horticultural and agricultural crops, creating market-oriented product qualities, closing nutrient cycles, maintaining or rather improving soil fertility and increasing land use efficiency. Examples of possible research areas include: Control of biological processes in soils and plants, precision strategies in fertilization, innovative uses of biostimulants, adaptation mechanisms to nutrient toxicities, and breeding of resource-efficient crops. Both food crop production on large areas in the field and intensive cultivation under controlled conditions should be addressed.

The internationally recognized researcher has published regularly in relevant international journals and successfully attracted and completed competitive research grants and thereby demonstrated an ability to conduct problem-oriented and highly innovative research. Experience in the supervision of doctoral researchers, in interdisciplinary cooperation within and outside the Life Sciences and in knowledge transfer with agricultural practice, advisors and public policy is desired.


The successful candidate has didactic skills and relevant teaching experience, especially in the areas of nutrient balance and material balances, mineral and organic fertilization, nutritional physiology of crops, and soil fertility. Willingness to teach in English and German (if necessary after a period of time to learn the language sufficiently) is required, as well as the willingness to engaged participation in the university's self-governance. Willingness for continuous improvement of teaching methods and for intensive collaboration within the Thaer-Institute, the Faculty of Life Sciences, and across faculties is expected.

The main office of the professorship is located in Berlin Dahlem.

The applicants must meet the legal requirements for professorial appointments in accordance with § 100 of the `Berliner Hochschulgesetz’.

How to apply:

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin is seeking to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching, and specifically encourages qualified female scholars to apply. Scholars from abroad are welcome to apply. Severely disabled applicants with equivalent qualifications will be given preferential consideration. Qualified candidates with an immigration history are explicitly encouraged to apply.

Your application must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement including summaries of past, present, and prospective projects, teaching philosophy and experience, list of teaching assignments, a statement identifying previous and future contributions to equity, diversity and inclusion, and the candidate`s ability to work in culturally diverse groups, copies of certificates and documents (including transcripts), and a list of publications with up to five full copies of selected articles. Individuals in an early career stage and with experience in the above areas are explicitly encouraged to apply.

Please also take note of the instructions concerning application documents on our website: Since we will not return your documents, please submit copies in the application only.

Please send your application until 8th May 2024 quoting the reference number PR/003/24 preferably in electronic form in one single pdf file to: or to Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Faculty of Life Sciences, Dean, Prof. Dr. Dr. Christian Ulrichs, Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin.

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