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Job Opening: Full Professor of Human Evolution

The Department of Geosciences of the Faculty of Science at Tübingen University invites applications for the position of Full professor (W2) of Human Evolution available immediately. This position will be made available for a period of five years according to section 50 subsection 2 sentence 1 no. 5 of the Baden-Württemberg state law covering higher education and specifically the promotion of highly gifted junior researchers.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Carried out long-term research in human Plio-Pleistocene evolution
  • Well-documented expertise in the analysis of the human and primate fossil record
  • Quantitative analytical skills, including virtual anthropology, histological or modelling approaches
  • Long-term participation and/or leadership in fieldwork
Potential Research Directions:
  • Ontogenetic and life history perspectives on human evolution
  • Locomotor adaptations
  • Environmental influences on human evolution

The position will be responsible for the Pale-oanthropology curriculum in Human Evolution at the bachelor and master levels, including teaching of lecture and laboratory courses (e.g. Introduction to the Human Fossil Record, Evolution of Human Biology and Behavior, Research Design, Evolutionary Theory). The position has a teaching load of nine hours per week during the semester. The successful candidate will be expected to complement existing strengths in the Paleoanthropology working group and to develop new collaborative research avenues.

Required Qualifications:
  • Postdoctoral qualifications equivalent to the requirements for tenure
  • Excellent research record including evidence of teaching effectiveness
  • Experience in the acquisition of third-party funded projects

The successful candidate will be working in a highly collegial and family-friendly work environment.

Equal Opportunity and Diversity:

The University of Tübingen is committed to equal opportunity, diversity, and inclusion. Female scientists, in particular, are explicitly invited to apply, as are applicants from outside Germany. Applications from equally qualified candidates with disabilities will be given preference.

Please submit your application documents via the online application portal of the University of Tübingen by August 4, 2023. Enquiries may be directed to the Dean of the Faculty of Science, Prof. Dr. Thilo Stehle, University of Tübingen, Germany (

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