W2_Nature Conservation with Focus on Fauna

Delivery Deadline: 31.01.2024 11:59

We strive for universality, diversity and interdisciplinarity. With more than 28,000 students, three Clusters of Excellence, 5,000 members of staff, over 150 institutes and an outstanding infrastructure, Leibniz University Hannover offers an innovative environment for top-level education and research in a comprehensive range of subjects.

The Institute of Environmental Planning at the Faculty of Architecture and Landscape Science invites applications for the following position of Salary Scale W2 NBesO starting as soon as possible:

University Professorship (m/f/d) in
Nature Conservation with Focus on Fauna



The Position

The professorship's main areas of research and teaching are:

  • Scientific principles, methods and goals of nature conservation, especially for the protection of faunal biodiversity in the face of climate change and the biodiversity crisis
  • Approaches for the integration of scientific content into planning and governance processes
  • Teaching is aimed at students of landscape architecture and environmental planning and, in addition to lectures on planning-related plant ecology, includes in particular mapping exercises in the field


Your Profile

Required are:

  • Several years of experience in the recording and nature conservation assessment of a group of animal species relevant to nature conservation
  • In-depth knowledge of the goals and measures of faunistic nature conservation at different spatial scales
  • Good methodical knowledge of the recording and nature conservation assessment of the fauna
  • Willingness to also teach courses in German
  • Willingness for interdisciplinary cooperation within and outside the faculty

Of advantage are:

  • Good knowledge of Central European wildlife relevant to nature conservation and their habitat requirements
  • Experience in obtaining research funding


What we can offer you

LUH offers excellent working conditions in a vibrant scientific community combined with an exceptional standard of living in a modern city surrounded by nature. In addition, LUH provides numerous opportunities for further education and training as well as many services to support families. The Dual Career Service at LUH is aimed at the partners of newly-appointed professors and provides support with career perspectives in Hannover and the surrounding region. As a central point of contact for international researchers, the Welcome Centre provides information on non-academic queries concerning your stay in Hannover.

Leibniz University Hannover promotes equal opportunities, diversity and a balance between work and family life (Equal Opportunities Office). For this reason, female researchers are particularly encouraged to apply. Furthermore, we welcome applications from international researchers. Preference will be given to equally-qualified applicants with disabilities (Representative for employees with disabilities). Upon request, part-time employment is possible.


Further information

Candidates aged 50 or over at the intended time of appointment who do not already have civil servant status in Germany will be employed as regular members of staff.

General duties and employment requirements are specified in § 25 of the Lower Saxony Higher Education Act (NHG). For detailed information on employment requirements, please contact the Appointment Matters department.


For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Jochen Hack (Email: hack@umwelt.uni-hannover.de).

Please submit your documents by January 30, 2024 exclusively via the appointment portal of Leibniz University Hannover at:



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