University Professor of Reproduction and Udder Health in Ruminants
Free University of Berlin Department of Veterinary Medicine

Department of Veterinary Medicine Clinical Center for Farm Animals

University Professor of Reproduction and Udder Health in Ruminants

Salary grade: W3 or equivalent Reference code: 080172

Bewerbungsende: 04.03.2021

The successful applicant will cover research, teaching, and service in the clinical disciplines of reproduction and udder health in ruminants. This includes patient care at the Clinical Center for Farm Animals as well as ongoing reproductive management of ruminants on farms.

Appointment requirements are governed by Article 100 of the Berlin Higher Education Act (Berliner Hochschulgesetz – BerlHG). Successful candidates should hold a university degree in veterinary medicine. They should further be qualified as a specialized veterinarian in one of the relevant areas of expertise of a veterinarians’ chamber and/or hold a diplomate of the European College for Animal Reproduction (ECAR), European College of Bovine Health Management (ECBHM), or American College of Theriogenologists (ACT).

In addition, candidates for the position will have a prestigious international research profile involving projects focused on the physiology and pathology of reproduction in ruminants, including udder health with consideration of food safety. Qualifications in teaching at the university level, including postgraduate training and continuing education, are a further prerequisite. Candidates with teaching experience in an international context in particular are encouraged to apply. The applicants should also be able to demonstrate success in acquiring and leading externally funded research projects.

Along with the regular official duties of professors listed in Article 99 of the Berlin Higher Education Act, we expect the appointee to engage in the following activities:

The new professor will develop new research areas and continue to build on existing ones. They will integrate research into the structures and/or cooperate with the working groups at the Department’s Veterinary Center for Resistance Research as well as at the whole Department of Veterinary Medicine at Freie Universität Berlin. Moreover, the professor will cooperate with other institutions and working groups at Freie Universität Berlin as well as relevant research institutions in the Berlin/Brandenburg metropolitan region. They will also be expected to teach courses in ways that are sensitive to gender and diversity issues.

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Applications are requested to be submitted in English and should include a CV, copies of all certificates of academic qualification in German or English; a list of publications, a list of courses previously taught and evidence of teaching aptitude. Please include information on involvement in ongoing and future research endeavors, joint research projects, externally funded projects and, if necessary, language certificates. If applicable, please give information on partnerships with industry, inventions/patents, and spin-offs.
All materials, including a personal postal address and email address, must be received no later than March 4th, 2021, preferably electronically. Please indicate the reference code for the position when you submit your materials in one PDF file (maximum 5 MB), to the following address:

Freie Universität Berlin

Fachbereich Veterinärmedizin


Prof. Jürgen Zentek

Oertzenweg 19 b

14163 Berlin



Application guidelines, general information on the appointment procedure, appointment requirements for professorships at Freie Universität Berlin, and the regulations defined by the Berlin Higher Education Act that are relevant to professorships (Articles 99, 100, 101, 102 a,102c BerlHG) can be found online:

On the given occasion and for the duration of the essential on-site operations by Freie Universität Berlin, we kindly ask you to apply electronically by e-mail. The processing of a postal application cannot be guaranteed.

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Stellenauschreibung vom: 31.01.2021

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