Professorship in Food Science

Country: Germany;

City: Anhalt

Vacancy added: 11.10.2018

Employer: Anhalt University of Applied Sciences


Welcome to Anhalt University of Applied Sciences, one of the leading research universities in Saxony-Anhalt. Located in the heart of Central Germany, Anhalt University’s innovative approach combines international-level research and teaching with excellent study and living conditions. With more than 70 degree programs, we provide students with the freedom to develop their own personalities. Most importantly, we prepare about 8,000 German and international students for a successful career start.

Anhalt University’s Bernburg-based Department of Agriculture, Ecotrophology and Landscape Development invites applications for the

Professorship in Food Science

(salary group W2)

(position to be filled for winter semester 2019).

We are seeking to appoint a candidate who has a PhD and whose practical and research activities focus on the food sector. He/she should be familiar with questions of food production, food chemistry and methods of food analysis (physical, chemical, sensory).  The professorship to be filled is characterized by a special profile with a focus on food sensory science. Consequently, special value is placed on experience in the management of a sensory panel and the planning, implementation and software-based statistical evaluation of sensory food tests.

In accordance with established practices at Campus Bernburg, the appointment includes teaching responsibilities in several food-relevant modules, including food science with special consideration of change, preservation, indication of food quality as well as product knowledge and sensory analysis. The position, moreover, involves the supervision of student projects and theses, cooperation with practice partners as well as practice and technology transfer-oriented research, which is reflected in corresponding externally-funded projects. Several years of teaching experience are required. 

Applicants should demonstrate willingness to participate in collaborative academic management processes (Hochschulselbstverwaltung) and be wholly committed to developing Anhalt University’s degree programs.

The requirements for employment are governed by Article 35 Hochschulgesetz Land Sachsen-Anhalt (HSG LSA). According to Article 17 of the Constitution of Anhalt University (Grundordnung der Hochschule Anhalt), in conjunction with Article 38 HSG LSA, any first appointment as a professor is generally probationary.  The salary is paid in line with legal and budgetary conditions.

Anhalt University wishes to increase the proportion of women amongst its academic personnel and, thus, expressively encourages qualified women to apply for the post. The requirements of SGB IX apply to severely handicapped candidates with equal suitability, qualifications and professional performance.

Applications containing the usual documents (CV, breakdown of scientific career including teaching and related practical activities, list of publications, certified certificates/documents – higher education entrance qualification, graduation diploma/university certificates, PhD/doctoral certificate, if applicable post-doctoral qualification/Habilitation) are to be sent within one month of the publication of this vacancy to:

Präsident der Hochschule Anhalt

Bernburger Straße 55

06366 Köthen (Anhalt)


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