University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover Foundation
W2 professorship for “Small Mammals, Reptiles, Birds” (m/f/d)
to be filled as soon as possible at the Clinic for Small Mammals, Reptiles and Birds (HRV) in close interaction with
the Clinic for Small Animals. Depending on the personal requirements, recruitment will be on the basis of the salary
grade W2. A temporary employment may be considered initially depending on individual aptitude and prerequisites.
Area of Responsibility:
Applicants are expected to represent teaching, research and service in at least one of the
special fields of diseases of small mammals / ornamental and wild birds and reptiles, including
afflicted native wildlife and trafficking in exotic animals. The specialist areas include teaching
and research as well as services in the fields of aetiology, pathogenesis, epidemiology, internal
medicine, surgery, prophylaxis and therapy of diseases of these species. A nationally and internationally
forward-looking teaching concept includes the training of the disciplines within the
framework of the “European College of Zoological Medicine”. Active, transdisciplinary co-operation
with other scientific institutions is expected to continue, especially within the framework
of third-party funded research projects.
Several years of experience in the field of research with at least one of the focal points pets,
reptiles, ornamental, zoo and wild birds and birds of prey, which can be documented by publications,
is expected. Requirements for employment are a veterinary licence, pedagogical suitability,
doctorate, habilitation or equivalent scientific achievements. Recognition as a veterinary
specialist in the relevant fields and as an “EBVS® European Specialist” and a “Diploma of the
European College of Zoological Medicine” with at least one of the specialties “Small Mammals”,
“Herpetological Medicine” or “Avian Medicine” or a “Specialist” recognised by the “AVMA” is a
prerequisite. Proof of successful acquisition of third-party funding is expected. Experience in
university self-administration and personnel management would be an advantage.
Existing evidence and results of the teaching evaluation should be submitted with the application.
The further requirements for employment are regulated in § 25 of the Niedersächsischen
Hochschulgesetzes (Lower Saxony Higher Education Act; NHG).
The University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover Foundation is endeavouring to increase the number of female professors.
Women are, therefore, expressly requested to apply (§ 21, paragraph 3 NHG). Severely disabled applicants
will be given special consideration if they are equally qualified.
Applications from academics from abroad are expressly welcome. Knowledge of German is expected, but can also
be improved in the initial period.
Applications with the usual documents are requested in electronic form to be sent in a file to the President of the
University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover Foundation (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 15.12.2020. Your personal
data will be treated confidentially (www.tiho-hannover.de/ds-bew).