W3 Professorship in Agricultural Production Economics and Farm Data Management



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The Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg is looking to appoint an outstanding individual to a

W3 Professorship in "Agricultural Production Economics and Farm Data Management"

(successor to Peter Wagner)

within the Faculty of Natural Sciences III, Institute for Agricultural and Nutritional Sciences.

The successful candidate is expected to repre­sent the subject area “Agricultural Production Economics and Farm Data Management” (plant, animal, energy and biomass production) in teaching and research. Focal areas are data-based decision support in agricultural business operations and data-based farm business consultancy.
The central fields of research are digital farm data management and the modeling of deci­sions. Particularly relevant fields include the use of big data, the economic and resource-saving optimization of agricultural production processes (Precision [Livestock] Farming) as well as inter-business process optimization within digitized traceability and quality management systems. The research on data-driven optimization is to support a sustainable resource use in the agr­icultural sector. In the area of precision farming, the successful candidate is expected to use the existing possibilities to carry out large-scale agricultural field experiments under practical conditions in cooperation with experimental and teaching farms. In the field of agricultural consultancy, a particular emphasis is to be put on the question of how the content and the methodology of agricultural extension need to be adapted to make full use of novel digitalized decision-support technologies and digital media.
Close cooperation with the agricultural science professors of the institute, subject-related areas of the university and non-university research institutes in the region is expected.

Applicants need to fulfill the pre-conditions of appointment as stipulated in section 35 of the Saxony-Anhalt State Law of Universities. Particular emphasis is placed on a Habilitation in the relevant field or an equivalent level of scien­tific achievement and recognition. Candidates are expected to have attained the appropriate level of experience or qualification in teaching and should have a proven track record, including relevant publications and, in particular, experi­ence in the field of production economics and farm digitization. The willingness to participate in university self-administration is a prerequisite.
Further duties and responsibilities are stipulated in section 34 of the Saxony-Anhalt State Law of Universities.

The Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg is committed to diversity and aims to create an inclusive environment where our staff and students feel valued and inspired. In particular, we aim to increase the proportion of women appointed as permanent staff; therefore, appro­priately qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position. 

The Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg strives to provide an environment compatible with work-life-balance and has been certified as a family-friendly university since 2009.

Applications from candidates with disabilities are particularly welcome and will be given prefe­rence in the event of equivalent qualification.

Applications should include a complete curri­culum vitae including the candidate’s scientific career and qualifications, academic certificates, a list of publications (with identification of three key publications) and successful third-party funding acquisitions as well as a teaching record including evaluations. A statement is also requested of the candidate’s future research interests and a research concept including opportunities for cooperation (maximum 2 pages) as well as a teaching concept (maximum 2 pages). Please include your business and private addresses.

The complete application should be sent electronically by E-mail (one integrated pdf file less than 5 MB) not later than 16.12.2022 to the following address:

Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg
Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät III
Dekan Prof. Dr. Matthias Müller-Hannemann
06099 Halle (Saale)
E-mail: dekanat@natfak3.uni-halle.de


For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Norbert Hirschauer (phone:
+49 345 55 22362, e-mail: norbert.hirschauer@landw.uni-halle.de).
Please note: Applications to his email address will not be considered.

The job announcement is subject to possible budget constraints.
Please note that the University is unfortunately unable to reimburse costs associated with the application.

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06099 Halle (Saale) , Germany