The University of Göttingen invites applications for the position of a
Professorship (W2) in Wood Technology and Wood Composites (salary level
at the Faculty of Forest Sciences and Forest Ecology.
The position will strengthen the research area of forest products.
Applicants should have a research record in the interface between
sustainable forestry concepts and the wood industry. The research focus
should be on wood technology and wood composites. In particular, the
research should cover one or several of the following areas:
- Innovative wood composites
- Wood chemistry
- Wood adhesives/adhesive technology
The teaching of the position will be mainly within the Bachelor and Master
programmes of the faculty (as the master in Wood Biology and Wood
Technology). Because of the international orientation of the study program
and the number of international students, teaching will be in English
(besides to German).
Conditions for appointment are laid down in § 25 of the Higher Education Law
of Lower Saxony of 26.02.2007 (Official Law Gazette of Lower Saxony, Nds.
GVBl. 5/2007 p. 69). As a Public Law Foundation, the University of Göttingen
holds the right of appointment. Further details will be explained on
We explicitly welcome applications from abroad. Under certain circumstances,
relating to care and/or family responsibilities, part-time employment is
possible. The University of Göttingen intends to increase the proportion of
women in research and teaching, and hence strongly encourages female
scientists to apply. Priority will be given to disabled persons with
Applications including the pertinent documents (CV, list of publications,
teaching and research track records) are requested by June 21th, 2012 and
should be sent to the Dean of the Faculty of Forest Sciences and Forest
Ecology at the following address: Dekan der Fakultät für Forstwissenschaften
und Waldökologie der Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Büsgenweg 5, 37077
If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Wolfgang Hiltscher at
It's now time to register for the upcoming SWST/ICBR Annual Convention,
August 27-31, 2012, Beijing, China. You can register at
Plan to be there to join your old friends and colleagues and meet new ones.
We have 158 abstracts from 21 countries to provide you with an interesting
and enjoyable convention. This year we will have 15 students participate in
the Student Poster Competition. Take this opportunity to learn about China
and explore the many wonders of this country. Look for a new program soon
listing all the speakers and posters that will be presented. THe summeary
flyer is attached now.
If you still want to submit an abstract, you can do so but it will be in the
poster session. This carries equal weight at the convention as all
presentations (both oral and poster) require a 4-8 page paper for the
proceedings. Submit to abstracts2012(a)swst.org
Please pass this message on to other lists you have and people you know that
might be interested in this opportunity. This will help us spread the word
about this upcoming convention. Hope to see many of you there!
Victoria L. Herian
Society of Wood Science and Technology
P.O. Box 6155
Monona, WI 53716-6155 USA
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