Service centres

Contacts and service centres

Faculty contacts

Dean’s Office

If you are new to FAU as a W1 professor, you will likely have a number of questions related to your daily tasks. How do you book a seminar room? Who will help me furnish my office? What do I need to know when employing student assistants? The Dean’s Office at your faculty will be pleased to advise you on these and similar questions.

Volker Barnickel

Fakultätsverwaltung Philosophische Fakultät und Fachbereich Theologie

If you have questions relating to the School of Theology, please contact the department’s administrative office at

School of Law:

Ass. jur. Dagmar Schwarzbach

Fachbereichsverwaltung Rechtswissenschaft (Erlangen)

School of Business, Economics and Society

Liane Bauer

Fachbereichsverwaltung Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften (Nürnberg)

Heidi Kurth

Verwaltungsangestellte des Dekanats der Medizinischen Fakultät (Teilzeit)

Fakultätsverwaltung Medizinische Fakultät

Petra Krysta, RAR

Fakultätsverwaltung Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät

Kerstin Stoltze


Fakultätsverwaltung Technische Fakultät

Advice on research-related aspects

If you have any research-related questions, we would advise you to contact the research coordinators for the relevant faculty and department.

Faculty research coordinators

Dr. Robert Fischer

Büro für Forschung und wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchs (Philosophische Fakultät und Fachbereich Theologie)

Serviceeinheiten der Philosophischen Fakultät und des Fachbereichs Theologie
Office for Research and Young Scientists

Dr. Dennis Kirchberg

Verwaltung und Serviceeinrichtungen Rechts- und Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät
Forschungsreferent der Rechts- und Wirtschaftswissenschaftlichen Fakultät (RW)

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Katrin Schiebel

Research Representative

Verwaltung und Serviceeinrichtungen Medizinische Fakultät
Forschungsreferat der Medizinischen Fakultät

Kerstin Stoltze


Fakultätsverwaltung Technische Fakultät

Services available to W1 professors

If you have any questions relating to specific W1 professorship vacancies, please contact the person specified in the call for applications.

If you have any questions relating to the appointments procedure and the intermediate evaluation, please contact the Office of Faculty Recruitment (German). University staff will find more detailed information on the intranet (German).

As part of its Dual Career Service, FAU can assist the partners of newly appointed professors with finding work locally suited to their chosen career.

Should problems arise at any point during an ongoing project, FAU provides a service for researchers that offers advice and support with regard to finding a sponsor, making applications, obtaining start-up financing for applications/project applications and project completion, knowledge and technology transfer, young researchers, publishing and open access, academic communication and research/life balance.

One successful strategy adopted at FAU is its Emerging Fields Initiative (EFI) through which support is provided in a flexible and ad hoc way to outstanding and preferably interdisciplinary projects at an early stage. By applying for EFI funding, eminent FAU researchers can put visionary concepts into practice, thus enabling them to react more effectively to upcoming research challenges.

The first two rounds of EFI funding gave impetus to 18 ambitious projects in all five of the university’s faculties. FAU is currently funding these projects with €12.4 million euros.