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The Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) invites applications for a

Full Professorship (W3) for Modern German Literature and Comparative Studies

at the Department of German Language and Literature. The professorship is a full-time and permanent position to be filled by 01.04.2023.

We seek to appoint a leading expert with an internationally visible research and teaching profile. Candidates are expected to specialise in literature of the saddle period and the 19th century, with a focus on comparative studies (incorporating other art forms). We expect a positive track record in acquiring third-party funding and an established research profile indicated by internationally visible publications and a strong academic network. Experience in interdisciplinary collaborative research is desirable, and the professor is expected to link their research to the key research priorities of FAU and the faculty. The successful candidate will be actively involved in the Master’s degree programme Ethics of Textual Cultures, and will take an active part in the degree programmes offered by the Department (BA German Language and Literature, MA German Language and Literature, all teaching degrees in German including the State Examination) and in the degree programme MA Literature Studies – intermedial and intercultural. The professor is also expected to assist in shaping the profile of the Department.

Successful candidates show an excellent academic track record in research and teaching at the highest international standards. You have substantial research experience abroad and/or international cooperations as well as experience in managing research projects and in raising third-party funding. A university degree and an outstanding doctoral degree as well as a passion for education and pertinent teaching experience are prerequisites. Candidates who are able and willing to teach in both English and German are desired. The position also requires additional postdoctoral qualifications. These should be in the form of a habilitation (postdoctoral thesis) or equivalent academic qualifications. You may also have acquired these necessary qualifications in a non-university context or through a junior faculty position (for example as W1 Professor or Assistant Professor).

FAU expects applicants to demonstrate academic leadership, engage in early career development and to drive FAU’s strategic agenda. FAU pursues a policy of intense student mentoring and therefore expects its teaching staff to be present during lecture periods.

FAU offers an outstandingly productive research environment as well as a passionate and multi-disciplinary scholarly community within a vibrant institutional network.

In its pursuit of academic excellence, FAU is committed to equality of opportunity and to a proactive and inclusive approach, which supports and encourages all under-represented groups, promotes an inclusive culture and values diversity. FAU is a family-friendly employer and is also responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Please submit your complete application documents (CV, list of publications, list of lectures and courses taught, copies of certificates and degrees, list of third-party funding) online at https://berufungen.fau.de by 29 October 2021, addressed to the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology. Please contact phil-berufungen@fau.de with any questions.

The Faculty of Medicine at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) invites applications for an independent

Tenure Track Professorship for Neural Epigenomics

(W2 / Associate Professor)

at the Institute for Medical Physics and Microtissue Engineering in close collaboration with the Institute of Biochemistry. The professorship is to be filled by the earliest possible starting date for an initial period of six years. FAU offers a long-term perspective of a permanent appointment to a W2 professorship if the requirements of the tenure evaluation are met.

We seek to appoint an expert who will develop an internationally visible research and teaching profile. The duties of the professorship include conducting research into epigenetic mechanisms in the development, physiology, or pathology of the nervous system in conjunction with the development of approaches for manipulating and analysing the neural epigenome. The aim of the professorship is to develop the Faculty of Medicine’s research focus areas in the field of neurodevelopment research in both existing research networks (DFG RTG 2162, ForInter) and planned research networks. We welcome applications from experts in the early stages of their research career with knowledge of epigenomics in healthy and diseased nervous systems using optogenetics/chemogenetics, CRISPF/Cas9 systems and/or bioinformatics.

Successful candidates demonstrate excellent academic achievements in research and teaching at the highest international standards. You have substantial research experience abroad as well as experience in managing research projects and in raising third-party funding. A university degree and an outstanding doctoral degree as well as a passion for education and pertinent teaching experience are prerequisites. Candidates who are able and willing to teach in both English and German are desired. The position also requires additional postdoctoral qualifications. These should be in the form of a habilitation (postdoctoral thesis) or equivalent academic qualifications. You may also have acquired the necessary qualifications in a non-university context or through a junior faculty position (for example as W1 Professor or Assistant Professor). The successful candidate is expected to collaborate with relevant collaborative research centres, graduate centres, the Interdisciplinary Centre for Clinical Research, and the Priority Programmes at Universitätsklinikum Erlangen. The Faculty of Medicine offers degree programmes in medicine, dentistry, molecular medicine, medical process management, Midwifery Science and logopaedics.

FAU expects applicants to become actively involved in administering academic affairs and in developing strategic initiatives. FAU pursues a policy of intense student mentoring and therefore expects its teaching staff to be present during lecture periods.

FAU offers an outstandingly productive research environment as well as a passionate and multi-disciplinary scholarly community within a vibrant institutional network.

In its pursuit of academic excellence, FAU is committed to equality of opportunity and to a proactive and inclusive approach, which supports and encourages all under-represented groups, promotes an inclusive culture and values diversity. FAU is a family-friendly employer and is also responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Please submit your complete application documents (CV, list of publications, list of lectures and courses taught, list of operations, copies of certificates and degrees, list of third-party funding) online at https://berufungen.fau.de by 15 October 2021, addressed to the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine. Please contact med-dekanat@fau.de with any questions.

The Faculty of Medicine at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) invites applications for a

W2 Endowed Professorship for Experimental Nutritional and Sports Medicine

(Associate Professor)

at the Department of Medicine 1– Gastroenterology, Pneumology and Endocrinology. The professorship is a full-time position for the period of six years to be filled by the earliest possible starting date.

We seek to appoint an expert who will develop an internationally visible research and teaching profile and who will represent the field of experimental nutritional and sports medicine in research and teaching at the Hector Center for Nutrition, Exercise, and Sports. In particular, candidates will be expected to develop strategic concepts for clinical and experimental areas of tumour diseases or metabolic syndrome in obesity in order to further develop links between sports medicine and nutritional medicine at the Hector Center. The successful candidate must have experience in research in the field of sports science, sports medicine or nutritional medicine as well as in-depth expertise in methods in sports medicine and in treating patients with the conditions named above. Combined research activities in sports medicine and nutritional medicine are an advantage.

Close collaboration with the other institutes and departments of the Faculty of Medicine and relevant departments in the other faculties at the University is expected as well as in research networks (Collaborative Research Centres and interdisciplinary centres). The aim of the professorship is to strengthen the areas of research in tumour research and infectiology and immunology at the Faculty of Medicine by means of collaboration in existing and planned collaborative research projects. The Faculty of Medicine offers degree programmes in medicine, dentistry, molecular medicine, medical process management, midwifery science and logopaedics. The successful candidate is expected to participate in teaching these degree programmes and the teaching language is usually German.

Successful candidates demonstrate excellent academic achievements in research and teaching at the highest international standards. You have substantial research experience abroad and/or international cooperations as well as experience in managing research projects and in raising third-party funding. A university degree and an outstanding doctoral degree as well as a passion for education and pertinent teaching experience are prerequisites. The position also requires additional postdoctoral qualifications. These should be in the form of a habilitation (postdoctoral thesis) or academic qualifications. You may also have acquired the necessary qualifications in a non-university context or through a junior faculty position (for example as W1 Professor or Assistant Professor).

FAU expects applicants to become actively involved in administering academic affairs and in developing strategic initiatives. FAU pursues a policy of intense student mentoring and therefore expects its teaching staff to be present during lecture periods.

FAU offers an outstandingly productive research environment as well as a passionate and multi-disciplinary scholarly community within a vibrant institutional network.

In its pursuit of academic excellence, FAU is committed to equality of opportunity and to a proactive and inclusive approach, which supports and encourages all under-represented groups, promotes an inclusive culture and values diversity. FAU is a family-friendly employer and is also responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Please submit your complete application documents (CV, list of publications, list of lectures and courses taught, list of operations, copies of certificates and degrees, list of third-party funding) online at https://berufungen.fau.de by 01. November 2021, addressed to the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine. Please contact med-dekanat@fau.de with any questions.

The Faculty of Sciences at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) invites applications for a

W2 Professorship for Geochemistry of Ore Deposits

(Associate Professor)

at the Department of Geography and Geosciences (GeoZentrum Nordbayern). The professorship is a full-time and permanent position to be filled by the earliest possible starting date.

We seek to appoint an expert in the field of geochemistry who will develop an internationally visible research and teaching profile. Candidates who can demonstrate innovative research and skills in the geochemical study and modelling of hydrothermal processes and enrichment of metals in the Earth’s crust are desired. We expect the appointed professor to actively participate in interdisciplinary collaboration (e.g. in the fields of geodynamics, geothermal energy, ore deposit formation, or applied geology), and become involved in establishing joint research projects. GeoZentrum Nordbayern is one of the leading analytical sites in Germany. The professor’s duties will therefore include active participation in its degree programmes and services, especially the operation of the LA-ICPMS laboratory.

Successful candidates demonstrate excellent academic achievements in research and teaching at the highest international standards. You have substantial research experience abroad and/or international cooperations as well as experience in managing research projects and in raising third-party funding. A university degree and an outstanding doctoral degree as well as a passion for education and pertinent teaching experience are prerequisites. Candidates who are able and willing to teach in both English and German are desired. The position also requires additional postdoctoral qualifications. These should be in the form of a habilitation (postdoctoral thesis) or equivalent academic qualifications. You may also have acquired the necessary qualifications in a non-university context or through a junior faculty position (for example as W1 Professor or Assistant Professor).

FAU expects applicants to become actively involved in administering academic affairs and in developing strategic initiatives. FAU pursues a policy of intense student mentoring and therefore expects its teaching staff to be present during lecture periods.

FAU offers an outstandingly productive research environment as well as a passionate and multi-disciplinary scholarly community within a vibrant institutional network.

In its pursuit of academic excellence, FAU is committed to equality of opportunity and to a proactive and inclusive approach, which supports and encourages all under-represented groups, promotes an inclusive culture and values diversity. FAU is a family-friendly employer and is also responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Please submit your complete application documents (CV, teaching and research statement, list of publications, list of lectures and courses taught, copies of certificates and degrees, list of third-party funding) online at https://berufungen.fau.de by 11 October 2021, addressed to the Dean of the Faculty of Sciences. Please contact nat-dekanat@fau.de with any questions.

The Faculty of Sciences at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) invites applications for an

Open Topic Tenure Track Professorship in the field of Data Science
(W1 / Assistant Professor)

at the newly founded Department of Data Science within the context of the High-Tech Agenda Bavaria. The position is to be filled by the earliest possible starting date for an initial period of three years. Upon successful evaluation, the appointment will be extended for another three years. FAU offers the long-term perspective of a permanent appointment to a W2 professorship if the requirements of the tenure evaluation are met.

We seek to appoint a top early career scientist who will develop outstanding expertise in the field. The ideal candidate is an outstanding, highly visible early career scientist with an independent research and teaching profile in the fundamentals of data science, for example, statistical modelling, mathematical foundations of machine learning, modern algorithms for data science, numerical analysis, harmonic analysis, mathematical analysis of large data sets, mathematics of edge computing, information geometry, or statistical manifolds. The Department of Data Science (DDS) is in its initial phase and offers a dynamic, collaborative structure for research into the fundamentals of data science and machine learning with challenging applications in the science and humanities with agile teams focusing on future-oriented, interdisciplinary research topics.

The professor will also be expected to teach students in the new Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes in Data Science and participate in other degree programmes offered by the Department of Mathematics and the Department of Data Science, as well as offer academic events for students in other disciplines. Successful candidates demonstrate initial academic achievements and the capacity for independent research at the highest international standards. You have substantial research experience abroad and/or experience in managing research projects and in raising third-party funding. A university degree and an outstanding doctoral degree as well as a passion for education and pertinent teaching experience are also prerequisites. Candidates who are able and willing to teach in both English and German are desired.

FAU expects applicants to become actively involved in administering academic affairs and in developing strategic initiatives. FAU pursues a policy of intense student mentoring and therefore expects its teaching staff to be present during lecture periods.

FAU offers career development, mentoring and an attractive initial research budget. Based on international standards and transparent performance agreements, FAU ensures a fair tenure track evaluation process.

In its pursuit of academic excellence, FAU is committed to equality of opportunity and to a proactive and inclusive approach, which supports and encourages all under-represented groups, promotes an inclusive culture and values diversity. FAU is a family-friendly employer and is also responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Please submit your complete application documents (CV, list of publications, list of lectures and courses taught, research and teaching statement, copies of certificates and degrees, list of third-party funding) online at https://berufungen.fau.de by 15 October 2021, addressed to the Dean of the Faculty of Sciences. Please contact nat-dekanat@fau.de with any questions.

The Faculty of Engineering at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) invites applications for an

Open Topic Full Professorship (W3) for Medical Robotics

at the Department of Artificial Intelligence in Biomedical Engineering, within the context of the High Tech Agenda Bavaria. The professorship is a full-time and permanent position to be filled by the earliest possible starting date.

We seek to appoint a leading expert with an internationally visible research and teaching profile, especially in the areas of:

  • Medical robotics (e.g. care robots, surgical robots)
  • Intelligent prosthetics (e.g. smart prostheses, wearable robotics: exoskeletons and orthoses, intelligent implants).

The new professor will be expected to help design courses in medical robotics and to become actively involved in existing degree programmes such as medical engineering, medical process management, and data science. The professor will be a member of both the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Engineering.

Successful candidates show an excellent academic track record in research and teaching at the highest international standards. You have substantial research experience abroad and/or international cooperations as well as experience in managing research projects and in raising third-party funding. A university degree and an outstanding doctoral degree as well as a passion for education and pertinent teaching experience are prerequisites. Candidates who are able and willing to teach in both English and German are desired. The position also requires additional postdoctoral qualifications. These should be in the form of a habilitation (postdoctoral thesis) or equivalent academic qualifications. You may also have acquired these necessary qualifications in a non-university context or through a junior faculty position (for example as W1 Professor or Assistant Professor).

FAU expects applicants to demonstrate academic leadership, engage in early career development and to drive FAU’s strategic agenda. FAU pursues a policy of intense student mentoring and therefore expects its teaching staff to be present during lecture periods.

FAU offers an outstandingly productive research environment as well as a passionate and multi-disciplinary scholarly community within a vibrant institutional network.

In its pursuit of academic excellence, FAU is committed to equality of opportunity and to a proactive and inclusive approach, which supports and encourages all under-represented groups, promotes an inclusive culture and values diversity. FAU is a family-friendly employer and is also responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Please submit your complete application documents (CV, list of publications, list of lectures and courses taught, copies of certificates and degrees, list of third-party funding) online at https://berufungen.fau.de by 26 September 2021, addressed to the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering. Please contact tf-dekan@fau.de with any questions.