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

Full Professorship (W3) for Experimental Astroparticle Physics

at the Department of Physics, Erlangen Centre for Astroparticle Physics (ECAP). 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. The position is associated with the research focus Physics and Mathematics of the Cosmos of the Faculty of Sciences at FAU and will be part of the Erlangen Centre for Astroparticle Physics (ECAP), where the key research focus in astroparticle physics is currently on gamma-ray and neutrino astronomy. The successful candidate is expected to strengthen research in the area of neutrino astronomy and neutrino physics or to establish research in a field of experimental astroparticle physics that is not yet represented at ECAP. The new ECAP laboratory building will provide additional excellent infrastructure for experimental work from 2022 onwards. The successful candidate is expected to collaborate with existing working groups in astroparticle physics, astrophysics, astronomy, detector technology, and theoretical physics.

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) as well as a research proposal (2 pages, for the next 5 years) and a general teaching statement (2 pages) online at https://berufungen.fau.de by 15 September 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 a

Full Professorship (W3) for Analysis

at the Department of Mathematics. 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. The candidate’s research should focus on a current field of analysis, such as partial differential equations, stochastic partial differential equations, calculus of variations, or harmonic analysis. The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate a high commitment to teaching in the various degree programmes offered by the department as well as be actively involved in applying for third-party research funding.

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 15 August 2021, addressed to the Dean of the Faculty of Sciences. Please contact nat-dekan@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 Computational Nanomaterials

(W2 / Associate Professor)

at the Department of Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Universitätsklinikum Erlangen as part of the High-Tech Agenda Bavaria. 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 research area includes the development of functional nanoparticles for biomedical applications and in vitro and in vivo testing to improve the diagnosis and treatment of diseases such as cancer and arteriosclerosis using artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms, or self-assembling nanoparticle swarms. These nanoparticles should be able to recognise and eliminate diseased cells, either controlled externally or independently through self-organising networks. In close cooperation with our partner institutions TU Munich, Ansbach University of Applied Sciences and Munich University of Applied Sciences, the professor will develop new models of artificial intelligence and test them in vitro and in vivo. The interdisciplinary nature of this approach requires that the applicant has in-depth knowledge in the fields of biomedicine, imaging, magnetism, synthesis, characterisation and application of nanoparticles.

The applicant should be able to implement newly developed models into in vitro studies and perform animal experiments independently. We welcome applicants who are willing to support clinical research as a Medical Scientist and have experience in using robots, common imaging techniques, and proteins for surface coating of magnetic nanomaterials.

Furthermore, we expect the professor to strengthen and develop existing collaborative networks within the Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Sciences, and actively participate in the strategic development of FAU through involvement in national and international collaborative projects and acquiring third-party funding. The successful candidate will be expected to teach in the degree programmes Medicine, Molecular Medicine, Medical Engineering, Medical Process Management and the planned Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programme in Artificial Intelligence. The professor will have a secondary membership in the Faculty of Engineering.

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, 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 22 August 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 an independent

Professorship for Translational Immunodermatology

(W2/W3 Professorship)

at the Department of Dermatology, Universitätsklinikum Erlangen as part of the High-Tech Agenda Bavaria and in association with the German Centre for Immunotherapy (DZI). The professorship is to be filled by the earliest possible starting date for a period of five years. The position will be appointed as a W2 or W3 professorship depending on the applicant’s qualifications.

We seek to appoint an expert who will develop an internationally visible research and teaching profile. The successful candidate will represent the field of immunodermatology within the wider context of dermatology and allergology. We expect candidates to have developed an independent research profile and proven expertise in the field of inflammatory and autoimmune skin diseases. The professorship is associated with the position of senior physician in the Department of Dermatology depending on the applicant’s qualifications. The applicant should have in-depth, scientifically visible experience in preclinical or clinical translational research of inflammatory skin diseases and/or autoimmune dermatoses and clinical expertise in the treatment and diagnosis of these diseases. Furthermore, the applicant should have qualified experience in leading a scientific research group and in the acquisition of competitive external funding.

Participation in the research networks at the Faculty of Medicine (Collaborative Research Centres, Research Training Groups, Interdisciplinary Centre for Clinical Research) is expected as well as participation in teaching degree programmes. Candidates will be expected to teach in German and English. The Faculty of Medicine offers the degree programmes Medicine, Dentistry, Molecular Medicine, Medical Process Management and Logopaedics, as well as interfaculty Medical Engineering and Integrated Immunology programmes.

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). In addition, candidates who can provide evidence of a license to practice medicine in the field of skin and venereal diseases 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 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 22 August 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

Tenure Track Professorship for Nano-optical Imaging

(W2/W3 Professorship)

at the Department of Gastroenterology, Pneumology and Endocrinology, Universitätsklinikum Erlangen as part of the High-Tech Agenda Bavaria and in association with the German Centre for Immunotherapy (DZI).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 or W3 professorship if the requirements of the tenure evaluation are met. The position will be appointed as a W2 or W3 professorship depending on the applicant’s qualifications.

We seek to appoint an expert who will develop an internationally visible research and teaching profile. The professorship will develop new optical technologies for the analysis of cells and tissues and advance the experimental and theoretical mastery of light-matter interactions. The research focus is to use optical imaging to better understand medically- relevant processes in inflammatory diseases and cancer and to be able to treat them more effectively in the long term. The tasks of the professorship include establishing and leading a research group at the German Centre for Immunotherapy DZI (new research building ‘Centre for Immunotherapy, Biophysics and Digital Medicine’). The professorship has a secondary membership in the Faculty of Sciences at FAU and will amplify and develop the partnership between the Faculties of Medicine and Sciences at FAU, as well as with the Max Planck Centre for Physics and Medicine.

Participation in the research networks at the Faculty of Medicine (Collaborative Research Centres, Research Training Groups, Interdisciplinary Centre for Clinical Research, Leading Edge Cluster Medical Valley, Graduate School in Advanced Optical Technologies [SOAT]) and priority programmes at the faculties and Universitätsklinikum Erlangen (Comprehensive Cancer Centre) is expected. Candidates will be expected to teach in German and English. The Faculty of Medicine offers the degree programmes Medicine, Dentistry, Molecular Medicine, Medical Process Management and Logopaedics, as well as programmes in partnership with the Department of Biology including Integrated Life Sciences (BSc and MSc) and Integrated Immunology (MSc).

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, 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 22 August 2021, addressed to the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine. Please contact med-dekanat@fau.de with any questions.

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

Full Professorship (W3) for Education with a focus on Organisational Education

at the Department of Education at the Institute of Education. 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 who will represent the broad field of education with a focus on organisational education. The successful candidate should have a proven track record in research and teaching in general education and organisational education. Success in acquiring third-party funding and a research experience proven by internationally visible publications and a well-developed academic network are expected. Experience in interdisciplinary collaborative research is desired. Successful candidates are expected to represent the Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes at the Institute of Education as well as the areas related to general education in teaching degree programmes, in particular for teaching secondary education (Gymnasium and Realschule). Candidates are also expected to continue the Master’s degree programme for professional development in Organisational and Personal Development and be willing to actively participate in the development of the department’s profile.

Successful candidates show an excellent academic track record in research and teaching at the highest international standards. You have 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 30 June 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 Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) invites applications for a

Full Professorship (W3) for Music Education and Teaching Music

at the Department of Didactics. 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 who will represent all areas of music education and teaching music. The successful candidate will have substantial experience in empirical research in music education and teaching music. In addition to their own creative work, candidates are expected to have the relevant qualifications in all aspects of teaching music at school as well as experience in raising third-party funding and in interdisciplinary research projects. A willingness to collaborate on developing the department’s profile and in the Centre for Teacher Education (ZfL) is expected. The professorship is responsible for teaching students studying teaching degrees for primary and secondary education at Grundschule, Mittelschule and Realschule the practice, theory and methods required to teach music. Continuation and further development of existing cooperation projects such as ‘klasse.im.puls’ and ‘Musikalische Grundschule’ is desired.

Successful candidates show an excellent academic track record in research and teaching at the highest international standards. 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). In addition, candidates must provide evidence of the relevant teaching qualifications for teaching music and at least three years’ experience of working at a school or comparable educational institution.

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

Full Professorship (W3) for Art Education and Teaching Art

at the Department of Didactics. 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 who will represent all areas of art education and teaching art. The successful candidate will have substantial experience in empirical research in art education and teaching art. In addition to their own creative work, candidates are expected to have the relevant qualifications in all aspects of teaching art at school as well as experience in raising third-party funding and in interdisciplinary research projects. A willingness to collaborate on developing the department’s profile and in the Centre for Teacher Education (ZfL) is expected. The professorship is responsible for teaching students studying teaching degrees for primary and secondary education at Grundschule, Mittelschule and Realschule the practice, theory and methods required to teach art. Continuation and further development of existing cooperation projects and creative projects is desired.

Successful candidates show an excellent academic track record in research and teaching at the highest international standards. 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). In addition, candidates must provide evidence of the relevant teaching qualifications for teaching art and at least three years’ experience of working at a school or comparable educational institution.

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 30 June 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 Engineering at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) invites applications for a

Tenure Track Professorship for Intelligent Speech Interfaces

(W1 / Assistant Professor)

 at the Department of Computer Science. The professorship 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 W3 professorship if the requirements of the tenure evaluation are met. The professorship is financed with funds from a Federal and State programme for supporting young researchers at German universities.

We seek to appoint a top early career scientist who will develop outstanding expertise in the field. The aim of the professorship is to set up a chair in computer science as part of a tenure process within the framework of the AI Network Bavaria and the High-Tech Agenda Bavaria (HTA). The successful candidate will have experience in at least one of the areas of automatic speech recognition, dialogue systems, and speech assistance systems and must have a strong background in machine learning. Participation in the computer science, artificial intelligence, medical engineering, and data science degree programmes is expected.

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, copies of certificates and degrees, list of third-party funding) online at https://berufungen.fau.de by 30 June 2021, addressed to the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering. Please contact tf-dekan@fau.de with any questions.