Working at FAU

Work and career

Become part of FAU! FAU offers varied and exciting positions in research and teaching as well as in knowledge management, IT and administration.

FAU is always looking for promising talent in all areas of the University who are prepared to dedicate themselves to their work at FAU with passion, creativity and commitment. Our job vacancies might have just what you’re looking for.

FAU is one of the largest employers in the Nuremberg Metropolitan Region. Spread over the three cities of Erlangen, Nuremberg and Fürth, our University is the perfect location for research, studying and working, with more than 14,000 members of staff employed in a wide range of positions.

A job at FAU has many advantages

Our job vacancies


FAU offers you superb conditions and is the ideal setting for excellent research and teaching.

Vacant professorships

Technical positions at FAU

Varied and attractive jobs in the area of facility management (telephone, ventilation systems, heating, electricity, security etc.)

Facility Management at FAU


Vocational training at FAU

Vocational training

Young people can complete an apprenticeship in more than 10 different professions at FAU. Gain valuable skills to make yourself fit for the future with us!


People at FAU – what working for us looks like!

“Moving Knowledge” is the motto and guiding principle of FAU

FAU is an attractive employer that offers everyone at the University scope for personal and career development, creates flexibility and provides support in all stages and situations of life. We strive to create a climate of openness, recognition and equal opportunity, thus promoting excellence in studying, teaching, research and administration.

Find out more about FAU

Become part of FAU!

FAU offers varied and exciting positions in research and teaching as well as in knowledge management, IT and administration.

All job vacancies at FAU

A job at FAU offers a number of benefits

A secure workplace

FAU employees
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Clearly regulated working conditions

A high degree of job security

Crisis-proof, no threat of redundancies for operational reasons

Staff councils that represent the interests of all staff


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Childcare available through places at Kindergarten

Childcare offered for school children during the school holidays

Good work-life balance

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Flexible working hours

Option to work from home for up to 50 percent of your hours

Clearly defined working hours

30 days holiday

Professional development

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Extensive range of training and professional development courses on offer

Possibility to spend time abroad with the Erasmus+ program

Financially attractive

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An annual bonus and an occupational pension scheme (VBL)

Systematic increase in salary due to salary brackets

Transparent remuneration table

Attractive payments for being on call

Services and support

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Powerful laptops for working from home

Health courses and university sports courses

Use of multi-story car parks

Use of student restaurants at reduced prices for members of staff

Borrow books free of charge from University Library

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FAU services for employees

From training according to the latest scientific findings to attractive models for balancing a family and a career or services offered by our occupational health management team, we offer a comprehensive range of additional benefits for our employees.

An overview of our FAU services for employees

Our portal for FAU employees

Information and news about work, personnel development and administration. – The portal for FAU employees