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Check which professorships are currently vacant at FAU and use the opportunity to get in touch with us. Application deadlines and contact details are listed in each call for application.

The Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology invites applications for a

W2 Professorship for Cultural and Social Anthropology

(Associate Professor)

The professorship is a full-time position which will run initially until 30 September 2022 and is to be filled by the earliest possible starting date.

The professorship is connected to the new Elite Master’s degree programme ‘Standards of Decision-Making Across Cultures’ established within the framework of the Elite Network of Bavaria.

We seek to appoint an expert who will develop an internationally visible research and teaching profile. The successful candidate is expected to be willing to make an active contribution to the key research priorities and initiatives at the International Consortium for Research in the Humanities (IKGF) and interdisciplinary collaborations within the Faculty. The successful candidate is also expected to be involved in developing the degree programmes at the Faculty, make a contribution to innovative teaching and learning methods and collaborate closely with project partners.

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 in either ethnology, social anthropology or cultural studies – preferably relating to Asia – 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 equivalent academic publications. 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 07.09.2018, addressed to the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology. Please contact phil-dekanat@fau.de with any questions.

FAU is the most innovative full-spectrum university in Germany. Its Faculty of Sciences invites applications for a

Tenure Track Professorship for Integrated Immunology (W2 / Associate Professor)

at the Institute of Genetics at the Department of Biology. The professorship is to be filled by 01.10.2018 for an initial period of five 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 an expert who will develop an internationally visible research and teaching profile in basic or translational immunology. As the W2 professorship is an integral part of the newly established Master’s degree programme in Integrated Immunology funded through the Elite Network of Bavaria, we expect the successful candidate to play an active role in developing and running this Master’s degree programme. Furthermore, the candidate is expected to make a positive contribution to DFG-funded collaborative research programmes at the university focusing on immunology and molecular biology, such as TRR 130, TRR 221, CRC 1181, RTG 1660, and RTG 1962.

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, including the ability to teach in English, are prerequisites. The position also requires additional postdoctoral qualifications. These should be in the form of a habilitation (postdoctoral thesis) or equivalent academic publications. 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 career development and an attractive initial package. 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 berufungen.fau.de by 16.08.2018, addressed to the Dean of the Faculty of Sciences. Please contact nat-dekanat@fau.de with any questions.

The Faculty of Sciences at 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. Potential research areas are, amongst others, high energy astroparticle physics, dark matter, and gravitational waves.

The successful candidate is expected to represent the field adequately in teaching and research. The position is associated with the research focus area 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 activities in astroparticle physics are currently in gamma-ray and neutrino astronomy. The successful candidate should have outstanding international qualifications and shall establish research at ECAP in a field of astroparticle physics. The ECAP Laboratory will provide excellent infrastructure for experimental work from 2021 onwards. The successful candidate is expected to collaborate with the working groups for astrophysics, astronomy, detector technology, and theoretical physics.

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 equivalent academic publications. 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 berufungen.fau.de by 31.08.2018, addressed to the Dean of the Faculty of Sciences. Please contact nat-dekanat@fau.de with any questions.

FAU is the most innovative full-spectrum university in Germany. Its Faculty of Sciences invites applications for a

Full Professorship (W3) for Mathematical Stochastics

at the Department of Mathematics. The professorship is a full-time and permanent position to be filled by 01.10.2019.

We seek to appoint a leading expert with an internationally visible research and teaching profile in stochastics. Successful candidates are expected to have an internationally outstanding profile in current areas of research in stochastics, with expertise in a wide range of topics. Their research activities should strengthen the existing working groups at FAU. Candidates are also expected to have proven competence in interdisciplinary issues and to collaborate with colleagues from various areas of application. The teaching duties include introductory and advanced lectures in probability theory, both for studies in mathematics and as part of a teaching degree programme. Moreover, the candidate should generally be willing to teach introductory mathematics classes.

Successful candidates show an excellent academic track record 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, including the ability to teach in German after a transitory period. The position also requires additional postdoctoral qualifications. These should be in the form of a habilitation (postdoctoral thesis) or equivalent academic publications. 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 12.10.2018, addressed to the Dean of the Faculty of Sciences. Please contact nat-dekanat@fau.de with any questions.

The Faculty of Sciences invites applications for a

Tenure Track Heisenberg Professorship for experimental astroparticle physics in the laboratory (W2 / Associate Professor)

at the Department of Physics, 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. The successful applicant will become member of the Erlangen Centre for Astroparticle Physics (ECAP) and will be associated with the research focus Physics and Mathematics of the Cosmos of the Faculty of Sciences at FAU. Experimental key research activities at ECAP are gamma-ray and neutrino astronomy. The successful candidate is expected to have outstanding international qualifications and shall establish research at ECAP in a field of experimental astroparticle physics in the laboratory that extends existing on-site activities. Possible research areas are studies in the laboratory of phenomena relevant in astrophysics or astroparticle physics. A new dedicated building for ECAP will provide excellent infrastructure for experimental work from 2022 onwards. The successful candidate is expected to collaborate with existing working groups in astrophysics, astronomy, detector technology, and theoretical physics.

The professorship is to be created as part of the Heisenberg programme of the German Research Foundation (DFG). The appointment is contingent on the candidate’s successful application for a Heisenberg professorship with DFG. According to DFG regulations, the W2 position shall be initially limited to three years. A permanent position will be granted after a positive evaluation by DFG and the university three years after the initial appointment. If the position is to be continued after this three-year period, a new appointment procedure is not required.

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. The position also requires additional postdoctoral qualifications. These should be in the form of a habilitation (postdoctoral thesis) or equivalent academic publications. 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 career development and an attractive initial package.

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 30.09.2018, addressed to the Dean of the Faculty of Sciences. Please contact nat-dekanat@fau.de with any questions.