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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

W1 Junior Professorship for State and Society in China

at the Institute for Middle Eastern and East Asian Languages and Civilizations to be filled by the earliest possible starting date for an initial period of three years. Depending on successful evaluation the appointment will be extended for another three years.

The successful candidate is expected to represent the field adequately in teaching and research, teach in all degree programmes in which the discipline of sinology is involved, develop e-learning tools in ‘Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language’, and participate in the research activities of the International Consortium for Research in the Humanities ‘Fate, Freedom and Prognostication’ (www.ikgf.fau.de). Candidates must have very good knowledge of both modern and classical Chinese, as well as proven research expertise in the political history and history of ideas of imperial and/or modern China. The willingness to participate actively in relevant research networks at FAU is expected.

Prerequisites for the position are a university degree, university level teaching experience and a doctoral degree.

FAU expects applicants to become actively involved in the administration of academic affairs and welcomes experience in managing research projects and raising third-party funding.

FAU pursues a policy of intense student mentoring and therefore expects its teaching staff to be present during lecture periods.

FAU is a family-friendly employer and is also responsive to the needs of dual career couples. 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.

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 27th October 2017, addressed to the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Theology, Professor Rainer Trinczek. Please contact phil-berufungen@fau.de with any questions.

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

W3 Professorship for Early Modern History

at the Department of History to be filled by the earliest possible starting date. The position is a tenured professorship.

The successful candidate is expected to represent all areas of Early Modern History adequately in teaching and research. We expect applicants to be willing to participate in interdisciplinary collaboration and the relevant research areas of the faculty and university. The professor will contribute to all degree programmes offered by the Department of History.

Prerequisites for the position are a university degree, university level teaching experience, a doctoral degree, and additional academic qualifications. These should be in the form of a Habilitation (post-doctoral thesis) or equivalent academic publications. The necessary qualifications may also have been acquired in a non-university context or through a junior faculty position (e.g. W1 Professor or Assistant Professor).

FAU expects applicants to become actively involved in the administration of academic affairs and welcomes experience in managing research projects and raising third-party funding.

FAU pursues a policy of intense student mentoring and therefore expects its teaching staff to be present during lecture periods.

FAU is a family-friendly employer and is also responsive to the needs of dual career couples. 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.

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 4th December 2017, 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 Business, Economics, and Law invites applications for a

W3 Professorship (Chair) for Statistics and Econometrics

at the School of Business and Economics to be filled by the earliest possible starting date.

The successful candidate is expected to represent the field adequately in teaching and research, and must have a strong international publication record. We expect that candidates have a specialization in time series analysis. Expertise in empirical macroeconometrics and the potential for cooperation with researchers at the School of Business and Economics are desired.

The professorship is responsible for teaching statistics in Bachelor’s degree programs and is also expected to be involved in Master’s degree and doctoral degree teaching at the School. Applicants will be expected to have the ability and the willingness to teach in English.

Prerequisites for the position are a university degree, university level teaching experience, a doctoral degree, and additional academic qualifications. These should be in the form of a Habilitation (post-doctoral thesis) or equivalent academic publications. The necessary qualifications may also have been acquired in a non-university context or through a junior faculty position (e.g. W1 Professor or Assistant Professor).

FAU expects applicants to become actively involved in the administration of academic affairs and welcomes experience in managing research projects and raising third-party funding.

FAU pursues a policy of intense student mentoring and therefore expects its teaching staff to be present during lecture periods.

FAU is a family-friendly employer and is also responsive to the needs of dual career couples. 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.

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 30th November 2017, addressed to the Speaker of the School of Economics. Please contact wiwi-sprecher@fau.de with any questions.

The Faculty of Sciences invites applications for a

W3 Professorship for Applied Mathematics

at the Department of Mathematics to be filled by 1 October 2018. The successful candidate is expected to represent the field of applied mathematics adequately in teaching and research and have an outstanding international profile in this field. The research activities of the professorship will focus on optimization with partial differential equations and optimal control of dynamical systems. Proven expertise in interdisciplinary research as well as active involvement in Transregio/CRC 154 and other research activities at FAU are expected.

Prerequisites for the position are a university degree, university level teaching experience, a doctoral degree, and additional academic qualifications. These should be in the form of a Habilitation (post-doctoral thesis) or equivalent academic publications. The necessary qualifications may also have been acquired in a non-university context or through a junior faculty position (e.g. W1 Professor or Assistant Professor).

FAU expects applicants to become actively involved in the administration of academic affairs and welcomes experience in managing research projects and raising third-party funding.

FAU pursues a policy of intense student mentoring and therefore expects its teaching staff to be present during lecture periods.

FAU is a family-friendly employer and is also responsive to the needs of dual career couples. 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.

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 31st October 2017, addressed to the Dean of the Faculty of Sciences. Please contact nat-dekanat@fau.de with any questions.

The Faculty of Engineering invites applications for a

W3 Professorship for Electrical Engineering (Open Topic)

at the Department of Electrical, Electronic, and Communication Engineering to be filled by 1 April 2018.

The successful candidate is expected to represent one or several of the following fields adequately in research and teaching and hold the chair in Electrical Engineering. Applicants must have outstanding scientific expertise in one of the following areas and experience in major scientific or industry projects:

  • electromagnetic fields, multi-physics simulation, electromagnetic theory (theoretical electrical engineering)
  • mechatronics, control engineering, automation technology, robotics, autonomous systems, electric mobility
  • sensors, signal processing, cognitive systems, measurement techniques
  • electronic systems, microelectronics, circuit design, optoelectronics, MEMS, packaging, assembly and interconnection technologies, embedded systems
  • electrical drives and machines, conventional or renewable power generation, electrical energy conversion, distributed energy supply, electrical energy storage
  • medical electronics, medical engineering

Applications with other related research areas are also welcome. We are seeking a candidate who is willing to collaborate with other disciplines at FAU, research institutions and industry. The professor will be involved in teaching degree programmes at the department and neighbouring disciplines, especially the “Foundations of Electrical Engineering”.

Prerequisites for the position are a university degree, university level teaching experience, a doctoral degree, and additional academic qualifications. These should be in the form of a Habilitation (post-doctoral thesis) or equivalent academic publications. The necessary qualifications may also have been acquired in a non-university context or through a junior faculty position (e.g. W1 Professor or Assistant Professor).

FAU expects applicants to become actively involved in the administration of academic affairs and welcomes experience in managing research projects and raising third-party funding.

FAU pursues a policy of intense student mentoring and therefore expects its teaching staff to be present during lecture periods.

FAU is a family-friendly employer and is also responsive to the needs of dual career couples. 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.

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 and a teaching and research proposal) online at https://berufungen.fau.de/ by 29th October 2017, addressed to the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering. Please contact tf-dekanat@fau.de with any questions.

International Audio Laboratories Erlangen is jointly operated by the Faculty of Engineering at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg and the Institute for Integrated Circuits at the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft. It conducts both fundamental and applied research on novel audio technology. This involves a close and long-term collaboration between both institutions stipulated by contract. Eventually, more than 50 scientists will work in this internationally unique research facility.

The Faculty of Engineering and the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft invite applications for a

W2 Professorship for Audio Signal Processing

to be filled at the Department of Electrical, Electronics, and Communication Engineering at the earliest possible starting date for a period of five years. The position is a fixed-term professorship.

The professorship entails a leadership function at the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS.

Within the field, the successful candidate is expected to focus on the area of Audio Signal Processing for the Internet of Things in research and teaching. This area may include modern methods for distributed audio signal processing, low power audio signal processing and compressed sensing in audio or related technologies.

We expect the successful candidate to contribute to teaching in international degree programmes at the Faculty of Engineering.

Prerequisites for the position are a university degree, university-level teaching experience, a doctoral degree, and additional academic qualifications. These should be in the form of a Habilitation (post-doctoral thesis) or equivalent academic publications. The necessary qualifications may also have been acquired in a non-university context or through a junior faculty position (e.g. W1 Professor or Assistant Professor).

FAU expects applicants to become actively involved in the administration of academic affairs and welcomes experience in managing research projects and raising third-party funding.

FAU pursues a policy of intense student mentoring and therefore expects its teaching staff to be present during lecture periods.

FAU is a family-friendly employer and is also responsive to the needs of dual career couples. 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 underrepresented groups, promotes an inclusive culture and values diversity.

Please submit your complete application documents (CV, list of publications, list of lectures and courses taught, certified copies of certificates and degrees, list of third-party funding) online at www.berufungen.fau.de by 7th January 2018. In case of questions please contact tf-dekanat@fau.de.

The Faculty of Engineering invites applications for a

W1 Junior Professorship for Computer Science

at the Department of Computer Science to be filled by the earliest possible starting date for an initial period of three years. Depending on successful evaluation, the appointment will be extended for another three years.

The successful candidate is expected to have a strong scientific background in the design of dependable embedded systems and assume teaching responsibilities in this field. The professorship is associated with the Chair of Hardware/Software Co-Design and will focus on aspects of the design automation of embedded systems while contributing to the development of research on dependable embedded systems.

The applicant should have an excellent scientific background in more than one of the following areas:

  • Formal analysis and synthesis of dependable systems (reliability, timing, availability, safety)
  • Modeling, analysis, and multi-criteria optimization of embedded systems
  • Design automation
  • Verification and validation of dependable embedded systems.

Prerequisites for the position are a university degree in computer science or engineering sciences, university level teaching experience and a doctoral degree. Moreover, experience in supervising young researchers, an excellent track record, experience in third-party funding, international experience and a general willingness to collaborate are expected.

FAU expects applicants to become actively involved in the administration of academic affairs and welcomes experience in managing research projects and raising third-party funding.

FAU pursues a policy of intense student mentoring and therefore expects its teaching staff to be present during lecture periods.

FAU is a family-friendly employer and is also responsive to the needs of dual career couples. 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.

Please submit your complete application documents (CV, list of publications, list of lectures and courses taught, certified copies of certificates and degrees, list of third-party funding) online at www.berufungen.fau.de by 26th  October 2017. Please contact tf-dekanat@fau.de with any questions.