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Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) invites applications for an

Open Topic Tenure Track Professorship for Future of Work

(W1 / Assistant Professor)

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 W2 or W3 professorship if the requirements of the tenure evaluation are met.

We seek to appoint a top early career scholar who will develop outstanding expertise in the field. The professorship is financed with funds from a Federal and State program for supporting young researchers at German universities. The professorship is intended to make significant contributions to the FAU key research priorities. This call for applications addresses outstanding early career scholars with the ambition of developing their own profiles and careers as part of the strategic development of a key priority in cooperation with renowned scholars at FAU (‘Open Topic Tenure Track’). The position announced in this call for applications will strengthen research and teaching in ‘The World of Work.

The Faculty of Business, Economics, and Law seeks to appoint a W1 professorship at the School of Business and Economics. The professorship will be associated with the research focus area ‘Change in the World of Work’ and ideally offer links to one or more further research focus areas at the School. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to degree programs at the School.

The W1 professorship is closely associated with the research focus area Digitalization of the Economy. We welcome applications from candidates with a research profile that links the megatrends Future of Work and Digitalization and ideally focuses on the needs of the individual in the organization of the future. Willingness to collaborate with the Fraunhofer working group Supply Chain Services (SCS) and contribute to the School’s degree program in Information Systems is desirable.

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, including the ability to teach in English, are also prerequisites.

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 20 October 2019, addressed to the Dean of the Faculty of Business, Economics, and Law. Please contact 1000prof@fau.de with any questions.

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) invites applications for an

Open Topic Tenure Track Professorship for Digital Transformation

(W1 / Assistant Professor)

The W1 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 W2 or W3 professorship if the requirements of the tenure evaluation are met.

We seek to appoint top early career scholars who will develop outstanding expertise in the field. The professorships are financed with funds from a Federal and State programme for supporting young researchers at German universities. All professorships are intended to make significant contributions to the FAU key research priorities. This call for applications addresses outstanding early career scholars with the ambition of developing their own profiles and careers as part of the strategic development of a key priority in cooperation with renowned scholars at FAU (‘Open Topic Tenure Track’). The positions announced in this call for applications will strengthen research and teaching in the field ‘Digital Transformation‘. The successful candidates will be invited to play an active role in the FAU key research priority ‘Electronics, Analytics and Digital Transformation’.

The Faculty of Engineering invites applications for a W1 professorship (assistant professor) in the Department of Electrical Engineering (EEI). Responsibilities include representing the field of semiconductor devices in research and teaching. We would especially welcome applications from applicants with a scientific background in the field of development, technological realisation or characterisation of semiconductor devices for micro and nanoelectronics, power electronics or sensors. The successful applicant is expected to expand and deepen the existing research and teaching activities of this subject at FAU. We encourage collaboration with the Leistungszentrum Elektroniksysteme (LZE) and the shared semiconductor laboratory of FAU and Fraunhofer IISB.

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, including the ability to teach in English, are also prerequisites.

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 18.08.2019, addressed to the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering. Please contact 1000prof@fau.de with any questions.

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) invites applications for

2 Open Topic Tenure Track Professorships for Translational Health Research

(W1 / Assistant Professor)

W1 professorships are 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 top early career scholars who will develop outstanding expertise in the field. The professorships are financed with funds from a Federal and State programme for supporting young researchers at German universities. All professorships are intended to make significant contributions to the FAU key research priorities. This call for applications addresses outstanding early career scholars with the ambition of developing their own profiles and careers as part of the strategic development of a key priority in cooperation with renowned scholars at FAU (‘Open Topic Tenure Track’). The two positions announced in this call for applications will strengthen research and teaching in the field of ‘Translational Health Research’. The successful candidates will be invited to take an active role in the FAU key research priority ‘Medicine, Life Sciences and Health’. Both professorships will be assigned to the Faculty of Medicine and work closely with Universitätsklinikum Erlangen.

The W1 professorship for rare kidney diseases addresses candidates who are prepared for a significant role in research, teaching and patient care in this field. Applicants must hold a doctoral degree in medicine and should demonstrate willingness to collaborate in research initiatives in Erlangen and at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Clinical Research. The professor will be expected to make a significant contribution to research and teaching in the area of ‘Translational Health Research’ through internationally-visible research in the field of nephrology focusing on rare kidney diseases. Clinical experience in nephrology and experience in raising third party funding are also desired.

An additional W1 professorship will focus on translational neurosciences. It particularly addresses candidates who are already visible on an international level in research and teaching in the field of translational neurosciences. Participation in patient care is possible subject to the respective qualifications. Applicants must hold a degree in natural science (e.g. molecular medicine) or a degree in medicine. Close collaboration with the Bavarian Research Association Interaction of Human Brain Cells (ForInter) and DFG Research Training Group 2162 ‘Neurodevelopment and Vulnerability of the Central Nervous System’ is desired. The position involves modelling diseases of the central nervous system with particular emphasis on developing innovative therapeutic intervention strategies. In addition, expertise in stem cell biology is of particular interest, as well as experience in the competitive acquisition of 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. 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.

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. Candidates who are able and willing to teach in German are desired.

FAU offers career development, mentoring 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 https://berufungen.fau.de by 08.09.2019, addressed to the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine. Please contact 1000prof@fau.de with any questions.

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

Tenure Track Professorship for Cellular and Molecular Neurophysiology

(W2 / Associate Professor)

at the Institute of Physiology and Pathophysiology. 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 in physiology. The aim of the professorship is to specifically reinforce the expertise in neuroscience at the Faculty of Medicine in the area of ‘Neurodevelopment and Vulnerability of the CNS’ (DFG-RTG 2162). We are looking to appoint a professor with an outstanding international reputation whose work focuses on using high-resolution neurophysiological methods at the cellular and molecular level to analyse the functional consequences of disorders of the central nervous system.

The successful candidate will be expected to participate in subject-related Collaborative Research Centres, Graduate Schools, Research Units, and the Interdisciplinary Centre for Clinical Research in Erlangen as well as in Priority Programmes organised by Universitätsklinikum Erlangen. The Faculty of Medicine offers degree programmes in Medicine, Dentistry, Molecular Medicine, Medical Process Management and Logopaedics.

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 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 15.07.2019, 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 Trauma Immunology

(W2 / Associate Professor)

at the Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery. 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. Successful candidates demonstrate excellent academic achievements in research and teaching at the highest international standards with a focus on one or several areas of the pathophysiology of congenital or acquired immune response after trauma. In particular, fundamental research and relevant expertise in post-traumatic immune regulation is required.

The successful candidate is expected to represent and further develop the area of research both in experimental and translational fields. We also expect the professor to contribute to the research areas of infectiology and immunology at the Faculty of Medicine.

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 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 08.09.2019, 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 Translational Orthodontics

(W2 / Associate Professor)

at the Department of Orthodontics. 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 at the Department of Orthodontics. The successful candidate will also be responsible for expanding and encouraging links between the various research priorities in the field of orthodontics, in particular 3D imaging and/or osteo-immunological processes in relation to orthodontic treatment.

We are looking for an expert who has made a name for him or herself internationally, documented with excellent publications and proven success in acquiring third-party funding. The successful candidate is expected to collaborate closely with the other Departments at Universitätsklinikum, the Institutes of the Faculty of Medicine and institutes at the other Faculties, as well as take part in research networks such as DFG collaborative research centres and interdisciplinary centres. The Faculty of Medicine offers degree programmes in medicine, dentistry, molecular medicine, medical process management and logopaedics. Ideally, applicants should have experience in patient care.

Successful candidates demonstrate excellent academic achievements in research and teaching at the highest international standards. You have substantial research experience 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 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). Ideally, candidates should have a license to practice dental medicine and have qualified as an orthodontic specialist.

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 any operations, copies of certificates and degrees, list of third-party funding) online at https://berufungen.fau.de by 08.09.2019, addressed to the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine. Please contact med-dekanat@fau.de with any questions.

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

Full Professorship (W3) for Autonomous Systems and Mechatronics

at the Department of Electrical Engineering. 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 successful candidate will be appointed to a leadership position as the Chair of Autonomous Systems and Mechatronics and represent research and teaching in these fields. We welcome applications from candidates with substantial research and/or industry experience in the following areas:

  • Electrical engineering/electronics in autonomous systems, robotics and mechatronics
  • Electrical sensors, instrumentation and measurement, and actuators for autonomous vehicles and aircraft and for automation, production technology, medical engineering, biomechatronics or robotics
  • Distributed, sensor-based signal processing, cognitive systems, embedded artificial intelligence

A willingness to collaborate with other departments at the University, with external research facilities and with industry is expected.

The professor will be required to teach in the degree programmes offered by the Department and related disciplines at the Faculty of Engineering. In particular, the professor will be expected to contribute to the compulsory lectures and practical modules ‘Fundamentals of electrical engineering’ and ‘Sensors’.

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. Candidates who are able and willing to teach in English 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 or through particular achievements in industry).

Candidates must demonstrate previous leadership experience and also industry experience or expertise in managing collaborative research projects with industry.

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 30.09.2019, addressed to the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering. Please contact tf-dekanat@fau.de with any questions.