Professorships

Call for applications

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

W3 Professorship for Early Modern History

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

The successful candidate is expected to represent all areas of Early Modern History 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 23 April 2018, addressed to the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology. Please contact phil-berufungen@fau.de with any questions.

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

Full Professorship (W3) for Medieval History

at the Department of History. 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 medieval history and the auxiliary sciences of history. Applicants must demonstrate the capability of teaching the historical periods and content specified in the applicable degree programme and examination regulations. We expect candidates to have clear research priorities in at least two periods of European medieval history and collaborate in research networks at the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology.

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. 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 11 May 2018, addressed to the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology. Please contact phil-berufungen@fau.de with any questions.

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

W2 Professorship for School Education with a Focus on Lesson Planning and Teaching

(Associate Professor)

at the Department of Education. The professorship is a fixed-term position until 30 September 2024 and is 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 in the area of school education with a focus on lesson planning and teaching. The successful candidate will teach topics relating to school education in teaching degree programmes, aimed in particular at teaching at Gymnasium or Realschule in Germany. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the Department’s research profile and become involved in the Centre for Teacher Education.

Successful candidates demonstrate excellent academic achievements in research and teaching in the relevant areas of school education 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 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 11 May 2018, addressed to the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology, Dr. Rainer Trinczek. Please contact the Dean at phil-berufungen@fau.de with any questions.

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

3 Open Topic Tenure Track Professorships for Human Rights

 (W1 / Assistant Professor)

The professorships are to be filled by the earliest possible starting date for an initial period of three years. Upon successful evaluation, the appointments will be extended for another three years. FAU offers the long-term perspective of a permanent appointment to a W2/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 of human rights. The successful candidates will be invited to play an active role in the interdisciplinary Centre for Human Rights Erlangen-Nürnberg (CHREN).

The Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology invites applications for a professorship at the Department of Education at the Institute for Primary Education Research. The successful candidate will be involved in teaching and research in the field of primary education and teaching. We would welcome applications in particular from candidates who have expertise and have carried out research in the area of human rights, focusing on dealing inclusively with heterogeneity at primary school. Applicants are required to have passed the First and Second State Examinations for Teaching in Primary Schools in Germany or equivalent qualifications. Professional experience would be welcomed. The successful candidate is expected to participate in the degree programmes in Teaching Primary Education and, if applicable, Master’s degree programmes.

The Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology invites applications for a professorship in the Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy, at the Institute for Political Science. In order to increase the focus on the topic of human rights, applicants are in particular expected to demonstrate wide-ranging qualifications in the area of political science, providing evidence of publications, talks and teaching already carried out in the field (generally having completed a doctoral degree in political sciences), as well as evidence of specialisation in the area of human rights and human rights policy. The successful candidate will be expected to be involved in teaching and research.

The Faculty of Business, Economics and Law invites applications for a professorship at the School of Law. The professorship will be connected to the area of Public Law. Within the context of human rights, the successful candidate shall be expected to make a contribution to teaching and research predominantly in the area of migration law and international protection of human rights. As well as being involved in teaching in the degree programme in Law, the successful candidate will also have the option of teaching in the interdisciplinary Master’s degree programme in Human Rights.

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 04 May 2018, addressed to the Dean of the respective Faculty. Please contact 1000prof@fau.de with any questions.

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

Tenure Track Professorship for Biochemistry and Molecular Neuroscience

(W2 / Associate Professor)

at the Institute of Biochemistry. 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 position is intended to strengthen the molecular neurosciences, especially glial cell research at the Institute of Biochemistry. The professor is expected to collaborate with the research networks at the Faculty of Medicine and priority programmes at Universitätsklinikum Erlangen in particular with the research training group GRK 2162. The appointed professor will teach the curriculum of the Institute of Biochemistry in Medicine, Dentistry, and Molecular Medicine. The Faculty of Medicine offers the degree programmes 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 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, list of operations, copies of certificates and degrees, list of third-party funding to https://berufungen.fau.de/ by 22 April 2018, addressed to the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine. Please contact med-dekanat@fau.de with any questions.

The Faculty of Medicine invites applications for a

W2 Professorship for Neuromorphology

(Tenure Track)

at the Institute of Anatomy and Cell Biology to be filled by the earliest possible starting date for an initial period of six years. FAU offers the long-term perspective of a permanent appointment to a W2 professorship if the requirements of the tenure evaluation are met.

The successful candidate is expected to represent the field of neuromorphology adequately in research and teaching. The professor will take an active part in teaching students studying medicine, dentistry and molecular medicine. Excellent skills at teaching macroscopic anatomy (dissection), microscopic anatomy and neuroanatomy are therefore a prerequisite for the position. Applicants are expected to have expertise in the area of neuromorphology, for example in electron microscopy, atomic force microscopy and live cell imaging.

The successful candidate will be expected to participate in the Faculty of Medicine’s research networks [Collaborative Research Centres, Research Training Groups, Interdisciplinary Centre for Clinical Research, leading-edge cluster Medical Valley, Graduate School in Advanced Optical Technologies (SAOT)] and Priority Programmes at Universitätsklinikum Erlangen (e.g. Comprehensive Cancer Centre). The Faculty of Medicine offers degree programmes in medicine, dentistry, molecular medicine, medical process management and logopaedics.

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

FAU expects the successful candidate to become actively involved in the administration of academic affairs and demonstrate 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.

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 April 2018, addressed to the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine. Please contact med-dekanat@fau.de with any questions.

FAU is the most innovative full-spectrum university in Germany. Its Faculty of

Sciences invites applications for a

W2 Professorship for Theoretical Physics Specialising in Molecular Materials

(Associate Professor)

at the Department of Physics and at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Molecular Materials (ICMM). The position is a full-time and permanent position to be filled by the earliest possible starting date.

The position is allocated to the Institute for Theoretical Physics and associated with the ICMM, which comprises research groups in chemistry and physics and supports research in the field of molecular materials. We are looking for a scientist with an outstanding track record in the field of molecular materials, with an emphasis on solid state theory, quantum transport theory, and/or ab initio methods. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in future scientific collaborations with experimental groups at the ICMM, contribute to the Collaborative Research Centre 953 ‘Synthetic Carbon Allotropes’, and participate in further coordinated activities within FAU’s key research priority ‘New Materials and Processes’.

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 (e.g. 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 16 May 2018, addressed to the Dean of the Faculty of Science. Please contact nat-dekanat@fau.de with any questions.