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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 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 professorship is financed with funds from a Federal and State programme for supporting young researchers at German universities. All professorships in this programme 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 position announced in this call for applications will strengthen research and teaching in the field ‘The World of Work’. The successful candidate will be invited to take an active role in the FAU key research priority ‘The World of Work’, the Interdisciplinary Centre LASER as well as in the FAU Centre for Management, Technology and Society (CMTS).

The Faculty of Business, Economics, and Law invites applications for a W1 professorship in the School of Business, Economics, and Society. The professorship will focus on the School’s research focus area ‘Change in the World of Work’ and will be expected to make a lasting contribution to strengthening this area and ideally establish connections to one or more other research focus areas in the School. The successful candidate will participate in teaching the degree programmes offered by the School.

The W1 professorship will focus on the area of communications science, specialising in the area of quantitative social sciences. We would especially welcome specialisation in the use and effects of digital media, social media, online research or corporate communication.

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 are also prerequisites. Candidates who are able and willing to teach in both English and German are desired.

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 November 2019, addressed to the Dean of the Faculty of Business, Economics, and Law. Please contact 1000prof@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) / Heisenberg Professorship for Mathematics

at the Department of Mathematics. The professorship is a full-time position to be filled by 01.10.2020.

The professorship is subject to a positive evaluation within the Heisenberg-Program of the

German Science Association (DFG). According to the regulations of the DFG and FAU, it is initially limited to a period of three years, but will then become permanent if the interim evaluation is completed successfully.

We seek to appoint a leading expert with an internationally visible research and teaching profile in operator algebras in the wide sense. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching and research of a high quality, recognised internationally.

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, including the ability to teach in German, 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 30.11.2019, addressed to the Dean of the Faculty of Sciences. Please contact nat-dekanat@fau.de with any questions.

The Department of Electrical Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) and the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft jointly invite applications for a

Full Professor (W3) for Electron Devices

who will also act as

Head of the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Systems and Device Technology IISB

The professorship is a full-time and permanent position to be filled by the earliest possible starting date.

FAU and the Fraunhofer IISB have cooperated for many years in the area of electron devices. The newly appointed professor will also be responsible for managing the Fraunhofer IISB, both from a scientific and corporate point of view, and for guiding the development of the Institute within the context of the Fraunhofer model and the Fraunhofer strategy as a whole.

We seek to appoint a leading expert with an internationally visible research and teaching profile in the area of electronic components. The successful candidate will also be expected to represent the Department vis-à-vis research funding providers and research partners in matters of research and technology management and to strengthen strategic connections between the University and the Fraunhofer Institute. The successful candidate will be expected to teach in the degree programmes in electrical engineering, in mechatronics and in other degree programmes offered by the Faculty of Engineering and to conduct research into semiconductor technology, electronic components and integrated systems.

Candidates are expected to demonstrate outstanding research, preferably in several of the following areas:

  • Processes for semiconductor technology
  • Design and manufacturing of (power) electronic components on the basis of silicon and wide bandgap semiconductors (SiC, GaN etc.)
  • Nanotechnology and nanoelectronics, sensor technologies, printed electronics
  • Technologies for integrating future electronic and power electronic systems
  • Simulation of processes, components and systems

Ideally, you already have several years’ experience in managing large, interdisciplinary research groups, experience in the strategic planning, acquisition and implementation of large national and international research and development projects in various fields, as well as expertise in boosting the efficiency of development processes and the use of technology.

A willingness to collaborate with other departments at the University, with external research facilities and with industry is expected. We would welcome international experience in working and teaching and/or experience in international projects and good connections to policy-makers in the scientific community.

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 both English and 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 these necessary qualifications in a non-university context or through a junior faculty position (for example as W1 Professor or Assistant Professor or by making a valuable contribution to 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.

You can expect to be involved in many and varied projects with a strong focus on practical application and a considerable degree of freedom for you to shape your research as you wish. In their pursuit of academic excellence, FAU and Fraunhofer are 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 and Fraunhofer are family-friendly employers that offer their staff flexible working hours and support in balancing family and work commitments, and are 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 15.12.2019, addressed to the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and the President of the Fraunhofer Institute. Please contact tf-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 Computer Science (Open Topic)

at the Department of Computer Science. The professorship is a full-time and permanent position to be filled by the earliest possible sarting date.

We seek to appoint a leading expert with an internationally visible research and teaching profile who complements the existing expertise at the Department of Computer Science. The candidate will be expected to contribute to the degree programmes in Computer Science, Medical Engineering.

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 both English and 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 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 15.11.2019, addressed to the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering. Please contact tf-dekanat@fau.de with any questions.

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

four W1 Professorships for Computer Science (Digital Health)

(Assistant Professor)

at the Department of Computer Science. The 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.

We seek to appoint top early career scientists who will develop outstanding expertise in the field and that have research and teaching experience in one or several of the following areas of digital health:

  • Ultra-low-power architectures for medical engineering
  • Ubiquitous, wearable and implantable sensors and systems for medicine (eHealth/mHealth)
  • Human-computer interaction in medicine
  • Medical data and knowledge management
  • Scalable and semantic data integration in healthcare
  • Ontologies and ontology-based data access in medicine
  • Privacy and (long-term) security in digital health
  • Medical imaging informatics
  • (Explainable) Artificial Intelligence in healthcare
  • Bioinformatics (-omics applications)
  • Medical big data analytics
  • Process mining in healthcare
  • Precision medicine, medical decision support systems
  • P4 (Predictive, Preventive, Personalized, and Participatory) medicine
  • Connected healthcare, telemedicine and patient empowerment in health care
  • Digital diagnostics and therapeutics

Your responsibilities will also entail setting up and leading an independent research group in the Department of Computer Science. You will be required to make a contribution to the degree programmes in computer science and medical engineering. Two of the four professorships are endowed professorships of Siemens Healthcare GmbH. For these professorships, it would be advantageous if applicants want to be involved in industry-related application research, especially at the organisation funding the professorship. The remaining two professorships will be funded by FAU. Please indicate in your application whether you are particularly interested in one of the endowed professorships or one of the FAU professorships. If you have no preference, please indicate this as well.

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 are also prerequisites. Candidates who are able and willing to teach in English are desired.

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 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 06.01.2020, addressed to the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering. Please contact tf-dekanat@fau.de with any questions.