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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.

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

3 Open Topic Tenure Track Professorships Future of Work

(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 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 program 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 three positions announced in this call for applications will strengthen research and teaching in ‘The World of Work. The successful candidates will be invited to take an active role in the key research priority ‘The World of Work’ at FAU, the interdisciplinary center LASER and the Center for Management, Technology and Society (CMTS).

The Faculty of Business, Economics, and Law seeks to appoint three W1 professorships at the School of Business and Economics. The professorships 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. Successful candidates will be expected to contribute to degree programs at the School.

The first W1 professorship is for Empirical Labor Economics. We welcome applications from candidates who are prepared to collaborate with the Institute for Employment Research (IAB) and have expertise in Big Data.

The second W1 professorship is for Business Psychology. We welcome applications from candidates with a research profile that strengthens the research focus area ‘Change in the World of Work’ in the fields of personnel, work and organization and can ideally contribute to one or more further research focus areas at the School.

The third 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 29 March 2019, addressed to the Dean of the Faculty of Business, Economics, and Law. Please contact 1000prof@fau.de with any questions.

The Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) invites applications for a

Full Professorship (W3) in Sinology with a focus on the Intellectual and Cultural History of China

at the Department of Classical World and Asian Cultures at the Institute of Languages and Cultures of the Middle East and East Asia (Sinology). 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 professor is expected to participate in all degree programmes which involve the discipline of sinology.

The successful candidate has proven research expertise in the intellectual and cultural history of the Chinese-speaking world, for example in the area of knowledge transfer and cultural translation between Chinese and Western civilizations, as well as excellent knowledge of modern and classical Chinese.

The professor is expected to have acquired an excellent knowledge of German for teaching and administrative tasks after a period of two years. The professor will make an active contribution—as member of its directorate—to the International Consortium for Research in the Humanities ‘Fate, Freedom and Prognostication. Strategies for Coping with the Future in East Asia and Europe’ (Käte Hamburger Kolleg, www.ikgf.fau.de). He/She is further expected to collaborate with research groups at FAU.

Successful candidates show an excellent academic track record in research and teaching at the highest international standards. Substantial research experience abroad as well as experience in managing research projects and in raising third-party funding are expected. 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. The candidate 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 22.03.2019, addressed to the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology, Prof. Dr. Rainer Trinczek. Please contact phil-berufungen@fau.de with any questions.

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

Tenure Track Professorship for Ophthalmology (Glaucoma)

(W2 / Associate Professor)

at the Department of Ophthalmology. 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 profile in research, teaching and patient care. Applicants should have scientific and clinical experience in ophthalmology, in particular in clinical glaucoma research, and have excellent surgical experience of anterior and posterior eye segments, including minimally invasive glaucoma surgery. The successful candidate will be responsible for the Erlangen glaucoma register at the Department of Ophthalmology at Universitätsklinikum Erlangen. The successful candidate will be expected to collaborate closely with other clinics and institutes within the Faculty of Medicine and the University as well as become involved in the research networks of the Faculty of Medicine. 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 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). Candidates must provide evidence of a license to practice medicine as an ophthalmic 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 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 29.03.2019, 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

W2/W3 Professorship for Neuroimmunology

(Associate Professor/Full Professor)

at the Department of Neurology. If the requirements for a W3 professorship are met, the position will be a full-time and permanent position; otherwise the position will be for an initial period of six years (W2 professorship). In both instances, the position is a full-time position to be filled by the earliest possible date. The decision as to whether the professor is appointed as an associate (W2) or full (W3) professor will be taken on the basis of the applicant’s qualifications. 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 neuroimmunology. The successful candidate is expected to have many years’ experience in neuroimmunological disorders, in conducting clinical studies and in experimental and clinical fundamental research into neuroimmunology. As well as having  broad-based expertise in immunology, the successful candidate may have focused on areas of neuroprotection, research approaches involving new immune therapies, or translational approaches.

The successful candidate is expected to collaborate closely with other clinics and institutes of the Faculty of Medicine and the University and become involved in the research networks of the Faculty of Medicine.

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 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). Candidates must provide evidence of a license to practice medicine in the field of neurology.

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 29.03.2019, addressed to the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine. Please contact med-dekanat@fau.de with any questions.

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

W2 Professorship for Inorganic Chemistry

(Associate Professor)

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

We seek to appoint an expert with an internationally visible research and teaching profile. The preferred research focus area is in modern inorganic chemistry. Of particular interest are investigations towards the development of self-assembled nanostructured and colloidal systems, and into (electro-) catalytic processes at the interface between molecular and materials science for sustainable chemistry. A potential for active participation in current and future research initiatives within the department at FAU is appreciated.

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 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 01.04.2019, addressed to the Dean of the Faculty of Sciences. Please contact nat-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 Fluid Mechanics and Apparatus Design

at the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering. The professorship is a full-time and permanent position to be filled by 01.07.2020 at the earliest.

We seek to appoint a leading expert with an internationally visible research and teaching profile, whose outstanding research focuses on fluid mechanics and who has gained experience in relevant projects. We would welcome applications from candidates with experience in experimental research and additional skills in areas related to fluid mechanics, in particular apparatus design. A willingness to collaborate with other disciplines within the University, external research institutes and industry is expected. The successful candidate will teach in the degree programmes offered by the Department and neighbouring disciplines within the Faculty of 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. 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 28.04.2019, addressed to the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering. Please contact the Dean at tf-dekanat@fau.de with any questions.