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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 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.

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

W2 Professorship for Systems Biotechnology

(Associate Professor)

at the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering. The professorship is a full-time and permanent position to be filled by 1 April 2020 at the earliest.

We seek to appoint an expert who will develop an internationally visible research and teaching profile in practical systems biotechnology with a focus on computer-aided or experimental approaches. A willingness for interdisciplinary collaboration with other faculties at the University and institutions outside the University is expected. Participation in the teaching of degree programmes in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering is required.

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 an 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 06.10.2019, 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 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.