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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.

The Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology invites applications for a

W3 Professorship for Theoretical Philosophy

at the Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy to be filled by the earliest possible starting date.

The successful candidate is expected to represent the field of philosophy adequately in teaching and research. We are seeking a candidate with an excellent research record in the major areas of theoretical philosophy (metaphysics, philosophy of mind, philosophy of language and epistemology). A focus in logic, the philosophy of science and the history of philosophy are also desirable. We expect applicants to be willing to contribute to the development of degree programmes and to collaborate in interdisciplinary projects at FAU.

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).

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.

The University of Erlangen-Nürnberg 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 any publications in journals on the ERIH PLUS list separately]), list of talks, list of lectures and courses taught, certificates and degrees, list of third-party funding) online at https://berufungen.fau.de/ by 22.09.2017, addressed to the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology. Please contact phil-berufungen@fau.de with any questions.

The Faculty of Medicine invites applications for a

W2 Professorship for Neuroimmunology and Neuromorphology

at the Institute of Anatomy I to be filled by the earliest possible starting date for an initial period of six years. Depending on successful evaluation the appointment may be made permanent.

The applicant is expected to represent the subject area in terms of research and teaching adequately and strengthen the research area of neuroimmunology at the institute. This includes independent research in the field of neuroregeneration focusing on multiple sclerosis. In addition, the position will involve establishing a research area for neuromorphology focusing on ultrastructural and correlative analyses at the institute. Expertise in TEM, immuno-EM and CLEM imaging in addition to interest in the development of modern light and electron microscopic imaging techniques is required. The professor will also contribute to teaching neuroanatomy and developing a neuroanatomical e-learning platform.

Collaboration with research networks at the Faculty of Medicine [Collaborative Research Centres, Research Training Groups, Interdisciplinary Centre for Clinical Research, Medical Valley, Graduate School in Advanced Optical Technologies (SOAT)] and research programmes at Universitätsklinikum Erlangen (e.g. the Comprehensive Cancer Centre) is desirable. Degree programmes in Medicine, Dentistry, Molecular Medicine, Medical Process Management and Logopaedics are taught at the Faculty of Medicine.

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). Physicians must be qualified as specialist in anatomy. Non-physicians are expected to have an established reputation as a specialist in anatomy, a habilitation in anatomy or an equivalent qualification.

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.

The University of Erlangen-Nürnberg 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 September 1st, 2017, 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

W1 Junior Professorship of Biochemistry and Molecular Neuroscience (Tenure Track)

at the Institute of Biochemistry to be filled by the earliest possible date for an initial period of three years. Depending on successful evaluation, the appointment may be extended for another three years. This position is a long-term opportunity at FAU with a tenure track that can lead to a permanent W2 position if the candidate meets the tenure evaluation requirements.

The successful candidate is expected to represent the field adequately in teaching and research. 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 and priority programmes at the Faculty of Medicine, in particular with the research training group GRK 2162. Teaching in German is required within the curriculum of the degree programmes Medicine, Dentistry, and Molecular Medicine, taught at the Institute of Biochemistry. The Faculty of Medicine offers the degree programmes Medicine, Dentistry, Molecular Medicine, Medical Process Management and Logopaedics.

Prerequisites for the position are a university degree, university level teaching experience and a doctoral degree.

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 with original work first, list of lectures and courses taught, copies of certificates and degrees, list of third-party funding) online at https://berufungen.fau.de/ by October 6th, 2017, addressed to the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine. Please contact the Dean’s Office (med-dekanat@fau.de) with any questions.

The Faculty of Medicine of Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

and the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft invite applications for a joint

W2 Professorship in Neuroscience of Sensory Perception
at the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy

and

Group Manager for Multisensory Product Performance
at the Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV

to be filled at the earliest possible starting date.

The professorship is coupled to the group management position for the Multisensory Product Performance at the Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV in Freising. The professorship will be appointed for an initial period of five years. The appointment may be made permanent after this period pending positive evaluation by the Faculty of Medicine and Fraunhofer IVV.

The duties of the appointed professor will encompass research and communication of the principles, methods and processes relating to the exploration of the human sensory systems, in particular the processes involved in olfaction and gustation. The effects of combined stimuli from diverse sensory modalities will be examined via a holistic multimodal stimulation approach. State-of-the-art experimental methods will be applied for exploring human sensory systems based on fundamental knowledge in the areas of neuroanatomy, physiology of the senses, and psychophysiology.

Further duties are the adequate representation of these areas in research and teaching, as well as in the management of research and technology in relation to research sponsors and external partners, and the strategic developments between the University and Fraunhofer.

The successful candidate must have long-term leadership experience as head of a large, interdisciplinary research group, possess an understanding of strategic planning, and demonstrate competencies in the acquisition and execution of applied research projects, as well as experience in large national and international research and development projects in different business fields. Candidates must also demonstrate the ability to increase efficiency in developmental processes and utilize technology.

FAU expects applicants to become actively involved in research networks at the Faculty of Medicine [Collaborative Research Centres, Research Training Group, Interdisciplinary Centre for Clinical Research, Medical Valley, Graduate School in Advanced Optical Technologies (SAOT)] and research programmes at the Faculty of Medicine (for example the Comprehensive Cancer Center). The degree programmes  Medicine, Dentistry, Molecular Medicine, Medical Process Management, and Logopedics are taught at the Faculty of Medicine.

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.

The University of Erlangen-Nürnberg pursues a policy of intense student mentoring and therefore expects its teaching staff to be present during lecture periods.

FAU and Fraunhofer are equal opportunities employers and strongly object to any form of discrimination.

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 arranged as original articles, book chapters, review articles, list of third-party funding, list of lectures and courses taught, copies of certificates and degrees) to https://berufungen.fau.de/ by August 25th, 2017. Please address your application to the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine. Please contact med-dekanat@fau.de with any questions.

The Faculty of Engineering invites applications for a

W3 Professorship for Control Engineering

at the Department of Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Information technology to be filled by the earliest possible starting date.

The successful candidate is expected to represent the field adequately in teaching and research and assume the leadership of the Chair of Control Engineering.

The candidate is expected to have experience in one or several of the following fields:

  • Control engineering methods, especially for system identification, error detection, model predictive control, robust and fault-tolerant control
  • Modelling, analysis and synthesis of control systems for mechatronics, medical technology, energy technology, robotics, cyberphysics and/or biology
  • Control engineering and theory for intelligent autonomous systems
  • Control and optimisation in co-operative, linked and distributed systems

Interdisciplinary collaboration with other departments at FAU, external research institutions and industry is expected. The professor will teach in degree programmes at the Department and neighbouring disciplines at the Faculty of Engineering. In particular, this includes the continuation of the compulsory lectures “Introduction to System Theory” and “Control Engineering A (Foundation) in the Bachelor’s degree programmes Mechatronics. Teaching Engineering in Vocational Schools and Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Information Technology as well as advanced courses in control engineering in Master’s degree programmes.

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.

The University of Erlangen-Nürnberg 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 underrepresented 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 30.09.2017, addressed to the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering. Please contact tf-dekanat@fau.de with any questions.