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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

W1 Junior Professorship for Ethnology (Focusing on Asia)

for an initial period of three years to be filled by the earliest possible starting date. Depending on successful evaluation, the appointment may be extended for another three years. The professorship will be established to coincide with the creation of the new ‘Standards of Decision-Making Across Cultures’ elite degree programme within the Elite Network of Bavaria.

The successful candidate is expected to represent the field adequately and systematically in teaching and research. In addition to an extensive familiarity with Asia or East Asia in research and suitable language proficiency, we are seeking a professor who is willing to contribute actively to the research areas and initiatives of the International Consortium for Research in the Humanities and interdisciplinary collaborations within the faculty. The appointed professor will spend equal periods at FAU and the University of Peking. They will also be expected to participate in degree programme development, deliver innovative teaching and learning concepts and work closely with project partners.

Prerequisites for the position are a university degree, university level teaching experience and a proven research profile which is demonstrated by an excellent doctoral degree in Ethnology, Cultural Studies, Asian Studies or Chinese Studies.

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) to the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Theology, Prof. Dr. Rainer Trinczek, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, Hindenburgstr. 34, 91054 Erlangen by 14.04.2017. Please also send an electronic version to phil-dekanat@fau.de.

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

W2 Professorship for Cultural and Social Anthropology

for an duration of five years to be filled by the earliest possible starting date. The professorship will be established to coincide with the creation of the new ‘Standards of Decision-Making Across Cultures’ elite degree programme within the Elite Network of Bavaria.

The successful candidate is expected to represent the field adequately and systematically in teaching and research. We are seeking a professor who is willing to contribute actively to the research areas and initiatives of the International Consortium for Research in the Humanities and interdisciplinary collaborations within the faculty. The professor will be expected to participate in degree programme development, deliver innovative teaching and learning concepts and work closely with project partners.

Prerequisites for the position are a university degree, university level teaching experience, a proven research profile which is demonstrated by an doctoral degree in Philosophy, Sociology, Cultural Studies or Asian Studies 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 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) to the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Theology, Prof. Dr. Rainer Trinczek FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, Hindenburgstr. 34, 91054 Erlangen by 14.04.2017. Please also send an electronic version to phil-dekanat@fau.de.

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

W2 Professorship for Politics and Society in Asia

at the Institute of Political Science, 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 political science adequately in teaching and research. Applicants should have profound academic knowledge of the region and relevant language skills. The successful candidate is expected to actively link their research to the research profile of the faculty, especially in the fields of area studies, cultural studies and human rights.

Prerequisites for the position are a university degree, university level teaching experience, a doctoral degree (ideally in political science), 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 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) to the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology,

Prof. Dr. Rainer Trinczek, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, Hindenburgstr. 34, 91054 Erlangen, by 12.05.2017. Please also send an electronic version to phil-dekanat@fau.de.

The Faculty of Business, Economics, and Law invites applications for a

W1 Junior Professorship for Information Systems

to be filled by the earliest possible starting date for an initial period of three years. Depending on successful evaluation the appointment may be extended for another three years.

The successful candidate is expected to represent the field adequately in teaching and research and show the willingness to develop the research field “Digital Transformation in Insurance” in collaboration with the Institute for Information Systems and Chair of Insurance Economics and Risk Management. We are seeking a professor who has specialized in one or more of the following research areas: Risk management, data and knowledge management, customer relationship management, modeling, simulation and social media. The School of Business and Economics welcomes applications from an individual with a background in information systems or in finance or insurance. The ideal candidate will take an active role in internationalization at the School and will be expected to teach courses in English. A proven track record in international teaching and research and the capability to publish research in leading international journals is required.

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.

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, certified copies of certificates and degrees, list of third-party funding) to Professor Veronika Grimm, Speaker of the School of Business and Economics, Faculty of Business, Economics, and Law, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, Findelgasse 7/9, 90402 Nürnberg by 12.05.2017. Please also send an electronic version to wiwi-sprecher@fau.de.

The Faculty of Sciences invites applications for a

W3 Professorship for Organic Chemistry

at the Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy to be filled by the earliest possible starting date.

The successful candidate is expected to represent the field of Organic Chemistry adequately in teaching and research. The research field of the applicant is expected to strengthen the current activities of the Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy in modern areas such as Supramolecular Chemistry, Physical Organic Chemistry or Molecular Materials. Participation in cooperative research activities such as the Collaborative Research Centre SFB 953 “Synthetic Carbon Allotropes” is expected.

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 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, but no reprints) to the Dean of the Faculty of Sciences, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg: Prof. Dr. Frank Duzaar, Universitätsstr. 40, 91054 Erlangen, nat-dekanat@fau.de by 30.04.2017.

The Faculty of Science invites applications for a

W3 Professorship for Theoretical Physics

at the Institute of Theoretical Physics, Department of Physics to be filled at the earliest possible starting date.

The successful candidate is expected to represent the field adequately in teaching and research. We are looking for a scientist with an outstanding track record in the field of quantum theory. The main research subject of the successful candidate should be in the fields of light-matter interaction, many-body quantum physics or quantum optics. Future scientific collaborations with the Department of Physics, the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light and research networks in Erlangen are desirable.

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 under-represented groups, promotes an inclusive culture and values diversity.

Please submit your complete application documents (CV, list of publications excluding reprints, list of lectures and courses taught, copies of certificates and degrees, list of third-party funding) to the Dean of the Faculty of Sciences, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg: Prof. Dr. Frank Duzaar, Universitätsstr. 40, 91054 Erlangen by 15.04.2017. Please also send an electronic version to nat-dekanat@fau.de.

The Faculty of Sciences invites applications for a

W3 Professorship for Experimental Astroparticle Physics

(Tenure Track Heisenberg Professorship)

at the Department of Physics, Erlangen Centre for Astroparticle Physics (ECAP), to be filled by the earliest possible starting date.

The successful candidate is expected to represent the field adequately in teaching and research.

The position is associated with the research focus Physics and Mathematics of the Cosmos of the Faculty of Sciences at FAU and will be part of the Erlangen Centre for Astroparticle Physics (ECAP), where the key research activities in astroparticle physics are currently in gamma ray and neutrino astronomy. The successful candidate is expected to have outstanding international qualifications and shall establish research at ECAP in a field of astroparticle physics that is preferentially not yet represented at FAU. The ECAP Laboratory, a research facility which recently received approval, will provide excellent infrastructure for experimental work from 2022 onwards.  The successful candidate will collaborate with working groups for astrophysics, astronomy, theory, and detector technology.

The professorship is to be created as part of the Heisenberg programme of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG). The establishment of the professorship and the appointment are contingent on the candidate’s successful application for a Heisenberg professorship with DFG. According to DFG regulations, the W3 position shall be initially limited to three years. A permanent position may be granted after a positive evaluation by DFG and the university three years after the initial appointment. If the position is to be continued after this three-year period, no new appointment procedure need be carried out.

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 under-represented groups, promotes an inclusive culture and values diversity.

Please submit your complete application documents (CV, list of publications excluding reprints, list of lectures and courses taught, copies of certificates and degrees, list of third-party funding) to the Dean of the Faculty of Sciences, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg: Prof. Dr. Frank Duzaar, Universitätsstr. 40, 91054 Erlangen, by 15.04.2017. Please also send an electronic version to nat-dekanat@fau.de.

The Faculty of Engineering invites applications for a

W3 Professorship for Separation Science and Technology

at the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering to be filled by the earliest possible starting date.

We are seeking an individual with outstanding, internationally visible research in separation science and technology encompassing the entire field. Candidates may have specialised in the following research areas:  the fundamentals, methods and applications of innovative separation processes, mixed phase thermodynamics and chemical energy storage.

The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to the degree programmes of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering and related degree programmes of the Faculty of Engineering. Additional desirable qualities include the willingness to collaborate in interdisciplinary research, to engage in inter-university collaboration projects related to the field, and to initiate and lead co-ordinated research projects.

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 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 30.04.2017, addressed to the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering. Please contact tf-dekanat@fau.de with any questions.