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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

2 Open Topic Tenure Track Professorships for Sensory Sciences

(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 programme 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 positions announced in this call for applications will strengthen research and teaching in the field of ‘Sensory Sciences‘. The successful candidates will be invited to play an active role in the ‘Campus of the Senses’, a future initiative in collaboration with Fraunhofer Institutes IIS and IVV.

The Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology invites applications for a professorship in the Department of Psychology. We seek to appoint an expert who will develop an internationally visible research and teaching profile in the field of sensory sciences (sensation and perception, and physiology of perception). A particular focus may lie on processes of multisensory perception and communication, taking chemo-sensory processes into account. We welcome applications from individuals with an excellent track record in research and publications on multi-sensory perception and communication. A university degree in psychology or another relevant subject from the field of life sciences is a prerequisite.

The Department of Psychology encourages transparent and replicable research and pursues these objectives with open data, open material and pre-registration. Please state clearly in your application how you have followed these objectives in the past and how you intend to do so in the future.

The Faculty of Engineering seeks to appoint a W1 professorship in the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Communication Engineering (EEI). The successful candidate is expected to represent the field of electronic circuit technology for sensor systems in research and teaching, especially the interfaces between physical sensors and electrical signals. We welcome applications from individuals with excellent research and publication achievements in designing analogue and digital circuits, as well as mixed-signal integrated circuits.

Suitable applicants may also be considered for a management position in the Smart Sensing and Electronics division at the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits (IIS). Prerequisites for the position include a university degree in electrical engineering or a relevant degree in engineering or natural sciences.

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 22.10.2018, addressed to the Dean of the respective Faculty. Please contact 1000prof@fau.de with any questions.

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

4 Open Topic Tenure Track Professorships for Digital Transformation

(W1 / Assistant Professor or W2 / Associate Professor)

W1 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.

W2 professorships are to be filled by the earliest possible starting date for an initial period of six years. FAU offers the long-term perspective of a permanent appointment to a W2 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 programme 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 positions announced in this call for applications will strengthen research and teaching in the field ‘Digital Transformation‘. The successful candidates will be invited to play an active role in the FAU key research priority ‘Electronics, Analytics and Digital Transformation’, the Interdisciplinary Center for Digital Humanities and Social Sciences (IZdigital) at FAU as well as in the FAU Center for Management, Technology and Society (CMTS).

The Faculty of Sciences invites applications for a W2 professorship in the Department of Geography and Geosciences at the Institute of Geography. We seek to appoint an expert who will develop an internationally visible research and teaching profile in cultural / human geography (in particular in the Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes in Cultural / Human Geography, and the teaching degree programme in Geography). Applications are welcome from qualified scientists researching the role of digital data in processes of socio-spatial transformation and investigating the causes and effects of advanced datafication. The professor is expected to focus on and expand methods of gathering, processing and analysing geodata. In addition to strengthening research into digitalisation in the field of cultural / human geography, it is desirable that the professor can create connections towards other major research focus areas in cultural / human geography at FAU, in particular urban studies.

The Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology is seeking to appoint two W1 professors with an interdisciplinary research focus to address the opportunities and challenges entailed by digitalisation and teach in the relevant degree programmes.

Applications are invited for a W1 professorship in the Department of Classical World and Asian Cultures at the Institute of Languages and Cultures of the Middle East and East Asia. The successful candidate will be expected to represent the subject of Japanese studies in teaching and research. The position requires qualifications in Japanese studies, which should generally be in the form of a doctoral degree in Japanese studies, and evidence of specialisation in the field of digitalisation (as a socio-cultural phenomenon and/or method used in the field of digital humanities and social sciences).

Applications are invited for a W1 professorship in the Department of Media Studies and Art History at the Institute of Book Science. Digitalisation has an impact on public communication via the media and is particularly challenging as far as institutions and governance structures are concerned. The successful candidate is expected to develop this area of research into media and communications, focusing in particular on the differences between changes which have occurred over time compared to previous conditions. Applicants are required to have a wide range of qualifications in research into media and communications. The successful candidate will be expected to communicate with disciplines which take both a historiographical and a technical approach.

The Faculty of Business, Economics, and Law invites applications for a W1 professorship in the School of Business and Economics. The professorship is to be established as part of the School’s research focus area Digitalisation of the Economy. As well as strengthening this research focus area in the long term, the professor should collaborate with other research focus areas in the School. The successful candidate is expected to teach in the degree programmes offered by the School.

Successful candidates for W1 professorships 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 offers career development, mentoring and an attractive initial research budget.

Successful candidates for W2 professorships 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. We also expect the candidate to demonstrate excellent postdoctoral qualifications which may also have been acquired in a non-university context.

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 and an attractive initial package. 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 22.10.2018, addressed to the Dean of the respective Faculty. 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

W1 Professorship for E-learning in Universities and Adult Education

(Assistant Professor)

at the Department of Education. The professorship is to be filled by 01.10.2019 for an initial period of three years. Upon successful evaluation, the appointment will be extended for another three years.

We seek to appoint a top early career scholar / scientist who will develop outstanding expertise in the field. Applicants must demonstrate experience in empirical research in the area of media-assisted learning and teaching, whereby internationally-orientated research is advantageous. The professor will be expected to participate in teaching Master’s degree programmes in education and educational science and teacher training programmes. Collaboration with other central institutions at FAU 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 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 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 12.10.2018, addressed to the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Prof. Dr. Rainer Trinczek, Hindenburgstr. 34, 91054 Erlangen. Please contact phil-dekanat@fau.de with any questions.

The Faculty of Business, Economics and Law at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) invites applications for a

Full Professorship (W3) for Business Taxation

at the School of Business and Economics in Nuremberg. The professorship is a full-time and permanent position to be filled by 01.04.2020.

We seek to appoint a leading expert with an internationally visible research and teaching profile in business taxation. Applicants should demonstrate leading publications in national and international research. The professor is expected to participate in teaching business and economics degree programmes at the School and will also teach in other courses offered by the institutes and contribute to the graduate program. The ability to teach in English and offer training programs for professional development is also desirable.

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 22 October 2018, addressed to the Speaker of the School of Business and Economics at the Faculty of Business, Economics, and Law. Please contact wiwi-sprecher@fau.de with any questions.

The Faculty of Medicine invites applications for a

Tenure Track Professorship for Medical Education

(W2 / Associate Professor)

at the Department of Anaesthesiology to be filled by the earliest possible starting date for an initial period of six years. FAU offers the long-term perspective of a permanent appointment to a W2 professorship if the requirements of the tenure evaluation are met.

The successful candidate is expected to represent the field adequately in research and teaching, and in particular to head the research focus area medical education and take a leading role in developing approaches for teaching medicine e.g. in the fields of anaesthesiology, intensive care and emergency medicine. Applicants should have extensive experience in learning in virtual environments (e.g. simulator scenarios or with actors playing patients) as well as in planning and holding courses in medical education and teaching research projects. The professor will be expected to cooperate closely with the working groups in the department and participate in the Faculty of Medicine’s research networks [Collaborative Research Centres, Research Training Groups, Interdisciplinary Centre for Clinical Research, leading-edge cluster Medical Valley, Graduate School in Advanced Optical Technologies (SAOT)] and at Universitätsklinkum Erlangen (e.g. Centre for Clinical Studies). The Faculty of Medicine offers degree programmes in medicine, dentistry, molecular medicine, medical process management and logopaedics.

Prerequisites for the position are a university degree in medicine, teaching experience in higher education, a doctoral degree, and additional postdoctoral qualifications. These should be in the form of a habilitation (postdoctoral thesis) or equivalent academic publications. The necessary qualifications may also have been acquired in a non-university context or through a junior faculty position (for example as a W1 Professor or Assistant Professor). An additional degree in a relevant field such as a Master’s degree in Medical Education is also required.

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.

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 26.10.2018, 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

Full Professorship (W3) for Developmental Biology

at the Department of Biology. The professorship is a full-time and permanent position to be filled by 16 May 2020.

We seek to appoint a leading expert with an internationally visible research and teaching profile in vertebrate developmental biology, preferentially with a focus on tissue and organ differentiation, for example neurodevelopment, organismic stem cell biology, or regeneration biology. Applicants with innovative and state of the art research concepts that strengthen local research topics such as signaling and differentiation, immunity and infection biology, or membrane biology are desirable. Active participation in research networks (e. g. Research Training Group RTG 2162: Neurodevelopment and Vulnerability of the Central Nervous System, RTG 1660: Key Signals of Adaptive Immune Response, TRR130: B cells: Immunity and Autoimmunity) is expected. The professor will be responsible for teaching developmental biology. Furthermore, participation in undergraduate teaching in Zoology is expected.

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 15.11.2018, addressed to the Dean of the Faculty of Sciences. Please contact nat-dekanat@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) for Mathematical Stochastics

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

We seek to appoint a leading expert with an internationally visible research and teaching profile in stochastics. Successful candidates are expected to have an internationally outstanding profile in current areas of research in stochastics, with expertise in a wide range of topics. Their research activities should strengthen the existing working groups at FAU. Candidates are also expected to have proven competence in interdisciplinary issues and to collaborate with colleagues from various areas of application. The teaching duties include introductory and advanced lectures in probability theory, both for studies in mathematics and as part of a teaching degree programme. Moreover, the candidate should generally be willing to teach introductory mathematics classes.

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, including the ability to teach in German after a transitory period. 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 12.10.2018, addressed to the Dean of the Faculty of Sciences. Please contact nat-dekanat@fau.de with any questions.

The Faculty of Sciences invites applications for a

Tenure Track Heisenberg Professorship for experimental astroparticle physics in the laboratory (W2 / Associate Professor)

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

We seek to appoint an expert who will develop an internationally visible research and teaching profile. The successful applicant will become member of the Erlangen Centre for Astroparticle Physics (ECAP) and will be associated with the research focus Physics and Mathematics of the Cosmos of the Faculty of Sciences at FAU. Experimental key research activities at ECAP are 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 experimental astroparticle physics in the laboratory that extends existing on-site activities. Possible research areas are studies in the laboratory of phenomena relevant in astrophysics or astroparticle physics. A new dedicated building for ECAP will provide excellent infrastructure for experimental work from 2022 onwards. The successful candidate is expected to collaborate with existing working groups in astrophysics, astronomy, detector technology, and theoretical physics.

The professorship is to be created as part of the Heisenberg programme of the German Research Foundation (DFG). The appointment is contingent on the candidate’s successful application for a Heisenberg professorship with DFG. According to DFG regulations, the W2 position shall be initially limited to three years. A permanent position will 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, a new appointment procedure is not 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 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 career development and an attractive initial package.

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 30.09.2018, addressed to the Dean of the Faculty of Sciences. Please contact nat-dekanat@fau.de with any questions.