Professorships

Call for applications

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 Economics (Development Economics)

to be filled by 1 October 2019.

The successful candidate is expected to represent the field adequately in teaching and research. In addition to primary teaching responsibilities in Economics (Bachelor’s and teaching degree programmes), the professor will also teach in the MA Development Economics and International Studies programme. The candidate must have expertise in field research in development economics.

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.

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, list of lectures and courses taught, copies of certificates and degrees, list of third-party funding) online at https://berufungen.fau.de by 16 March 2018, addressed to the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology, Professor Rainer Trinczek. Please contact phil-berufungen@fau.de with any questions.

The Faculty of Medicine invites applications for a

W2 Professorship for Systemic Neurophysiology

at the Institute of Physiology and Pathophysiology to be filled by the earliest possible starting date. The professorship will initially be appointed for 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 professorship is intended to strengthen the research focus on Neuroscience at the Faculty of Medicine. We are seeking a candidate with in-depth experience in analysing functional connectivity and network dynamics in the brain with advanced optogenetic, microscopic and electrophysiological techniques. The successful candidate will explore the neuronal underpinnings of cognitive functions and affective behaviour, with particular emphasis on models of neuropsychiatric disorders. Excellent collaboration opportunities exist with the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light (MPL) and the newly founded Center for Physics and Medicine, which is jointly supported by FAU, Universitätsklinikum Erlangen and the MPL. We also expect the successful candidate to represent the field of physiology adequately in teaching.

FAU expects applicants to become actively involved in 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 (SAOT)] and research programmes at Universitätsklinikum Erlangen. The degree programmes 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).

FAU expects applicants to become actively involved in the administration of academic affairs and to demonstrate 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 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 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   24th January 2018. Please address your application to the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine. Please contact med-dekanat@fau.de with any questions.

The Faculty of Sciences invites applications for a

W3 Professorship for Molecular Plant Physiology

at the Department of Biology to be filled by 1 April 2019.

The successful candidate is expected to represent the field of Plant Physiology adequately in teaching and research. Furthermore, participation in introductory lectures and courses in Botany is expected. The candidate should have a strong and internationally renowned research profile in molecular plant physiology, preferentially with a focus on plant membrane transport or membrane-associated signaling. Forward-looking research concepts are sought that complement local research topics and strengthen interdisciplinary research. Active participation in third-party funding initiatives (i.e. Research Training Group RTG1962: Dynamic Interactions at Biological Membranes, Applied Protein Center Erlangen) is expected. Current responsibilities of the division chair also include the scientific direction of the Botanical Garden Erlangen.

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.

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, list of lectures and courses taught, copies of certificates and degrees, list of third-party funding) online at https://berufungen.fau.de by 16 March 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

W2 Professorship for Computational 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 Computational Chemistry adequately in teaching and research and will be responsible for the basic education in organic chemistry in the curricula Food Chemistry, Pharmacy and Molecular Medicine. The professor for Computational Chemistry acts as technical director for the Computer Chemistry Center (CCC). The CCC is part of the Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy and is a unique institution in Germany that contributes significantly to the profile of the department. Besides teaching and research in Computational Chemistry, the CCC is responsible for the IT infrastructure of the department and acts as point of contact for industry. The research field of the applicant shall be complementary to existing competences in Theoretical Chemistry and shall strengthen the activities of the Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy in its research focii Bioactive Molecules and Molecular Materials. Participation of outstanding candidates in present and planned cooperative research activities 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.

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, list of lectures and courses taught, copies of certificates and degrees, list of third-party funding) online at https://berufungen.fau.de by 28 February 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

W2 Professorship for Tectonics

at the Department of Geography and Geosciences, GeoZentrum Nordbayern, to be filled by April 1 2019. This position is a permanent appointment.

The successful candidate is expected to carry out innovative and internationally visible research in tectonics/structural geology and represent the field adequately in teaching. Proven experience in geological interpretation of geophysical data and geodynamics, geophysical exploration methods, geological modelling or geomechanics – preferably relating to continental settings – is desired. The professor is expected to actively participate in interdisciplinary collaboration (e.g. in the fields of geothermal energy, ore deposit formation, or applied geology), and become involved in establishing joint research projects. The duties of the professorship also include active participation in the degree programmes and services offered by GeoZentrum Nordbayern.

FAU expects applicants to become actively involved in the administration of academic affairs and demonstrate experience in managing research projects and raising third-party funding.

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, teaching/research concept) online at https://berufungen.fau.de by 16 March 2018, 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

W2 Professorship for Cognitive Radar Systems for Remote Sensing

at the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Communication Engineering in collaboration with the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) as a joint appointment according to the Jülich model to be filled by the earliest possible starting date.

The professorship will be appointed initially for five years. The successful candidate will also manage a department at the DLR Microwaves and Radar institute in Oberpfaffenhofen. Applicants must have an outstanding research record in one or more of the following fields in radar remote sensing and significant project or industry experience:

  • Cognitive radar systems, hybrid and adaptive synthetic aperture radar, multi-dimensional waveform encoding
  • Digital beam formation, MIMO-SAR, sparse satellite arrays, passive radar
  • Inversion algorithms for remote sensing, compressive sensing

A willingness to collaborate with other disciplines at the University, research institutions and industry is expected. The professor will teach in the degree programmes of the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Communication Engineering and neighbouring disciplines at the Faculty of Engineering and will also be expected to hold lectures in remote sensing and antenna systems.

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 and DLR expects applicants to become actively involved raising third-party funding.

FAU and DLR are 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 February 2018, addressed to the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering. Please contact tf-dekanat@fau.de with any questions.

The Faculty of Engineering invites applications for a

W3 Professorship for Sensor Technology

at the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Communication Engineering to be filled by

1 October 2018. This position is a permanent appointment.

The successful candidate is expected to represent the field adequately in research and teaching and to head the Chair of Sensor Technology.

Applicants are expected to have made an outstanding contribution to research in one or more of the following areas and have gained relevant experience in projects or industry:

  • Sensors and actuators for mechatronic or medical engineering systems
  • Sensors for automation and production technology, including quality control or material characterisation
  • Acoustic or optical sensors
  • Integrated sensors and embedded sensor signal processing
  • Microintegrated sensors
  • Sensors in networks

A willingness to contribute to interdisciplinary collaborations with other departments throughout FAU, with non-university research institutes and with industry is expected.

The successful candidate will be involved in teaching the degree programmes offered by the Department and related fields within the Faculty of Engineering, participating in particular in the compulsory lectures and practicals on “Foundations of Electrical Engineering” and teaching the compulsory lecture “Sensor Technology”. The professor is also expected to teach advanced courses specialising in sensor technology in Master’s degree programmes.

Prerequisites for the position are a university degree, 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).

FAU expects applicants to become actively involved in the administration of academic affairs and demonstrate experience in managing research projects and raising third-party funding.

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 19 March 2018, addressed to the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering. Please contact tf-dekanat@fau.de with any questions.