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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

3 Open Topic Tenure Track Professorships for Translational Health Research

(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 ‘Translational Health Research’. The successful candidates will be invited to play an active role in the FAU key research priority ‘Medicine, Life Sciences and Health’.

The Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology invites applications for a W2 professorship in the Department of Psychology. The successful candidate shall represent psychology adequately in research and teaching. We welcome applications from individuals with expertise and research activities in the field of “Translational Health Research”, specialising in health psychology, especially in the field of “Behavioural Health Technology”. Internationally visible research and experience in acquiring competitive third-party funding are desirable.

The Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology seeks to appoint a W1 professorship in the Department of Psychology. The professor will contribute to the field of “Translational Health Research” in research and teaching, particularly in the fields of developmental psychology, developmental psychopathology and educational psychology. Internationally visible research achievements and experience in acquiring competitive third-party funding are desirable.

For both professorships, the candidate must be willing to participate in teacher training in psychology at FAU. Preference will be given to candidates who are willing to contribute to the research focus area of the Faculty “Health over the Life Course”. 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 Sciences invites applications for a W1 professorship for Structural Proteomics at the Department of Biology. Working in the area of ‘Translational Health Research’, the successful candidate will make a positive contribution to research and teaching predominantly in the area of proteomics. In the long-term, the professor is expected to participate in teaching biochemistry. It is hoped that the successful candidate will make a contribution to the Faculty’s research focus area ‘Integrated Molecular Life Sciences’ and become involved in interdisciplinary research networks and degree programmes. We expect applicants to have conducted internationally visible research and have experience in competing for third-party funding.

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 also 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 15.02.2019, 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

3 Open Topic Tenure Track Professorships Future of Work

(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 program 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 three positions announced in this call for applications will strengthen research and teaching in ‘The World of Work. The successful candidates will be invited to take an active role in the key research priority ‘The World of Work’ at FAU, the interdisciplinary center LASER and the Center for Management, Technology and Society (CMTS).

The Faculty of Business, Economics, and Law seeks to appoint three W1 professorships at the School of Business and Economics. The professorships 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. Successful candidates will be expected to contribute to degree programs at the School.

The first W1 professorship is for Empirical Labor Economics. We welcome applications from candidates who are prepared to collaborate with the Institute for Employment Research (IAB) and have expertise in Big Data.

The second W1 professorship is for Business Psychology. We welcome applications from candidates with a research profile that strengthens the research focus area ‘Change in the World of Work’ in the fields of personnel, work and organization and can ideally contribute to one or more further research focus areas at the School.

The third 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 29 March 2019, addressed to the Dean of the Faculty of Business, Economics, and Law. 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

Full Professorship (W3) for Didactics of Chemistry

at the Department of Didactics. 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 in teaching chemistry. The successful candidate will have an excellent background in empirical research into teaching and learning specifically relating to teaching chemistry. Candidates are expected to have experience in interdisciplinary research in teaching education/psychology, chemistry or teaching other subjects, as well as in acquiring third party funding. They are expected to be open to establishing international collaborations. Teaching duties include teaching students to teach chemistry at all levels of school in Germany (Grundschule, Mittelschule, Realschule, Gymnasium), being involved in school placements and training mentors for school placements. The professor will be expected to collaborate with the Centre for Teacher Education and contribute to the Centre for Teaching and Learning Research (ZiLL) at FAU. The successful candidate will also be responsible for continuing to develop and expand the Centre for Continuing Education for chemistry teachers and the school laboratory for teaching chemistry at FAU.

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). In addition, you must be qualified to teach chemistry and have three years teaching experience at a school or comparable education institute.

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 15.02.2019, addressed to the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology, Prof. Dr. Rainer Trinczek. Please contact phil-berufungen@fau.de with any questions.

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

W2 Professorship for Inorganic Chemistry

(Associate Professor)

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

We seek to appoint an expert with an internationally visible research and teaching profile. The preferred research focus area is in modern inorganic chemistry. Of particular interest are investigations towards the development of self-assembled nanostructured and colloidal systems, and into (electro-) catalytic processes at the interface between molecular and materials science for sustainable chemistry. A potential for active participation in current and future research initiatives within the department at FAU is appreciated.

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, including the ability to teach in English, 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 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 01.04.2019, 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 Didactics of Informatics

(Associate Professor)

at the Department of Computer Science. The professorship is a full-time and permanent position 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 candidate will represent the discipline in teaching and research. The main focus of the applicant’s profile should include at least one of the following areas:

  • Design and empirical research of teaching and learning concepts in lnformatics for schools
  • Modelling and measurement of competencies in teaching and learning Informatics in schools
  • Informatics education at different types of secondary schools
  • Didactics of advanced vocational training in Informatics

We expect successful candidates to contribute to degree programmes related to computer science and to university didactics.

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 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). We also expect candidates to have at least three years of teaching experience in schools.

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 17.02.2019, addressed to the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering. Please contact tf-dekanat@fau.de with any questions.