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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

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 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.

The Faculty of Engineering invites applications for a

W1 Endowed Junior Professorship for Computer Science

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

The successful candidate is expected to represent the field adequately in teaching and research, with a focus in the areas of sports, health, and medical engineering. For the successful candidate, an original research and teaching profile in one or more of the following subject areas is required:

  • Computer Science in Sports, in particular for body area networks and mobile computing systems
  • Modeling and Simulation, in particular for optimal control of biomechanical multi-body systems with applications in sports
  • Functional assessment with methods from sensor data fusion, signal analysis, and machine learning, in order to assign mainly biomechanical, but also physiological and psychological properties of individuals to groups

The successful candidate is furthermore expected to establish and to lead an independent research group at the Department of Computer Science, and to conduct industry-oriented applied research, in particular with the adidas AG that funds this professorship. A general willingness to participate in teaching in the degree programs Computer Science and Medical Engineering is presumed.

Prerequisites for the position are a university degree in computer science or engineering sciences, 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, copies of certificates and degrees, list of third-party funding) online at https://berufungen.fau.de/ by 31.05.2017, addressed to the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering. Please contact tf-dekanat@fau.de with any questions.