University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU)

Meet FAU – Germany’s Innovator #1 is looking for young talents (group leaders / assistant / associated professors)

University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU)

Erlangen, Germany

Meet FAU – Germany’s Innovator #1 is looking for young talents (group leaders/assistant/associated professors)

FAU is a research university in Northern Bavaria. Situated in the cities of Erlangen and Nürnberg, we are home to 4000 researchers. Their curiosity and passion for shaping the future made us Germany’s most innovative university. However, we do not want to stop here, but also provide the next generation of scientists with a base to develop their full potential and help to improve the world for the children of tomorrow.

FAU’s Faculty of Sciences is open for applications from creative young scientists from all fields covered by its Departments.

Our research focus areas are:

  • Climate and Resources
  • Molecular Life Sciences
  • Materials and Light-Mater Interaction
  • Modelling, Simulation and Optimization
  • The Physics and Mathematics of the Cosmos

No matter whether you already have funding for an independent research group, are looking for a host institution for an ERC, Emmy Noether or Heisenberg-Grant, plan to apply for a Humboldt or Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship, or just want to propose a thought provoking project, we are happy to hear about your research ideas.

What we offer:

  • Tenure track program with prospects for performance-based advancement for highly qualified candidates
  • The freedom to pursue your own research interests and develop an independent research profile
  • Interdisciplinary environment which offers numerous interactions and stimulating collaborations
  • Funding opportunities for interdisciplinary “out of the box”-research proposals
  • Career development program for post-docs and young research group leaders
  • Active support with administrative matters and accommodation search
  • High life quality in one of Germany’s safest metropolitan areas

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.

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