University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU)

Open Topic Tenure Track Professorship for Sensory Sciences

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU)

Erlangen, Germany

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

Open Topic Tenure Track Professorship for Sensory Sciences

(W1 / Assistant Professor)

The professorship is 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 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 professorship is 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’).

This professorship focuses on research and teaching in the field of ‘*Sensory Sciences*’. The successful candidate is invited to collaborate intensively in the ‘Campus of the Senses’, a joint initiative between the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits (IIS) and the Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging (IVV). Looking to the future, there is an opportunity for the candidate to be appointed to a managerial position at Fraunhofer IVV.

The Faculty of Sciences is seeking to appoint a W1 professorship in the Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy. The professor is expected to adequately represent the field of Chemical Sensing and Sensor Sciences in research and teaching. The research focus may lie on (bio)chemical sensory processes, chemical information processing and regulation mechanisms, also considering macro, meso, micro and nano structures of sensor interfaces. Applicants with excellent research and publications on chemosensory processes and biochemical mechanisms of action and regulation, as well as applications in bio-based or biomimetic/bioinspired sensing are desirable. Candidates must have either a degree in biochemistry, bioanalytical chemistry or another relevant degree pro-gramme.

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. Candi-dates who are able and willing to teach in both English and German are desired.

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 by 03.01.2020, addressed to the Dean of the Faculty of Sciences. Please contact with any questions.

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