Call for applications
Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU)
The Faculty of Sciences invites applications for a W3 Professorship (Chair) for Theoretical Physics
(successor of Prof. Dr. Michael Thies)

at the Institute of Theoretical Physics, Department of Physics, to be filled by the earliest possible starting date.

The successful candidate is expected to represent the field adequately in teaching and research and have an internationally recognised research record in theoretical cosmology. The applicant's field of research should complement the research activities of the Erlangen Centre for Astroparticle Physics (ECAP) in quantum gravity and astroparticle physics.

Prerequisites for the position are a university degree in physics or mathematics, 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, certified copies of certificates and degrees, list of third-party funding) to the Dean of the Faculty of Sciences, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, Universitätsstr. 40, 91054 Erlangen, by 30/05/2016 . Please also send an electronic version to dekanat- .

For a German version please click here .

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