Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), Faculty of Sciences

Position ID: 2367-ASSISTANTPROF [#17964]
Position Title: W1 Professorship for Applied Mathematics(Assistant Professor)
Position Type: Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Erlangen, Bayern 91054, Germany
Subject Area: Applied Mathematics
Application Deadline: 2021/09/15 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/08/04, finished 2022/03/19, listed until 2021/09/15)
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Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU) 

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

W1 Professorship for Applied Mathematics

(Assistant Professor)

at the newly established Department of Data Science. 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.

We seek to appoint a top early career scientist with an internationally visible research profile in areas involving or related to partial differential equations, numerical and data analysis, stochastic optimisation, control theory or scientific computing and a strong interest in teaching. The professor’s research activities should complement the Chair of Dynamics, Control and Numerics at FAU (Alexander von Humboldt Professorship, and the potential of the institution in the broad field of Applied Mathematics. Candidates are expected to have proven their skills in interdisciplinary cooperation and become actively involved in the newly established Erlangen Center for Mathematics of Data (ECMD). The successful candidate will also be expected to teach introductory and advanced lectures in applied mathematics.

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. Candidates 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 comprehensive and fair 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, research and teaching statement, copies of certificates and degrees, list of third-party funding) online at by 15 September 2021, addressed to the Dean of the Faculty of Sciences. Please contact with any questions.

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