The Faculty of Sciences invites applications for a
W3 Professorship for Experimental Astroparticle Physics (Tenure Track Heisenberg Professorship)
at the Department of Physics, Erlangen Centre for Astroparticle Physics (ECAP), to be filled by the earliest possible starting date.
The successful candidate is expected to represent the field adequately in teaching and research. The position is associated with the research focus Physics and Mathematics of the Cosmos of the Faculty of Sciences at FAU and will be part of the Erlangen Centre for Astroparticle Physics (ECAP), where the key research activities in astroparticle physics are currently in gamma ray and neutrino astronomy. The successful candidate is expected to have outstanding international qualifications and shall establish research at ECAP in a field of astroparticle physics that is preferentially not yet represented at FAU. The ECAP Laboratory, a research facility which recently received approval, will provide excellent infrastructure for experimental work from 2022 onwards. The successful candidate will collaborate with working groups for astrophysics, astronomy, theory, and detector technology.
The professorship is to be created as part of the Heisenberg programme of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG). The establishment of the professorship and the appointment are contingent on the candidate‘s successful application for a Heisenberg professorship with DFG. According to DFG regulations, the W3 position shall be initially limited to three years. A permanent position may be granted after a positive evaluation by DFG and the university three years after the initial appointment. If the position is to be continued after this three-year period, no new appointment procedure need be carried out.
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Please submit your complete application documents (CV, list of publications excluding reprints, list of lectures and courses taught, copies of certificates and degrees, list of third-party funding) to the Dean of the Faculty of Sciences, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg:
Prof. Dr. Frank Duzaar, Universitätsstr. 40, D-91054 Erlangen, by 15. 4. 2017. Please also send an electronic version to firstname.lastname@example.org.