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Faculty positions

The Faculty of Medicine invites applications for a Tenure Track Professorship for Medical Education (W2 / Associate Professor) at the Department of Anesthesiology to be filled by the earliest possible starting date for an initial period of six years. FAU offers the long-term perspective of a permanent appointment to a W2 professorship if the requirements of the tenure evaluation are met.

The successful candidate is expected to represent the field adequately in research and teaching, and in particular to head the research focus area medical education and take a leading role in developing approaches for teaching medicine e.g. in the fields of anesthesiology, intensive care and emergency medicine. Applicants should have extensive experience in learning in virtual environments (e.g. simulator scenarios or with actors playing patients) as well as in planning and holding courses in medical education and teaching research projects. The professor will be expected to cooperate closely with the working groups in the department and participate in the Faculty of Medicine’s research networks [Collaborative Research Centers, Research Training Groups, Interdisciplinary Centre for Clinical Research, leading-edge cluster Medical Valley, Graduate School in Advanced Optical Technologies (SAOT)] and at Universitätsklinkum Erlangen (e.g. Center for Clinical Studies). The Faculty of Medicine offers degree programs in medicine, dentistry, molecular medicine, medical process management and logopedics.

Prerequisites for the position are a university degree in medicine, teaching experience in higher education, a doctoral degree, and additional postdoctoral qualifications. These should be in the form of a habilitation (postdoctoral thesis) or equivalent academic publications. The necessary qualifications may also have been acquired in a non-university context or through a junior faculty position (for example as a W1 Professor or Assistant Professor). An additional degree in a relevant field such as a Master’s degree in Medical Education is also required.

Please submit your complete application documents (CV, list of publications, list of lectures and courses taught, list of operations, copies of certificates and degrees, list of third-party funding) online by 26 October 2018, addressed to the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine. Please contact the Dean’s office with any questions.


FAU has the right to appoint professors. The legal preconditions are determined by Art. 10 BayHSchPG.

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 an outstandingly productive research environment as well as a passionate and multi-disciplinary scholarly community within a vibrant institutional network.

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 apply online using our application portal.  You can upload all relevant documents (CV, list of publications, list of lectures and courses taught, list of operations, copies of certificates and degrees, list of third-party funding) to the section “documents” (pdf-format).

We do not need any print documents or CD / files at this stage. You can bring your certified documents to the colloquium.

Documents to be submitted

  • Curriculum vitae, listed in tabular form (CV)
  • Structured list of publications
  • List of given lectures and held courses
  • Scan of certificates
  • If appropriate, catalog of surgeries.


We appreciate your feedback regarding our application portal. Please contact Prof. Dr. Katrin Schiebel for technical questions and remarks. In case of questions concerning the contents of your application, please contact Birgit Schumann.

Mailing address

Dean of the Faculty of Medicine of FAU
Krankenhausstraße 12
91054 Erlangen


The dates of colloquia and inaugural lectures are published in our event calendar.