Professorships: Jobs and Vacancies

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A job as a professor is often the ultimate goal of an academic career. Of course there is a large amount of variation between individual jobs but the general rule of this type of senior position is that it entails a certain amount of independent research but also teaching or administrative roles. These numerous aspects of the job are one of the reasons why so many academics are after them - it is not just research but rather all sorts of varied responsibilities. There is also the possibility to shape your own role by taking on additional responsibilities at your faculty or to lead additional classes or start research groups.

Although professors seem to have earned the ultimate prize for years in academia, it is sadly the case that many people work for all that time without ever being rewarded with a senior position. Up to a point, getting to this stage is a matter of luck, but also important is the standard of postdoc jobs you have had up to that point and also the number of peer-reviewed papers you have had published. To outcompete your contemporaries, you have to have had career development in mind from your very first steps into the world of your research field and this is where academics.com comes into its own.

academics.com has a particularly strong selection of jobs for professors as well as all the information you may need to help you on your way to final career goal. Whether you would like to know about networking for a successful career in academia, the alternative to academia: conducting research in industry or employer profiles, academics.com is there with the relevant information. An academic career is by no means an easy option, but here you can find the support to help you develop your career and hopefully realise the goal of becoming a university professor.

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NISlab/CCIS invites applications for two positions as Professor or Associate Professor of Information Security (Computer Science). The positions will be central in a new research group focusing on cyber security of critical infrastructures, control systems and ICT-accessible objects and systems, as...
Gjųvik University College, Gjųvik, 10 June 2014
to be appointed as soon as possible. The salary will be composed of a base salary according to the Bayerische Besoldungsgesetz (Bavarian Remuneration Act, pay-scale grade W3). Digital media open up an exciting range of new possibilities to enhance instruction, reach special audiences and make...
Technische Universität München (TUM), Munich, 28 August 2014
Initially pay-scale grade W2, to be appointed as soon as possible. We are looking for an excellent junior scientist with a high potential for developing an internationally recognized research agenda in the broad field of Synthetic Silicon Chemistry. The successful candi-date is expected to conduct...
Technische Universität München (TUM), Munich, 25 August 2014
Faculty of Georesources and Materials Technology We are seeking qualified applicants for teaching and research in the area of structural and functional noncrystalline matter as bulk or composites and theoretical as well as applied aspects of the associated processes. The starting date is summer...
RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, 21 August 2014
The Department of Economics and Business, School of Business and Social Sciences, Aarhus University, invites applicants for a number of Full Professorships in business economics. The Department covers a range of fields in business economics, e.g. accounting, auditing, finance, logistics, management...
Aarhus University, Aarhus, 14 August 2014
The successful candidate is expected to represent the subject in research and teaching. He/She will have teaching respon­sibilities in all teaching programs of the Department of History. The occupant of the post will also be involved in the training of future teachers. Concepts for or knowledge of...
Goethe University Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main, 14 August 2014
starting at the earliest possible date. The position is part of the Accounting group and successful applicants are expected to contribute to the activities of the group in both research and teaching. The department seeks to establish an internationally recognized group of accounting scholars and the...
Goethe University Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main, 14 August 2014
Applicants should have a strong scientific research profile, experience in the leadership of scientific teams and excellent didactic skills. Several years of successful research activity with experience in teaching and the acquisition of third-party funding is expected. The area of research should...
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Karlsruhe, 14 August 2014
commencing at the earliest opportunity. The successful candidate will represent the position in teaching and research. He or she should have experience and a successful research record in the implementation of complex functions - using hardware-software combination or with embedded systems for...
Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg, Magdeburg, 14 August 2014
commencing at the earliest opportunity. It will be assigned to the Institute for Automation Engineering. The successful applicant will be responsible for teaching and research in the broad area of measurement science and technology. He or she is expected to have an excellent scientific qualification...
Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg, Magdeburg, 14 August 2014
The professorship is endowed with a monthly stipend of up to 6,500 euro and round trip airfare to Germany as well as research and ad­ministrative assistance. The appointment is for a three- to six-month research stay in Braunschweig. The application deadline is October 1, 2014. Program information...
Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research, Braunschweig, 14 August 2014
at the KIT- Department of Mechanical Engineering. As part of the research center of the Helmholtz Association, with its approx. 120 employees, the institute carries out research and development in the field of innovative and application-oriented information, automation and systems technologies as...
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Karlsruhe, 14 August 2014
starting August 1st, 2015 or by mutual agreement.Candidates should have a track record of internationally recognized research in the field of political science, proven teaching excellence and the capability to contribute to public debates.The successful candidate will be expected to teach...
Universität St.Gallen, St. Gallen, 14 August 2014
Initially pay-scale grade W2, to be appointed as soon as possible. Within its Fellowship program, the TUM-IAS awards up to eight Rudolf Mößbauer Tenure Track Professorships to excellent junior scientists with a high potential for developing an internationally recognized research agenda at TUM....
Technische Universität München (TUM), Garching, 13 August 2014
Payment scheme: BesGr. W 2 What will your tasks be? The focus of this professorship will be a theoretical analysis of the recent history of urbanisation as well as of urban development and planning. This analysis requires understanding of all economic, social, political and cultural forces of...
HafenCity University Hamburg, Hamburg, 7 August 2014
of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Geoinformation Science and head of the Institute for Photogrammetry (at the earliest possible date). The successful applicant represents the following areas in teaching and in research: photogrammetry, including digital image processing, remote sensing, both...
University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, 7 August 2014
The new position is launched jointly by Goethe University and the Research Center SAFE - Sustainable Architecture for Finance in Europe (www.safe-frankfurt.de). Successful applicants are expected to conduct research and contribute actively to the research activities of SAFE, focusing on different...
Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, Frankfurt, 31 July 2014
1. Requirements and Competencies Applicants for the assistant professorship should hold a PhD degree or equivalent. They should have demonstrated excellence in teaching undergraduate courses and they should have three to four years experiences with teaching and thesis supervision. Candidates are...
German University of Technology in Oman (GUtech), Muscat (Oman), 30 July 2014
The successful candidate has to cover all areas of the discipline. Preference will be given to candidates displaying excellence in the combined fields of urban and spatial sociology. An additional task will be the continuation and development of the core area of urban research. Experiences in...
Technische Universität Darmstadt, Darmstadt, 24 July 2014
Required qualifications include excellent publications and research in Sociology or Political Science or related disciplines pertaining to the Frankfurt School tradition of Critical Theory. The candidate will be expected to contribute to all teaching programs of the department with a focus on both...
Goethe University Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main, 24 July 2014
This professorship is associated with leadership of the corresponding institute.The research focus of this professorship is in the area of fundamental processes of cell biology and multicellular mammalian systems. Furthermore, relevant biomedical aspects such as the identification of pathomechanisms...
University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, 24 July 2014
The candidate should be qualified to broadly cover sociology for undergraduate and graduate students in teaching and should have special research and teaching competence in risk research and technology assessment. In accordance with the research profile of the social science institute, the candidate...
University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, 24 July 2014
as soon as possible. The new professor is expected to have excellent scientific skills in the field of power plant and power system dynamics holding a successful career in at least one of the following areas: Control and automation technology for power plants Simulation of the dynamic grid...
University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, 24 July 2014
starting in fall 2015. Candidates should have an excellent research record in Marketing and strong teaching skills both at the undergraduate and the graduate levels.   The University of Zurich wants to strengthen the research and teaching activities in Marketing. Our faculty puts a strong emphasis...
University of Zurich, Switzerland, Zurich, 24 July 2014
Applicants should have an economic or engineering academic education and good knowledge in the field of energy industry. Many years of practice experience, cooperation in research projects and an established expert network are further requirements. High-quality and current publications underline...
Pforzheim University, Pforzheim, 24 July 2014
Requirements for this position are a PhD in Art History and a post-doctoral degree (Habilitation) or equivalent qualifications, preferably with a focus in French art.The designated salary for the position is based on “W3” of the German university scale or equivalent. The Goethe...
Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, Frankfurt am Main, 22 July 2014
at the Urban Design Institute from the winter semester 2015/16 (starting date October 2014). The Faculty is looking for an individual who has worked at an advanced professional level in research, teaching and practice and demonstrates outstanding achievements in landscape architecture. We attach...
University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, 18 July 2014
The successful candidate is expected to cover the field of Church History in its full range in research and teaching. He/She contributes to the faculty's research project "Theologie Interkulturell". He/She participates in the university's integrated research projects related to religion. Since...
Goethe University, Frankfurt on the Main, 17 July 2014
Job-ID: 2213 Region: Doha, Katar The Emirate of Qatar is investing in a powerful new railway infrastructure under the Qatar Rail Development Program. This includes the Metro in the capital of Doha and a long-distance network for passenger and freight transport. To complete the holistic approach of...
DB International GmbH, Doha (Katar), 16 July 2014
Applicants need to have an excellent research record in management, preferably in the area of Public Mana­gement. For an initial discussion and information about the post, please contact Professor Dr. Oswin Maurer, e-mail: oswin.maurer@unibz.it. Requirements According to Italian legislation, only...
Freie Universität Bozen - Free University of Bolzano/Bozen, Bolzano (Italy), 14 July 2014
The Media Technology Laboratory is an increasingly important arena for research and education in technology, production, design and management related to digital and analogue media. The Lab participates in several large research projects and offers its members academic relations, networks, and a...
Gjųvik University College, Gjųvik (Norway), 10 July 2014
to be filled on April 1st, 2015. A W2-Professorship is comparable to an Associate Professorship. We are looking for an internationally renowned scientist in the fi eld of Probability Theory. Connections to the research interests of the Institute of Mathematical Stochastics and the Faculty of...
Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg, Magdeburg, 7 July 2014
starting on 01.04.2015. The professorship represents research and teaching in the field of fundamental research as well as mathematically based methods for safety theory and quantitative risk assessment with a clear relation to applications in civil and environmental engineering problems. The...
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover, Hannover, 3 July 2014
Initially pay-scale grade W2, to be appointed as soon as possible.   We are looking for an excellent junior scientist with a high potential for developing an internationally recognized research agenda in the field of Economics of Energy Markets. The successful candidate pursues research projects...
Technische Universität München, München, 1 July 2014