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 your 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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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
The School of Engineering invites applications for visiting professors of various ranks for the departments of Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical & Electronic Engineering and Chemical Engineering.  We are looking for a dynamic and motivated academics, able to develop...
Nazarbayev University, Astana, 4 September 2014
(succeeds Professor Dr. M. Schrader) The professor also holds the position of Medical Director of the Department of Urology at the University Hospital Ulm. He represents the field of urology in research, teaching and patient care. Application requirements include outstanding knowledge and...
Ulm University, Ulm, 29 September 2014
The Ruhr-Universität Bochum - faculty of Social Sciences invites applications for the position of a Professor (W2) of Sociology / Urban and Regional Studies (successor Prof. Strohmeier) starting the earliest possible date. The Chair represents urban and regional studies from a broad spectrum....
Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB), Bochum, 29 September 2014
(Code. No. 354) beginning summer term 2015. The Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Technische Uni­ver­si­tät Darmstadt is looking for a nationally and internationally renowned professor with a strong scientific background for lecturing and research for the Professorship in Waste...
Technische Universität Darmstadt, Darmstadt, 25 September 2014
The Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften e.V. (MPG) is an independent, non-profit research organisation, whose goal is to promote top quality research at its institutes. The over 80 research institutes of the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft conduct basic research in Biology and Medicine;...
Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften e.V. (MPG) / Technische Universität München (TUM), various locations, 25 September 2014
commencing on October 1st, 2015. We are looking for an internationally recognized scientist in the field of Probability Theory and Statistics with a strong interest in interdisciplinary research at the interface of Applied Stochastics and Computer Science, Engineering as well as Natural or Economic...
Brandenburg University of Technology (BTU) Cottbus-Senftenberg, Cottbus-Senftenberg, 25 September 2014
Reference No. 4/96 // W2 Salary Applicants should demonstrate expertise in the practice and theory of international business and international manage­ment. Absolute preference is being given to applicants with an excellent conduct of English in addition with a solid know­ledge of German language and...
Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University, Villingen-Schwenningen, 23 September 2014
The advertised professorship (initially limited until 31.12.2018, in the case of positive evaluation and continuation of funding the position could be converted to a permanent professorship) is combined with the function of head of the research area "Boundary-Layer Meteorology" at the...
Hans-Ertel-Centre for Weather Research at the German Weather Service (Deutscher Wetterdienst), Frankfurt on the main, 19 September 2014
The Faculty of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the Ruhr- Universität Bochum, Germany, invites applications for a Profes­sorship (W3) in Organic Chemistry to be the initial holder of the EVONIK endowed Chair in Organic Chemistry. The position is to be filled by April 1st, 2016. We are seeking an...
Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Bochum, 18 September 2014
More detailed information about vacant positions can be found on the website of Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences:
Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences, Magdeburg, 18 September 2014
Salary group W 3 - tenured Civil Servant in the field of Automation Technology Advertisement No. P 237/14 Candidates having outstanding scientific qualifications in research fields addressing electrical energy grids, in particular of relevance to the "German Energy Revolution", are invited to apply....
Universität Bremen, Bremen, 18 September 2014
1. Requirements and Competencies Applicants for the associate professorship should hold a PhD degree and Habilitation or equivalent. The potential candidates are expected to have a strong background in academic research and teaching. Candidates should have at least three years of experience with...
German University of Technology in Oman (GUtech), Muscat (Oman), 18 September 2014
The Industrial Engineering Department within the Faculty of Management and Business Sciences invite applications for the position of a Professor (salary grade W3) for the area: Process Management commencing at the earliest opportunity. As part of the expansion plan, we are looking for an...
Aalen University of Applied Sci­ences, Aalen, 18 September 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). We are looking for an excellent candidate with high potential who should have established an interna­tional recognized...
Technische Universität München (TUM), Munich, 17 September 2014
(salary grade W 2; 5 years) The successful applicant will be required to cover the area named above in research and teaching as well as to provide further training. Appointment requirements are governed by Article 100 of the Berlin Higher Education Act (Berliner Hochschulgesetz). A license to...
Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, 11 September 2014
More detailed information about vacant positions can be found on the website of Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences:
Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences, Magdeburg, 11 September 2014
Topic of this professorship is electrical measurement. Experience in photonics such as optical measurement incl. sensing, laser measurements and optical communication is appreciated. The position is within the »Information Technology« department which provides the Bachelor programs »Electrical...
Pforzheim University, Pforzheim, 11 September 2014
You combine profound knowledge in the areas of finance and accounting with a demonstrated focus on business ethics and/or sustainability. Your research deals critically with prevailing corporate finance and managerial accounting practices. Ideally, your interpretative and qualitative approach is...
Karlshochschule International University, Karlsruhe, 6 September 2014
to be appointed as soon as possible. We are looking for an architect with outstanding performance in architectural design. Generally, applications from high-potential early-career scientists (as Tenure Track Assistant Professors, pay scale grade W2) are just as welcome as applications from scholars...
Technische Universität München (TUM), Munich, 4 September 2014
The successful candidates have to represent the subject in research and teaching. It is expected that he/she is willing to establish scientific networks within the university and with related external research institutions. The designated salary for the position is based on "W3" on the German...
Goethe University Frankfurt, Frankfurt, 4 September 2014
We are seeking qualified applicants for teaching and research in the area of rail vehicle and transport systems. The starting date is July 1st, 2016. Recognized expertise in the following areas is particularly welcome: The main research areas adress various challenges in rail vehicle technology....
RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, 4 September 2014
The Department of Mechanical Engineering invites applications for a full-time Assistant/Associate Professor position in the domain of machine design.  We are looking for a dynamic and motivated person with an excellent research potential, who is able to teach courses related machine design, machine...
Nazarbayev University, Astana, 4 September 2014
The Department of Mechanical  Engineering invites applications for a full-time Full Professor position in the area of Mechatronics.  We are looking for a dynamic and motivated person with an excellent research record, who is able to develop curriculum and deliver courses in mechatronics and...
Nazarbayev University, Astana, 4 September 2014
The Department of Chemical Engineering invites applications for a full-time Assistant/Associate Professor position in the area of chemical reaction engineering, including the area of process integration.  We are looking for a dynamic and motivated person with an excellent background in teaching and...
Nazarbayev University, Astana, 4 September 2014
The Department of Chemical Engineering invites applications for a full-time full Professor position in the area of Petroleum Engineering. The emphasis in the present position lies in novel exploration and production technologies, well engineering and management, and 3-D reservoir modelling. In...
Nazarbayev University, Astana, 4 September 2014
The Department of Electrical Engineering invites applicants for a Full Professor position in biomedical devices, for instance in medical diagnostics.   Candidates must have a PhD from a reputed university, in the field of biomedical engineering, or a closely related field. The successful candidate...
Nazarbayev University, Astana, 4 September 2014
The department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering invites applicants for an associate professor position in the field of Power Systems, with expertise in the area of smart grids, power distribution, sustainable power generation and power electronics.    Required Qualifications:  a Ph.D. degree...
Nazarbayev University, Astana, 4 September 2014
The department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering invites candidates for the position of assistant/associate professor in biomedical instrumentation., biomedical sensors, and (sensory) signal processing.   Required Qualifications:  a Ph.D. degree from a reputed university in electrical...
Nazarbayev University, Astana, 4 September 2014
The Department of Civil Engineering invites applications for a full-time Assistant/Associate Professor position in Industrial Engineering, with a focus on project management, operations management and/or technology management.  We are looking for a dynamic and motivated person with an excellent...
Nazarbayev University, Astana, 4 September 2014
The Department of Civil Engineering invites applications for a full-time Full Professor position in the area of Engineering Geology, with research focus in problems in mining and oil-gas industries.  We are looking for a dynamic and motivated person with an excellent research record, who is able to...
Nazarbayev University, Astana, 4 September 2014
The Department of Electrical Engineering invites applications for a full-time Full Professor position in the area of Biomedical Imaging.  We are looking for a dynamic and motivated person with an excellent research record, who is able to develop curriculum and deliver high quality courses related to...
Nazarbayev University, Astana, 4 September 2014
The Department of Chemical Engineering invites applications for a full-time Full Professor position in the Environmental Engineering, and specializing in air pollution monitoring and control. We are looking for a dynamic and motivated person with an excellent research record, who is able to develop...
Nazarbayev University, Astana, 4 September 2014
The Department of Civil Engineering invites applications for a full-time Full Professor position in the area of Urban Development.  We are looking for a dynamic and motivated person with an excellent research record, who is able to develop a strong curriculum and deliver high quality courses related...
Nazarbayev University, Astana, 4 September 2014
The Department of Mechanical Engineering invites applications for a full-time Full Professor position in the area of CAD/CAM.  We are looking for a dynamic and motivated person with an excellent research record, who is able to develop curriculum and deliver high quality courses related in...
Nazarbayev University, Astana, 4 September 2014
The Department of Chemical Engineering invites applications for a full-time Full Professor position in the area of Nano materials science, with a strong background in materials synthesis and analytical techniques.  We are looking for a dynamic and motivated person with an excellent research record,...
Nazarbayev University, Astana, 4 September 2014
The Department of Civil Engineering invites applications for a full-time associate Professor position in the area of Earth Monitoring.  We are looking for a dynamic and motivated person with an excellent research record, who is able to develop curriculum and deliver high quality courses related to...
Nazarbayev University, Astana, 4 September 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
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
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