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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.

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Institute of Estuarine & Coastal Studies (IECS), School of Biological Biomedical & Environmental Sciences The University wishes to appoint a Reader in Applied Estuarine and Marine Sciences to work in the Institute of Estuarine & Coastal Studies (IECS, see http://www.hull.ac.uk/iecs). The...
Hull University, Hull, 16 April 2014
Luleå University of Technology is in an expansionary phase and is strengthening research and education within atmospheric science. One part of the effort is the recruitment of a chaired professor with the tasks to lead the topic and building a strong team.               The focus of the research...
Luleå University of Technology, Luleå, 6 March 2014
The successful candidate will have experience in teaching biology, especially in the field of epigenetics of plants and epigenetic adaptations of plants caused by changing environmental conditions and stress. Her or his research profile should include international high level publications in the...
Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, 10 April 2014
The appointee will have an outstanding, international track record of university teaching and research in Latin American history and global history with a research focus on the history of migration. The successful candidate will have experience with acquiring funding for, and carrying out, sponsored...
Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, 10 April 2014
The appointee will have a specialization in teaching and research in the field of the pre-modern Chinese history (Song to Qing Dynasties) with a focus on the history of ideas or cultural history. International teaching experience and excellent research results are required as well as experience with...
Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, 10 April 2014
The appointee will have a PhD in the field of social sciences (preferably in social and cultural anthropology, but also political science or sociology) or in the field of area studies with a proven focus on social sciences. She or he will have excellent knowledge of qualitative research methods,...
Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, 10 April 2014
in einem auf zunächst fünf Jahre befristeten Arbeitsverhältnis zu besetzen. Die Berufung erfolgt im befristeten Arbeitnehmerverhältnis gemäß § 69 Absatz 1 SächsHSFG, das zeitgleich mit dem Anstellungsvertrag im IÖR endet. Nach Ablauf der Befristung ist eine Berufung auf dieselbe Professur im...
Technische Universität Dresden | Leibniz-Institut für ökologische Raumentwicklung, Zittau, 10 April 2014
We are seeking qualified applicants for teaching and research in the area of metal chemistry in biomolecular systems. The starting date is as soon as possible. Recognized expertise in the following areas is particularly welcome: Synthesis and characterization of metalloenzyme models, biohybrid...
Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen (RWTH), Aachen, 10 April 2014
The holder of the position represents the area of Systemic Family Therapy in Research and Teaching. With the professorship, focus on family therapy should be developed. Extensive experience in Systemic Therapy, Education and Training, and in Research is required for the position. We are looking for...
Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Freiburg, 10 April 2014
The professorship is associated with the position of Head of the Section of Experimental Radiology within the Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology.Applicants are expected to have a high international reputation in the field of imaging technologies, with a focus on functional and...
Universität Ulm, Ulm, 10 April 2014
Description: The German University in Cairo is looking for highly capable and motivated applicants wishing to join the Architecture and Urban Design Program. Successful candidates will be expected to contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching. Candidates are expected to be strongly committed...
The German University in Cairo (GUC), Cairo, 8 April 2014
Description: The German University in Cairo is looking for highly capable and motivated applicants wishing to join the Architecture and Urban Design Program. Successful candidates will be expected to contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching. Candidates are expected to be strongly committed...
The German University in Cairo (GUC), Cairo, 8 April 2014
Description: The German University in Cairo is looking for highly capable and motivated applicants wishing to join the Architecture and Urban Design Program. Successful candidates will be expected to contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching. Candidates are expected to be strongly committed...
The German University in Cairo (GUC), Cairo, 8 April 2014
Description: The German University in Cairo is looking for highly capable and motivated applicants wishing to join the Architecture and Urban Design Program. Successful candidates will be expected to contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching. Candidates are expected to be strongly committed...
The German University in Cairo (GUC), Cairo, 8 April 2014
The Department of Applied Environmental Science (ITM) at Stockholm University is primarily a research organization, with ~160 employees working in environmental chemistry, ecotoxicology, atmospheric science and biogeochemistry. A major research focus of the biogeochemistry unit lies in...
Stockholm University, Stockholm, 7 April 2014
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 Scientific Computing with a strong emphasis on Computational Sciences and Engineering. The successful candidate will...
Technische Universität München, Garching bei München, 7 April 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 Discrete Mathematics. The successful candidate is expected to conduct research and...
Technische Universität München, Garching bei München, 7 April 2014
to be appointed as soon as possible, initially pay scale grad W2. The professorship is expected to strengthen the research program of the TUM Faculty of Medicine and the German Center for Infection Research (DZIF; http://www.dzif.de/en/about_us/ partner_sites/muenchen/) in Munich. We are looking for...
Technische Universität München, München, 7 April 2014
to be appointed as soon as possible, initially pay scale grad W2. The professorship is expected to strengthen the research program of the TUM Faculty of Medicine and the German Center for Infection Research (DZIF; http://www.dzif.de/en/about_us/ partner_sites/muenchen/) in Munich. We are looking for...
Technische Universität München, München, 7 April 2014
The Physics Department at the Faculty of Natural Sciences of Ulm University invites applications for a W1-Junior Professorship (commensurate with an “Assistant Professor”). This position is part of a special program to promote women in science funded by the German Science Foundation...
University of Ulm, Ulm, 4 April 2014
Research and Academic Programs at WHU WHU is committed to excellence in management education concerning both learning and knowledge creation. Our commitment to excellence in research is based on three principles: quality, international orientation and relevance for research and business practice. In...
WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management, Vallendar, 4 April 2014
Pay-scale grade W3, commencing in April 2015. We are looking for a scholar of distinction with a high international reputation in soil mechanics and foundation engineering, rock mechanics and tunneling. The successful candidate will have demon-strated an internationally recognized research program...
Technische Universität München, München, 4 April 2014
commencing at the earliest opportunity The Endowed Professorship is part of the Institute of Power Engineering. It is assumed that the applicant has an engineering education, was employed in the industry for several years and can prove managerial experiences and outstanding scientific research...
Brandenburgische Technische Universität (BTU) Cottbus - Senftenberg, Cottbus, 3 April 2014
The candidates are expected to have a proven track record in teaching and research in the field of social and cultural anthropology and to demonstrate a regional focus grounded in extensive fieldwork experience. In case of his/her election by the Executive Board of the “Frobenius-Institute...
Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main, 3 April 2014
The Kühne Logistics University (KLU), named after its founder and donor, Klaus-­?Michael Kühne, is a private, independent, international and state-­?recognized business school. With a strong emphasis on logistics and supply chain management research and education, KLU has a very young faculty which...
Kühne Logistics University, Hamburg, 2 April 2014
The applicant should demonstrate:• Ability to undertake high-quality research as evidenced by an excellent record of publications in international top journals,• Research activities covering relevant areas of economics,• Excellence in teaching at all levels, i.e., Bachelor, Master,...
EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht, Oestrich-Winkel, 31 March 2014
Faculty/department Architecture & the Built Environment Level PhD Maximum employment Maximum of 38 hours per week (1 FTE) Duration of contract 5 years initially with prospect of tenure Salary scale €5003 to €7285 per month gross   Job description In this exciting position, you will...
Delft University of Technology, Delft, 27 March 2014
Deadline for application: 05. May 2014
Hochschule Coburg, Coburg, 25 March 2014
The position is created as a result of the University's successful application in the excellence initiative of the German government, and will be integrated into the University’s key profile area “Behavioral Economic Engineering and Social Cognition”.In recent years, the University...
University of Cologne, Cologne, 21 March 2014
to be filled until October 1, 2015. The professorship represents the field of Experimental Physics in research and teaching with a focus on Atomic and Molecular Physics. The appointed professor will be expected to bear an appropriate share of the teaching duties of the faculty as well as of the...
Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Freiburg im Breisgau, 17 March 2014
starting as soon as possible. The appointment is for five years (no tenure track).Candidates (m/f) must have a PhD and their qualifications are expected to merit the rank of full professor. Successful candidates (m/f) show a strong record of quantitative and empirical research with publications in...
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover, Hannover, 13 March 2014
For the Department of Chemical Engineering the School seeks to appoint an experienced head of department.  The head of department supervises the teaching and research activities of the academic staff and the teaching assistants, he assigns tasks and is responsible for appraisal, promotion and...
Nazarbayev University, Astana, 12 March 2014
The School is seeking to appoint Vice Dean (Teaching and Learning) - an experienced and enthusiastic individual able to lead the School to its continuous growth and fulfill the aspiration to become the leading School of Engineering within the Central Asian region and beyond. The Vice-Dean (Teaching...
Nazarbayev University, Astana, 12 March 2014
to be filled as soon as possible.   We are looking for outstanding candidates whose research has a focus on a current field in the theory and numerics of partial differential equations which complements the department's research profile. Particular attention is paid to the candidate's willingness to...
Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg i. Br., Freiburg im Breisgau, 6 March 2014
Pay-scale grade W3, to be appointed as soon as possible.   We are looking for an excellent candidate with high potential who should have established an international recognized research agenda in the field of Land Management. The successful applicant is expected to perform cutting-edge research and...
Technische Universität München, Munich, 28 February 2014
located at the WHU Campus Vallendar or Düsseldorf, with a start date of September 2014 or later.   Research and Academic Programs at WHU WHU is committed to excellence in management education concerning both learning and knowledge creation. Our commitment to excellence in research is based on three...
WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management, Vallendar, Germany, 20 February 2014
PICB cordially invites domestic and oversea scientists in the following research areas to join us: *Genomics; *Epigenomics; *Functional genomics; *Computational biology; *Biostatistics; *Biomathematics. PICB will offer a competitive salary package to...
CAS-MPG Partner Institute for Computational Biology, Shanghai, 26 November 2013