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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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Aarhus University offers an inspiring education and research environment for 44,500 students and 11,500 members of staff, ensuring results of a high international standard. The budgeted turnover for 2014 amounts to DKK 6.2 billion. The university's strategy and development contract are available at...
Aarhus University, Aarhus (Denmark), 3 February 2015
Ref 6/15 The University of Agder invites applications for full-time 1-2 permanent positions as Professor/Associate Professor in Industrial Robotics at the Faculty of Engineering and Science. The positions are currently located in Grimstad, Norway. The starting date is negotiable. The University of...
University of Agder, Grimstad (Norway), 18 February 2015
Full-time positions in Applied Mathematics and Statistics Nazarbayev University is seeking highly-qualified faculty at Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor rank to join its rapidly growing Applied Mathematics and Statistics track within Mathematics Department in the School of Science and...
Nazarbayev University, Astana (Kazakhstan), 6 March 2015
Nazarbayev University is seeking highly­qualified Physics faculty for the Department of Physics at the School of Science and Technology. Applicants for the positions of Full Professor and Associate Professor in all fields of physics are invited to apply. Experimentalists with strong research...
Nazarbayev University, Astana (Kazakhstan), 6 March 2015
Term: Full time, three years renewable Position Summary: The Department of Biology at Nazarbayev University School of Science and Technology seeks candidates for the positions of Assistant, Associate and Full Professor in all areas of biomedical sciences to complement existing research and...
Nazarbayev University, Astana (Kazakhstan), 6 March 2015
Announcing Multiple Faculty Positions at the levels of Instructor, Assistant Professor, and Associate Professor in the Communication Program in the School of Science and Technology (SST) at Nazarbayev University (Astana, Kazakhstan). Join NU's accomplished international faculty, a cohort of...
Nazarbayev University, Astana (Kazakhstan), 6 March 2015
Nazarbayev University is seeking highly-qualified faculty at Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor rank to join its rapidly growing Pure Mathematics track within Mathematics Department in the School of Science and Technology (SST). Nazarbayev University was launched in 2010 as a premier national...
Nazarbayev University, Astana (Kazakhstan), 6 March 2015
The Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum invites applications for the position of a W3-Professorship for Integrated Systems. The future occupant of the position Integrated Systems is to perform research in this area and shall represent this area...
Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Bochum, 5 March 2015
The professorship includes research and teaching in relevant fields of polymer technology, with particular emphasis on bio-based plastics and their processing methods. The professorship is connected to the management of the Applications Center in Schwarzheide, a working group of the Fraunhofer...
Brandenburg Technical University (BTU) Cottbus-Senftenberg, Senftenberg, 5 March 2015
at the Institute of Microbiology and Hygiene. The position is available immediately and will carry responsibility in both research and teaching. It is the intention of the faculty with this position to strengthen the scientific focus of the institute in the areas of pathogen-host interaction,...
University of Frei­burg, Freiburg, 5 March 2015
More detailed information on the vacancy can be found on the website of Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences on:
Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences, Magdeburg, 5 March 2015
Nazarbayev University is seeking highly qualified full-time faculty members at Assistant, Associate and Full Pro­fes­sor ranks to join its rapidly growing program in Robotics and Mechatronics in the School of Science and Technolo­gy. Successful candidates must have a Ph.D. degree in Electrical,...
Nazarbayev University, Astana (Kazakhstan), 4 March 2015
The Mads Clausen Institute invites applications as Associate professor in Applied Mathematics and Control. The starting date of the position is 1.8.2015 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position will be embedded into a group of people working on applied mathematics and control at the Mads...
University of Southern Denmark, Odense (Denmark), 4 March 2015
(specialisation: Family business, Conflict Management, Public Management or International Management) (13/B2 - SECS-P/08) Bolzano Campus Profile The candidate should have a PhD in Management or equivalent, obtained in Italy or abroad, and an excel­lent record of international scientific...
Free University of Bolzano/Bozen, Bolzano (Italy), 4 March 2015
In order to promote its development, the EM Strasbourg Business School is creating additional positions. In September 2015, 4 lecturer/associate professor positions will be vacant in all fields of Management (Accounting, Control, Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Human Resources, Marketing, Finance). In...
University of Strasbourg - EM Strasbourg Business School, Strasbourg (France), 2 March 2015
Nazarbayev University is seeking highly qualified full-time faculty members at Assistant, Associate and Full Professor ranks to join its rapidly growing programs in Robotics and in Computer Science at the School of Science and Technology. Successful candidates must have an earned Ph.D. degree from a...
Nazarbayev University, Astana (Kazakhstan), 2 March 2015
Your role As the full professor, you will work in the Information Systems (IS) section of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science. Currently there are two expertise areas in the IS section: one focusing on business process management and process mining (chaired by prof. Van der Aalst) and...
Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven (Netherlands), 2 March 2015
Specifications - (explanation) Function types Professors, associate professors, assistant professors and lecturers, Research, Development, Innovation Scientific fields Natural Sciences Hours 38.0 hours per week Education University Graduate Job number 215046 Translations en About employer University...
University of Groningen, Groningen (Netherlands), 2 March 2015
Specifications Location Function types Scientific fields Hours Salary Education Job number Translations About employer Short link Enschede Professors, associate professors, assistant professors and lecturers Engineering, Economics, Behaviour and Society 38.0 hours per week EUR 4607 - EUR...
University of Twente, Enschede (Netherlands), 27 February 2015
our profile demonstrates a good fit with the following characteristics: You combine profound knowledge in the areas of finance, innovation and either organization or "managerial accounting" ideally with a demonstrated focus on civil society. You approach these topics from a critical and...
Karlshochschule International University, Karlsruhe, 27 February 2015
socialisation processes The position is preferably to be filled from April 1st 2016 or otherwise by negotiation. Prospective candidates need to demonstrate experience in theoretical and empirical analysis in the field of Educational Research covering areas of sociocultural change processes...
Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Halle (Saale), 26 February 2015
The position is preferably to be filled from April 1st 2016 or otherwise by negotiation. Post holders need to demonstrate that they are capable to teach and research in areas of Adult Education / Professional Development in both BA and MA Educational Science Programs, including Teaching Preparation...
Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Halle (Saale), 26 February 2015
The applicant should be an internationally recognized expert in developing and implementing numerical methods for differential equations and their applications in engineering, life sciences, or applied sciences. Priority will be given to applicants with a strong background in modern analysis. A...
Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg, Magdeburg, 26 February 2015
as of October 1st, 2016. The holder of the position represents Applied Computer Science in research and lecture and holds an appropriate scientific qualification. Outstanding research achievements and project experience are required. The holder of the position possesses scientific knowledge in one...
Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, Magdeburg, 26 February 2015
as of the earliest possible date for a period of up to six years (3+3 rule) without tenure track. The position is open at the Department of Simulation and Graphics. The holder of the position shall focus on the analysis of Virtual Environments. He/She should be a designated expert in at least one...
Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg, Magdeburg, 26 February 2015
The Ruhr-Universität Bochum - faculty of Physics and Astronomy invites applications for the position of a Professor (W2) in Physics Didactics to start on April 1, 2016. The future holder of the post will represent the subject in research and teaching. The existing "Alfried-Krupp-Schülerlabor" offers...
Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB), Bochum, 24 February 2015
The Ruhr-Universität Bochum - faculty of Physics and Astronomy invites applications for the position of a Professor (W2) in Experimental Physics in the field of hadrons and nuclei to start as soon as possible. The future holder of the post will represent the subject in research and teaching. The...
Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB), Bochum, 24 February 2015
at GESIS in Mannheim is to be filled as soon as possible, initially for a term of four years. The successful candidate will be appointed simultaneously to a professorship of Evidence-Based Survey Methodology (W3) at the School of Social Sciences of the University of Mannheim. The parties will come...
GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences / University of Mannheim, Mannheim, 20 February 2015
The core responsibilities of the professorship are research and teaching in the field of African History while complementing and expanding the existing thematic and regional foci of the Institute of African Studies. The institute - with its interdisciplinary orientation - belongs to the Faculty of...
University of Leipzig, Leipzig, 19 February 2015
initially pay-scale grade W2, to be appointed as soon as possible. The salary will consist of a base salary according to Bayerische Besoldungsgesetz (Bavarian Remuneration Act, initial pay-scale grade W2); candidates might be eligible for additional premiums. We are looking for an excellent junior...
TUM School of Management, München, 19 February 2015
Initially pay-scale grade W2, to be appointed as soon as possible. For each position we are looking for an excellent junior scientist with a high potential for developing an internationally recognized research agenda in the respective field of Economics. The successful candidate is expected to...
TUM School of Management, Munich, 19 February 2015
commencing in April 2016. The salary will consist of a base salary according to Bayerische Besoldungsgesetz (Bavarian Remuneration Act, pay-scale grade W3); candidates might be eligible for additional premiums. We are looking for a scholar of distinction with a high international reputation in...
Technische Universität München (TUM), Garching, 19 February 2015
The junior professorship is appointed by the interdisciplinary Research Center for Individual Development and Adaptive Education of children at Risk (IDeA), subject to a close collaboration of DIPF and the Goethe University. Organisationally the professorship will belong to the Depar­tment of...
Goethe University Frankfurt/Main - German Institute for International Educational Research (DIPF), Frankfurt am Main, 19 February 2015
and Head of the Institute of Navigation (at the earliest possible date). Successful applicants represent the following areas in teaching and research: navigation, positioning, parameter estimation and signal processing. Their research portfolio covers satellite-based navigation and positioning...
University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, 19 February 2015
Duties include the adequate representation of the discipline in research as well as academic and continuing education at the university. The successful candidate is expected to further develop the newly established health sciences Bachelor and Master study programmes at disciplinary and...
Brandenburg University of Technology (BTU), Senftenberg, 19 February 2015
Specifications Location Function types Scientific fields Hours Salary Education Job number Enschede Professors, associate professors, assistant professors and lecturers Natural Sciences, Engineering 38.0 hours per week EUR 3324 - EUR 5171 Doctorate 716437 Job description You perform research in the...
University of Twente, Enschede (Netherlands), 17 February 2015
Job description The successful candidate will have an outstanding track record in areas including, but not limited to: Access control, including use of new technologies and improved use of existing technologies Trust models and mechanisms, including, but not limited to trust in hardware and software...
Gjøvik University College, Gjøvik (Norway), 14 February 2015
The successful applicant will be required to cover the area named above in research and teaching. Appointment requirements are governed by Article 100 of the Berlin Higher Edu­cation Act (Berliner Hochschulgesetz). The successful applicant will have a track record of research in Art History and...
Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, 12 February 2015
To the next possible starting date and to strengthen our team in the course of studies "Mechanical Engineering" at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, we are looking for a Professor (salary group W3) for the area: Autonomous Systems/ Measurement Technology It is expected of...
Aalen University, Aalen, 12 February 2015
within the Institute of Mathematics. We are seeking a candidate internatio­nally widely recognized for excellent research in an active field of discrete mathematics, such as coding theory, discrete methods in algebra and geo­me­try, optimization or tropical geo­me­try. The successful applicant is...
Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University Frankfurt, Frankfurt, 12 February 2015
located at the WHU Campus Vallendar, starting in May 2015 or later. The position will remain open until it is filled. 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...
WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management, Vallendar, 10 February 2015
In the field of International Tourism Management/Health Care Management We are looking for an established academic, specialising in applied tourism management with a focus on health care management in research and instruction. The applicant should have a degree in Business and Economics or a medical...
Deggendorf Institute of Technology, Pfarrkirchen, 5 February 2015
In the field of International Tourism Management We are looking for an established academic, specializing in applied international tourism management in research and instruction. The applicant should have a degree in Business & Economics with a focus on international tourism management. The...
Deggendorf Institute of Technology, Deggendorf/Metten, Pfarrkirchen, 5 February 2015
In the field of Health Industry Information Science We are looking for an established academic, specializing in the research and instruction of health industry information science. The applicant should have practical experience and several years of international experience teaching and creating...
Deggendorf Institute of Technology, Pfarrkirchen, 5 February 2015
More detailed information on vacant positions can be found on the website of Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences on:
Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences, Stendal, 5 February 2015
More detailed information on vacant positions can be found on the website of Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences on:
Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences, Stendal, 5 February 2015
commencing at the earliest opportunity. We are looking for a personality that represents the field of power electronics for power systems, drives and electrical machines in the courses Electrical and Power Engineering as well as in other engineering courses. We expect sound scientific experience in...
Brandenburg Uni­versity of Technology (BTU) Cottbus-Senftenberg, Cottbus-Senftenberg, 5 February 2015
commencing at the earliest opportunity. We are looking for a personality that represents the field of decentralized energy systems in the courses of Power Engineering and Electrical Engineering as well as in other engineering courses. We expect sound scientific experiences in some of the following...
Brandenburg Uni­versity of Technology (BTU) Cottbus-Senftenberg, Cottbus-Senftenberg, 5 February 2015
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, supply chain management, and general management in research and education, KLU has a young...
Kühne Logistics University, Hamburg, 3 February 2015
commencing in October 2016. The salary will consist of a base salary according to Bayerische Besoldungsgesetz (Bavarian Remuneration Act, pay-scale grade W3); candidates might be eligible for additional premiums. We are looking for a scholar of distinction with a high international reputation in...
Technische Universität München (TUM), Munich, 29 January 2015
KLU seeks to appoint - starting in September 2015 or later - a new Dean of Research and Professor (successor of Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Sönke Albers). The Dean of Research is responsible for building, shaping and developing the universitys academic profile in close collaboration with the President and...
Kühne Logistics University, Hamburg, 28 January 2015
The Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering (www.mavt.ethz.ch) at ETH Zurich invites applications for a Tenure Track Assistant Professorship of Robotic Systems. The assistant professorship is part of the National Center of Competence in Research (NCCR) Digital Fabrication on innovative...
ETH Zurich, Zurich (Switzerland), 27 January 2015
The Department of Architecture (www.arch.ethz.ch) at ETH Zurich invites applications for the above position. The new position is at the Institute of Technology in Architecture (ITA) and embedded in the National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) «Digital Fabrication - Innovative Building...
Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (ETH), Zurich (Switzerland), 19 January 2015
The Department of Materials (www.mavt.ethz.ch) at ETH Zurich invites applications for a faculty position on all professorial levels in the area of Materials Engineering / Active Materials. Such Active Materials may be engineered by enhancing fundamental materials properties within diverse materials...
ETH Zurich, Zurich (Switzerland), 23 December 2014