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Qualifications and expericience The successful candidate is expected to conduct an ambitious research program in materials/condensed matter physics, making use of the experimental opportunities given by ASTRID2, as well as to contribute to the further development and the expansion of the...
Aarhus University, Aarhus (Denmark), 12 January 2015
(pay group: W2 BBesO)
of Commercial Civil Law and Industrial Property Rights
(reference number: 142)
The successful candidate will be required to carry out teaching and research primarily in the areas of Civil Law and Legal Methods as well as Industrial Property Rights. He/She will also be expected...
Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau (TUAS), Wildau, 30 January 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
commencing as soon as possible. The incumbent represents the discipline both in research and teaching.
The Professorship will focus on the research of complex genetic diseases and especially strengthen research in the field of kidney diseases as well as in the conception, design and conduct of...
Professors, associate professors, assistant professors and lecturers
38.0 hours per week
EUR 3324 - EUR 5171
Within the UT Research Institutes the...
University of Twente, Enschede (Netherlands), 28 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...
Fields of teaching and research:
Strategic IT Management
Complexity Management in Business Organizations
The appointed professor will be responsible for teaching in these fields in English speaking undergraduate and graduate programs.
Reutlingen University, Reutlingen, 22 January 2015
The position is located in the Department of Applied Mechanics, see www.appmech.aalto.fi/en/. The three research focus areas of the department are (i) advanced structures, (ii) flow modeling, and (iii) Arctic marine and ice technology. The department is offering courses in solid...
Aalto University, Otaniemi (Finland), 21 January 2015
The University of Agder invites applications for a permanent position as Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in ICT and eHealth at the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Information and Communication Technology. The position is currently located at Campus Grimstad. The starting...
University of Agder, Grimstad (Norway), 20 January 2015
Initially pay-scale grade W2, to be appointed as soon as possible.
The professor will be part of the UNIKA-T (Research center for public health at the Klinikum Augsburg). UNIKA-T is a joint research initiative of Augsburg Medical Center, the Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich (LMU Munich), the...
UNIKA-T (Research center for public health at the Klinikum Augsburg), Augsburg, 19 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
Mit der Position ist die Leitung des Instituts für Geschichte, Theorie und Ethik der Medizin verbunden.
Eine wichtige Aufgabenstellung in der Forschung ist neben eigenen exzellenten medizinhistorischen und ethischen Forschungsprojekten insbesondere die Gestaltung...
to be appointed as soon as possible. The salary will consist of a base salary according to the 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...
Technische Universität München (TUM), Garching, 15 January 2015
to be appointed as soon as possible.
The position holder should be a scholar of distinction with excellent publications in the field of political science as well as a special focus in her/his research and teaching on sustainable development within different policy fields. Expertise in national and...
Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Magdeburg, 15 January 2015
The successful candidate will be in charge of our BA program in International Management. This includes not only teaching obligations in English as well as German language. It also includes to administer and to coordinate our student exchange and guest lecturer programs.
We seek a researcher whose...
Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg, Magdeburg, 15 January 2015
Erwartet werden grundlagentheoretische Forschungen zu Lern- und Bildungsprozessen in modernen Gesellschaften mit besonderer Berücksichtigung der pädagogischen und bildungstheoretischen Implikationen des technisch-medialen Wandels. Zu den Arbeitsschwerpunkten gehören die...
Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg, Magdeburg, 15 January 2015
The rank of this position will depend on qualifications.
1.Requirements and Competencies
Candidates for this position should hold a PhD degree or equivalent with a specialization in logistics management, supply chain management, transportation, or a related area. They should have strong research...
German University of Technology in Oman (GUtech), Muscat (Oman), 9 January 2015
Starting 1 August 2015
Professorship in Cell and Molecular Pathology is a joint professorship of the University of Jyväskylä and the Central Finland Hospital District (Keski-Suomen sairaanhoitopiiri, K-SSHP). It is located in the Department of Biological and Environmental Science in the Faculty...
University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä (Finland), 9 January 2015
The teaching responsibilities cover courses in the Bachelor, Master, or doctoral programs.
A research focus in European and Multi-level Politics is expected. Candidates should have an excellent international research record, including international visible publications, successful initiatives for...
The Faculty of Computer Science at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (Italy), invites applications for a tenured full or associate professor postion, preferably in the competence areas of the faculty or human centred computing, image processing and computer graphics, information systems, security...
Free University of Bolzano, Bolzano, 4 January 2015
with options for appointment (as soon as possible) in the following field orientations:
Political theory and innovation research
Comparative studies in policy analysis with emphasis on technology, energy, and environmental policy
Empirical methodology and big data analysis
Research on political...
Technische Universität München (TUM), München, 1 January 2015
The Ruhr-Universität Bochum - Faculty of Protestant Theology invites applications for the position of a W3-Professor of Systematic Theology / Ecumenics and Dogmatics to start on 01.04.2016. The future holder of the post will represent the subject in research and teaching. This professorship includes...
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
The Faculty of Management, Economics, and Social Sciences at the University of Cologne, Germany, invites applications for a faculty position at the Assistant Professor level (Assistant Professor of Corporate Development and Compliance Management, W1, non-tenure track, supported by the Dr. Jürgen...
Mit diesem breit ausgerichteten Ordinariat im Privat- und Wirtschaftsrecht soll insbesondere die Lehre und Forschung im Bereich des Arbeitsrechts auf hohem Qualitätsniveau langfristig sichergestellt werden.
Nachzuweisen sind Lehrerfahrung und lehrfähige...
Universität St. Gallen, St. Gallen (Schweiz), 17 December 2014
The University of St. Gallen and its newly founded Global Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation are seeking candidates for a chaired professorship in the fields of Entrepreneurship or Innovation. We are looking for an individual with an outstanding international research profile and who is able...
Universität St. Gallen, St. Gallen, 8 December 2014
Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
We are seeking qualified applicants for teaching and research in the area of integrated digital systems and circuit design. The starting date is October 1, 2016. Internationally recognized expertise in one or several of the following...
The Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering (www.mavt.ethz.ch) at ETH Zurich invites applications for a full or an assistant professorship (tenure track) in Geoenergy Process Technologies.
arrowApplicants should demonstrate a strong background in engineering and natural sciences. In...
arrow The Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering (www.baug.ethz.ch) at ETH Zurich invites applications for a Professor of Geotechnical Engineering.
arrow Candidates should hold a PhD degree in civil and/or geotechnical engineering and have a strong background in mechanics of...
ETH Zurich, Zurich (Switzerland), 20 November 2014