Open Topic Full Professorship (W3) for Medical Robotics

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU)
Nuremburg, Bayern
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The Faculty of Engineering at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) invites applications for an

Open Topic Full Professorship (W3) for Medical Robotics

at the Department of Artificial Intelligence in Biomedical Engineering, within the context of the High Tech Agenda Bavaria. The professorship is a full-time and permanent position to be filled by the earliest possible starting date.

We seek to appoint a leading expert with an internationally visible research and teaching profile, especially in the areas of: 

  • medical robotics (e.g. care robots, surgical robots),
  • intelligent prosthetics (e.g. smart prostheses, wearable robotics: exoskeletons and orthoses, intelligent implants).

The new professor will be expected to help design courses in medical robotics and to become actively involved in existing degree programmes, such as medical engineering, medical process management, and data science. The professor will be a member of both the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Engineering.

Successful candidates show an excellent academic track record in research and teaching at the highest international standards. You have substantial research experience abroad and/or international cooperations as well as experience in managing research projects and in raising third-party funding. A university degree and an outstanding doctoral degree as well as a passion for education and pertinent teaching experience are prerequisites. Candidates who are able and willing to teach in both English and German are desired. The position also requires additional postdoctoral qualifications. These should be in the form of a habilitation (postdoctoral thesis) or equivalent academic qualifications. You may also have acquired these necessary qualifications in a non-university context or through a junior faculty position (for example as W1 Professor or Assistant Professor).

FAU expects applicants to become actively involved in administering academic affairs and in developing strategic initiatives. FAU pursues a policy of intense student mentoring and therefore expects its teaching staff to be present during lecture periods.

FAU offers an outstandingly productive research environment as well as a passionate and multi-disciplinary scholarly community within a vibrant institutional network.

In its pursuit of academic excellence, FAU is committed to equality of opportunity and to a proactive and inclusive approach, which supports and encourages all under-represented groups, promotes an inclusive culture, and values diversity. FAU is a family-friendly employer and is also responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Please submit your complete application documents (CV, list of publications, list of lectures and courses taught, copies of certificates and degrees, list of third-party funding) online at by August 31, 2021, addressed to the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering. Please contact with any questions.

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Open Topic Full Professorship (W3) for Medical Robotics

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Nuremburg, Bayern

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