Tenure Track Professorship for Intelligent Speech Interfaces (W2 / Associate Professor with Tenure Track to W3 / Full Professor)


Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU)
Faculty of Engineering

The Faculty of Engineering at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) invites applications for a

Tenure Track Professorship for Intelligent Speech Interfaces (W2 / Associate Professor with Tenure Track to W3 / Full Professor)

at the Department of Computer Science. The professorship is to be filled by the earliest possible starting date for an initial period of six years as W2 Associate Professor. FAU offers the long-term perspective of a permanent appointment to a W3 professorship if the requirements of the tenure evaluation are met.

We seek to appoint an expert who will develop an internationally visible research and teaching profile. The aim of the professorship is to set up a chair in computer science as part of a tenure track procedure within the framework of the AI Network Bavaria and the Hightech Agenda Bayern (Bavaria). The professorship should adequately represent the subject in research and teaching. In particular, applicants should have experience in at least one of the areas of automatic speech recognition, dialog systems, speech assistance systems, pathological speech processing, and simulation of speech and language processing in the human brain and must have a strong background in machine learning. Participation in the computer science, artificial intelligence, medical engineering, and data science degree programs is expected.

Successful candidates demonstrate excellent academic achievements 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 the 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 career development and an attractive initial package. Based on international standards and transparent performance agreements, FAU ensures a fair tenure track evaluation process.

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 https://berufungen.fau.de by February 24, 2023, addressed to the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering. Please contact tf-dekan@fau.de with any questions.