Postdoctoral Position in Dynamics, Geometry and Structure

University of Munster

Mathematics Münster at the University of Münster, Germany, is offering up to 12

Postdoctoral Positions

Wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in
(salary level E13 TV-L, 100%)

in all fields of mathematics related to the Cluster of Excellence Mathematics Münster: “Dynamics – Geometry – Structure”.

The postdoctoral positions are fixed-term for a period of three years. Successful candidates will be expected to start by October 2021. Currently, the regular working time for full (100%) employment is 39 hours and 50 minutes per week.
Teaching loads are no more than four hours per week and may vary depending on the source of funding.

Some of the positions are funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), for example through the Cluster of Excellence Mathematics Münster or the Collaborative Research Centre “Geometry: Deformations and Rigidity”, some by the European Research Council grant “Amenability, Approximation and Reconstruction”, and some by the mathematical institutes of the University of Münster. The financial terms of the positions remain consistent regardless of the funding source. The main selection criterion is scientific excellence.

Applications should contain a cover letter, CV, copies of degree certificates, a publication list and a research plan associated with one or two of the Cluster’s research areas. Applicants who have not yet completed their PhD are required to include a two-page outline of their dissertation project including their results up to now. Applicants should also nominate at least one potential postdoctoral mentor listed as an investigator for an appropriate research area at Mathematics Münster.

Please arrange for at least two letters of recommendation to be sent directly to before 1 November 2020.

Postdoctoral applicants are invited to apply as a Young Research Group of two or three members collaborating on a joint research project relevant to the areas of interest at Mathematics Münster. The duration of these positions is four years. Group members must apply individually for the postdoc positions and send a joint letter of motivation (including the names of group members and nominating a group representative).

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The evaluations for this application round will start on 1 November 2020.

The University of Münster is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the proportion of women academics. Consequently, we actively encourage applications by women. Female candidates with equivalent qualifications and academic achievements will be preferentially considered within the framework of the legal possibilities. The University of Münster is committed to employing more staff with disabilities. Candidates with recognised severe disabilities who have equivalent qualifications are given preference in hiring decisions.