Mathematics, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Position ID: 1764-PROF1 [#11553]
Position Title: Tenure-track professorship for analysis of partial differential equations
Position Location: Karlsruhe, Baden-Wurttemberg 76131, Germany [map]
Subject Area: Junior professorship for analysis (W1)
Application Deadline: 2018/01/28 finished (posted 2017/12/21, finished 2018/05/29, listed until 2018/01/28)
Position Description:    

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Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) – The Research University in the Helmholtz Association creates and imparts knowledge for the society and the environment. It is our goal to make significant contributions to mastering the global challenges of mankind in the fields of energy, mobility, and information. For this, about 9,300 employees of KIT cooperate in a broad range of disciplines in research, academic education, and innovation. In Division V – Physics and Mathematics – the KIT Department of Mathematics, Institute of Analysis at KIT invites applications for the position of a

Tenure-track professorship for analysis of partial differential equations

starting as soon as possible. This Junior Professorship (W1) with Tenure Track is funded by the "Bund-Länder-Program for the Promotion of Young Scientists".

We are looking for an outstanding scientist in the area of analysis of partial differential equations relating to applications in physics or other natural sciences. Within the W1-professorship we expect you to participate in the research focus "Partial Differential Equations" and the Collaborative Research Center 1173 "Wave Phenomena" at the KIT Department of Mathematics. Furthermore, we await your willingness for interdisciplinary cooperation.

You will take part in lecturing courses in analysis. In case of a positive tenure evaluation, you will be responsible for the cycle of "Advanced Mathematics" courses for students of electrical engineering and information technology. In addition, we welcome support of the regular teaching obligations at the Institute of Analysis. You are expected to teach in German after a reasonable amount of time.

According to § 51 of the Universities Act (Landeshochschulgesetz) of the state of Baden-Württemberg hiring requirements include a university degree, teaching competence, and outstanding scientific competence. Employment will initially be for a period of four years and will be extended to a total of six years subject to a positive midterm evaluation. In case of a positive tenure evaluation, you will be appointed to a permanent full professorship (W3). The evaluation criteria are according to the "Qualitätssicherungskonzept für Juniorprofessuren mit Tenure-Track am Karlsruher Institut für Technologie". KIT offers career development procedures and mentoring.

Starting with your appointment you will lead your own research group. After positive tenure evaluation, you will take part in the collegial governance of the Institute of Analysis and the academic self-governance of the Department of Mathematics.

KIT is an equal opportunity employer. Women are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants with disabilities will be preferentially considered if equally qualified. KIT is a certified family-friendly university and offers part-time employment, leave of absence due to family reasons, dual-career service and coaching to support balance between family and career.

Applications with the usual resume (including a research plan, a summary of the teaching experience, a curriculum vitae, and a list of publications together with a list of the five most important publications) should be sent by January 28, 2018 to Dekan der KITFakultät für Mathematik, Karlsruher Institute für Technologie (KIT), Kaiserstraße 12, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany, preferably in electronic form to For questions concerning the position Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Reichel can be contacted, phone: +49 721/608-43037, email:

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