Department of Mathematics, University of Duisburg-Essen

Position ID: 1988-W1WISNA [#11682]
Position Title: Junior Professor in "Algebra and Number Theory" (W1 with tenure track as per W2)
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Essen, NRW 45117, Germany
Subject Area: Algebra and Number Theory
Starting Date: 2018/10/01
Application Deadline: 2018/02/19 finished (2018/02/05, finished 2018/05/21, listed until 2018/02/19)
Position Description:    

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We are one of the youngest universities in Germany and think in terms of unlimited possibilities instead of possible limitations. Located in the heart of the Ruhr metropolis, our 11 faculties develop ideas with a future. We are strong on research and teaching, we embrace diversity, promote academic potential, and we fight for genuine educational equality.

The University of Duisburg-Essen is in search of the brightest minds

We seek to attract outstanding early career academics, affording our junior professors the best opportunities for their academic and personal development. We support young academics individually, offering the assistance of the Graduate Center (GC Plus), the Tenure-Track-Programme (TT Plus) and Human Resources Development (PE Plus). Wherever numerous leading minds connect and cooperate, everyone involved will benefit. That is why we coordinate our research and teaching within the Research Area Ruhr; a network interlinking the University of Duisburg-Essen, the Ruhr-University Bochum and the TU Dortmund University.

Within the framework of the “Bund-Länder-Programm zur Förderung des wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchses” -- the federal and state program for the enhancement of junior scholarship and research -- twenty-three tenure-track junior professorships will be advertised. Currently, we are in search of eligible candidates for the following Tenure-Track Junior Professorship at the Faculty of Mathematics:

Junior Professor in "Algebra and Number Theory"

(Salary Class Group W1 LBesO W - with Tenure Track as per W2)

We are looking for applications by outstanding early career mathematicians working in the field of Algebra and Number Theory. The successful candidate is expected to represent the field of Algebra and Number Theory in research and teaching. His / her research will connect and complement the research portfolio of the Essen Seminar for Algebraic Geometry and Arithmetic:

Arithmetic of special values of automorphic L-functions, rational points and cycles on algebraic Varieties, automorphic representations and Shimura varieties, geometric methods in the p-adic Langlands programme. It is expected that the successful candidate is willing to participate in the joint activities of the Essen Seminar for Algebraic Geometry and Number Theory; in particular he/she is expected to contribute to joint applications for third-party funding. Teaching undergraduate courses, in particular in Algebra, and graduate courses, in particular in ALGANT Master program, at the Faculty of Mathematics is part of the duties of the Professorship.

What We Expect:
Publications in the field of expertise in peer-reviewed journals are expected, especially in leading international journals.

Experience in the procurement of competitive third-party funding, involvement in international research as well as relevant international experience are desirable. Furthermore, experience in leadership in science is beneficial.

The University of Duisburg-Essen places great emphasis on excellence in teaching. Candidates must present their teaching methodology, showing its relevance to the research profile of the University of Duisburg-Essen.

Applicants must show aptitude for participation in academic self-administration.

The hiring requirements comply with § 36 of the Higher Education Act of North Rhine-Westphalia (HG).

Teaching requirements currently are four hours of teaching during the first, and five hours of teaching during the second employment stage of the Junior Professorship. Employment is contingent on the presentation of the corresponding requirements for temporary civil service. The duration of employment complies with § 39 Sect. 5 HG.

The University of Duisburg-Essen promotes the diversity of its members ( It strives to increase the percentage of women in its academic staff and therefore emphatically invites qualified women to apply. In the case of equal qualifications, female candidates will be considered with preference (Equal Opportunities Act). As per § 2 Sect. 3 SGB IX, applications by candidates with a disability or equivalent status are especially welcome.

Applications with the usual documents (CV, list of publications, documentation of academic and professional development, copies of relevant documents and certificates, an exposé of the applicant’s research profile with reference to its relevance for the University of Duisburg-Essen, a list of successful external grant applications, a list of courses taught and a teaching philosophy, an enumeration of experience in academic self-administration) should be sent until February 19, 2018 (date of arrival) to the Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics:

Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics of the University of Duisburg-Essen
Mr. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Gerhard Starke
postal mail: Universitätsstraße 2, 45141 Essen, Germany,
or, preferably, via email:

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