RWTH Aachen University, Department of Mathematics

478 16934Position ID: RWTH-FULLPROFESSOR [#16934]
Position Title: Full Professor (W3) in Applied Mathematics Faculty of Mathematics, Computer Science and Natural Science
Position Type: Other
Position Location: Aachen, Northrhine-Westphalia 52056, Germany [map]
Subject Areas: Faculty of Mathematics, Computer Science and Natural Science
Application Deadline: 2021/01/31 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2020/12/03, listed until 2021/06/03)
Position Description:    

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RWTH Aachen University is one of Germany’s pre-eminent Universities of Excellence, which entails the highest quality in teaching and world-class research. RWTH addresses bold, scientific questions; it also assumes a profound responsibility toward society and transfers its knowledge into meaningful applications. RWTH strives for the convergence of knowledge, methods, and findings from its research fields and integrates in-depth disciplinary knowledge into interdisciplinary research consortia represented as profile areas. The university’s dynamic, creative, and international environment encompasses efficient research networks, institutionalized cooperations, and, most of all, the innovative RWTH Campus-Project which harbors one of the most extensive technology-oriented research landscapes in Europe.

Full Professor (W3) in Applied Mathematics Faculty of Mathematics, Computer Science and Natural Science

We are seeking qualified applicants for teaching and research in the area of applied mathematics. The starting date is as soon as possible. Relevant research topics include numerical analysis, partial differential equations, high-dimensional ap-proximation, inverse problems, and optimization, but excellent applications from other areas of applied mathematics are explicitly welcome. The profile of the successful applicant should complement existing strengths within the department and drive new interdisciplinary cooperations. The professor-ship is intended to help shape core activities in the fields of simulation and data science, for example within the “JARA Center for Simulation and Data Science” or the profile area “Computational Science & Engineering.” A track record of successful acquisition of third party funding is required. Adequate participation in the teaching obligations of the Department of Mathematics is part of the duties of the professorship.

A doctoral degree is required; additionally, Habilitation (post-doctoral lecturing qualification), an exemplary record of research achievement as an assistant/an associate/a junior professor or university researcher and/or an outstanding career outside academia are highly desirable. Ability in and commitment to teaching are essential. The application should include supporting documents regarding success in teaching. German is not necessary to begin but will be expected as a teaching language within the first 5 years.

Please send a cover letter stating research aims and a CV to: Dekan der Fakultät für Mathematik, Informatik und Naturwissenschaften der RWTH Aachen University, Prof. Dr. Carsten Honerkamp, 52056 Aachen, Germany.

In addition, please complete the questionnaire, accessible at

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The deadline for applications is 31.01.2021.

This position is also available as part-time employment per request.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of gender. RWTH Aachen University is certified as a family-friendly university and offers a dual career program for partner hiring. We particularly welcome and encourage applications from women, disabled people and ethnic minority groups, recognizing they are underrepresented across RWTH Aachen University. The principles of fair and open competition apply and appointments will be made on merit.

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