University of Duisburg-Essen, Department of Mathematics

Position ID: 1988-W1 [#15444, WISNA2019]
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 [map]
Subject Area: Algebra and Number Theory
Application Deadline: 2020/01/20help popup (posted 2019/12/17, listed until 2020/01/21)
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 engage in genuine educational equality.

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

We are looking for outstanding young researchers, to whom we offer the best opportunities for their academic and personal development. We provide individual early career support through the Graduate Center (GC Plus), the Tenure Track Programme (TT Plus) and the Human Resources Development Programme (PE Plus). Wherever bright minds connect and collaborate, everyone involved will benefit. That is why we join forces and share qualification and guidance programmes for career development with the Ruhr-University Bochum and the TU Dortmund University as part of the Research Academy Ruhr (RAR). Within the framework of the “Bund-Länder-Programm zur Förderung des wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchses” – the Tenure Track Programme of the German Federal Government and the Federal States – 23 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. Her/His research will connect and complement the research portfolio of the Essen Seminar for Algebraic Geometry and Arithmetic, e.g. specializing in arithmetic geometry, algebraic geometry, complex geometry, algebraic K-theory or aspects of the Langlands program. 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 she/he 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, depending on demand these will also include mathematics courses for other programs.

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 and international experience are desirable. Furthermore, leadership experience in research is beneficial. The University of Duisburg-Essen places great emphasis on excellence in teaching. Candidates must present their teaching concepts, showing their 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 20-01-2020 to the Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics:

Dekan der Fakultät für Mathematik der Universität Duisburg-Essen
Prof. Dr. Jochen Heinloth
Universitätsstr. 2
45141 Essen
or by email: (see email address below)

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Contact: Prof. Dr. Jochen Heinloth
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University of Duisburg-Essen
Faculty of Mathematics
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