RWTH Aachen University, Department of Mathematics

478 19218Position ID: RWTH-JUNIORPR [#19218]
Position Title: Junior Professor (W1, tenure track W2) in Mathematics of Machine Learning
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Aachen, Northrhine-Westphalia 52056, Germany [map]
Subject Areas: Faculty of Mathematics, Computer Science and Natural Sciences
Application Deadline: 2022/01/31 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2021/12/08, listed until 2022/01/31)
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.


Junior Professor

(W1, tenure track W2) in Mathematics of Machine Learning

Faculty of Mathematics, Computer Science and Natural Sciences

This is a junior professorship appointment with a tenure track career path towards a permanent W2 professorship. The position is to be funded by the Tenure Track Program of the German federal and state governments. This call for applications is therefore particularly targeted at early career researchers. For further information about the tenure track process, please visit

We are seeking qualified applicants for teaching and research in the area of mathematics of machine learning. The position is to be filled at the earliest possible date. The research focus shall be on the mathematical-theoretical investigation of machine learning methods, and thereby contribute to the development of novel, more efficient schemes. The profile of the successful applicant shall complement existing strengths within the department and drive new interdisciplinary cooperations. The professorship shall help shape core activities in the field of data science, for example within the recently founded AI-Center and the “JARA Center for Simulation and Data Science.” 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.

You should have a completed university degree and a special aptitude for scientific work which is generally verified by means of an outstanding doctorate. 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. Honerkamp, 
52056 Aachen, 


In addition, please complete the questionnaire, accessible at


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The deadline for applications is January 31, 2022.

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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Contact: Professor Honerkamp, +49 241 80 94583, +49 241 80 92364 (fax)
Postal Mail:
Dekan der Fakultät für Mathematik,
Informatik und Naturwissenschaften
der RWTH Aachen University
Prof. Honerkamp
52056 Aachen
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