Current Calls and Application Rounds

at the Mathematical Institutes and the Cluster of Excellence Mathematics Münster: Dynamics – Geometry – Structure

  • Current Calls

    The next round for doctoral and Postdoc positions will be open in October 2021 (see below).

    All job offers of the faculty

  • Application & Hiring

    Applying at Mathematics Münster
    Applications are only accepted via the online form.
    Please make sure that you have received an automated confirmation for submitting your application.

    Will I get informed about the decision of the selection committee? 
    All applicants will receive a message regaring the outcome of the selection.
    Please note that the selection process takes time.

    What do I do when I have received an offer? 
    Offers will be made via email. Please confirm that you have received the offer as soon as possible. Once you have decided to accept the offered position, we will start on your employment contract at least 3 weeks before the starting day. 

    For doctoral candidates: For the administrative part of the hiring process, you need to hand in your Master's degree certificate or a certificate that you have successfully completed all Master's courses.
    For postdoctoral candidates: For the administrative part of the hiring process, you need to hand in your doctoral certificate at least 3 weeks before the starting day.

    If you can only provide a a transcript of records, please make sure that the transcript includes grades of all courses, your submitted thesis (and defence) and your final/overall grade.

    To ensure that you can start your contract, make sure that you have the documents available on time.

    Do I need a residence permit? 
    If you are a non-EU citizen, you will need to provide a copy for your German residence permit.

    More Information
    More information on getting started at Mathematics Münster.

  • Information on reference letters (PhD)

    Please arrange for at least two letters of recommendation to be sent before the deadline directly to  mm.applications@uni-muenster.de.


    Information for referees on doctoral applications

    If possible, we kindly ask you to consider the following questions/points in your letter:

    • Since when and in which capacity have you known the applicant?
    • Please assess the applicant’s intellectual and analytic strength, their mathematical knowledge, their technical mathematical skills, their ambition and their independence.
    • Please describe the applicant’s attitude towards academic work, their reliability and their ability for team work.
    • Comment on the applicant’s proficiency in English.
    • Would you accept this applicant as a graduate student at your own institution?

    Letters of recommendation should be sent directly to mm.applications@uni-muenster.de before the deadline. You will receive a confirmation of receipt.

  • Upcoming: Application Round Autumn 2021

    PhD Positions

    Doing your doctoral studies at Mathematics Münster: Benefit from the stimulating atmosphere at the department and use the invaluable opportunity to learn from faculty and visitors, to collaborate and network.

    • Salary level E13 TV‐L, 75% for three years.
    • In all  research areas related to the Cluster.
    • The duration of the PhD positions is three years.
    • The expected starting date is no later than October 2022. 
    • Apply  until November 1st 2021.

    >> Application form will be available here in October 2021.


    Postdoctoral Positions

    Establish your own research profile in our stimulating research environment amongst internationally renowned scientists and benefit from the career development opportunities to foster your scientific independence.

    >> Application form will be available here in October 2021.


    Young Research Groups (postdoctoral level)

    Collaborate for four years as a Young Research Group, consisting of two or three postdocs, on a joint research project relevant to the topics of Mathematics Münster.

    • Salary level E13 TV-L, 100% for up to four years.
    • In all research areas related to Mathematics Münster.
    • The expected starting date is no later than October 2021.
    • Postdoc applicants are invited to collaborate as a Young Research Group on a joint research project relevant to the topics of Mathematics Münster. Apply individually through the postdoc application form.

    Funding by


    Equal opportunities

    The University of Münster is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the proportion of women academics. Consequently, we actively encourage applications by women. Female candidates with equivalent qualifications and academic achievements will be preferentially considered within the framework of the legal possibilities. The University of Münster is committed to employing more staff with disabilities. Candidates with recognised severe disabilities who have equivalent qualifications are given preference in hiring decisions.

  • Full Professorship in Mathematics: Bridging the Gaps Professorship (W3 level)

    The Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science and the Cluster of Excellence Mathematics Münster: Dynamics – Geometry – Structure at the University of Münster, Germany, invite applications for a

    Full Professorship in Mathematics
    Bridging the Gaps Professorship (W3 level)

    This professorship has been established in the context of the Cluster of Excellence Mathematics Münster within the framework of the German Excellence Strategy. It will play a fundamental role in the future development of Mathematics Münster.

    We are looking for a mathematician with an outstanding international research profile whose work connects different fields of mathematics, related to the research goals of our Cluster of Excellence. In particular, researchers working at the interface between applied and theoretical mathematics are encouraged to apply. Applications from outstanding young mathematicians are welcome. A visible role in third-party funded projects is expected, as well as participation in our study programs.

    Prerequisites for the application are a doctoral degree in mathematics, and academic achievements as a Juniorprofessor (assistant professor), or in a Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification), as a member of the academic staff of a university or non-university research institute, or in a research position in business, administration or other relevant fields in Germany or abroad.

    The University of Münster is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the proportion of women academics. Consequently, we actively encourage applications by women. Female candidates with equivalent qualifications and academic achievements will be preferentially considered within the framework of the legal possibilities.

    The University of Münster is committed to employing more staff with disabilities. Candidates with recog-nised severe disabilities who have equivalent qualifications are given preference in hiring decisions.

    Applications, including a CV, list of publications, research plan, and teaching portfolio, should be submitted electronically as a single PDF file by September 30, 2021 to: mathdek@uni-muenster.de.

    • Closed: Application Round Spring 2021

      PhD Positions

      Doing your doctoral studies at Mathematics Münster: Benefit from the stimulating atmosphere at the department and use the invaluable opportunity to learn from faculty and visitors, to collaborate and network.

      • Salary level E13 TV‐L, 75% for three years.

      • In all  research areas related to the Cluster of Excellence.

      • The duration of the PhD positions is three years.

      • The expected starting date is no later than October 2021.

      • Apply  until May 1st 2021


      Ada Lovelace Fellowships

      If you plan to do your doctoral studies with one of the groups at the department, why not apply for one of our Ada Lovelace Fellowships, too?  With the Ada Lovelace Fellowship Mathematics Münster supports underrepresented groups and aims to increase gender equality in mathematics.

      • salary level E13 TV-L, 25% add on (salary raise) for up to three years
        supplementing doctoral positions: applications may also be combined with the application for a 75% PhD position.

      • The selection of the fellows by the AfWiN (Committee on Research and Young Scientists) is based on the academic performance and grades which have already been achieved in the Bachelor's and Master's degree.

      • increasing gender equality within the mathematical sciences


      Funding by

  • Closed: MATHRIX Professorship - Spring 2021

    The Cluster of Excellence Mathematics Münster: Dynamics-Geometry-Structure at the University of Münster invites applications for two

    MATHRIX Assistant Professorships in Mathematics
    salary level W1

    One of the positions will be filled in an area of theoretical, and one in an area of applied mathematics. The professorships are for three years with the possibility of an extension for another three years upon positive evaluation. In exceptional cases, a position may be tenured.

    Call and further information at https://www.uni-muenster.de/MathematicsMuenster/careers/mathrix/

  • Closed: Application Round Autumn 2020

    PhD Positions

    Doing your doctoral studies at Mathematics Münster: Benefit from the stimulating atmosphere at the department and use the invaluable opportunity to learn from faculty and visitors, to collaborate and network.


    Postdoctoral Positions

    Establish your own research profile in our stimulating research environment amongst internationally renowned scientists and benefit from the career development opportunities to foster your scientific independence.


    Young Research Groups (postdoctoral level)

    Collaborate for four years as a Young Research Group, consisting of two or three postdocs, on a joint research project relevant to the topics of Mathematics Münster.

    • Salary level E13 TV-L, 100% for up to four years.
    • In all research areas related to Mathematics Münster.
    • The expected starting date is no later than October 2021.
    • Postdoc applicants are invited to collaborate as a Young Research Group on a joint research project relevant to the topics of Mathematics Münster. Apply individually through the postdoc application form.

    Funding by


    Information on reference letters

    Please arrange for at least two letters of recommendation to be sent before the deadline directly to  mm.applications@uni-muenster.de


    Equal opportunities

    The University of Münster is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the proportion of women academics. Consequently, we actively encourage applications by women. Female candidates with equivalent qualifications and academic achievements will be preferentially considered within the framework of the legal possibilities. The University of Münster is committed to employing more staff with disabilities. Candidates with recognised severe disabilities who have equivalent qualifications are given preference in hiring decisions.


  • Closed: Call for professorships September 2020

    MATHRIX Professorship (W1 Juniorprofessur)

    MATHRIX Assistant Professorship in Applied Mathematics (Salary level W1)
    Deadline: September 30th, 2020
    more information on the MATHRIX Programme...

    Associate Professorship of Theoretical Mathematics

    5-year appointment, W2-level professorship at the Mathematical Institute at the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
    Deadline: September 30th, 2020