Current Calls and Application Rounds
at the Mathematical Institutes and the Cluster of Excellence Mathematics Münster: Dynamics – Geometry – Structure
The next round for doctoral and Postdoc positions will be open in October 2021 (see below).
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 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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org before the deadline. You will receive a confirmation of receipt.