Application for the Mathematics Münster PhD Programme

The Mathematics Münster Graduate School at the University of Münster, Germany,  is offering up to 14

PhD Positions
Wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in
(salary level E13 TV-L, 75%)

in all fields of mathematics related to the Cluster of Excellence Mathematics Münster: “Dynamics – Geometry – Structure”.

The PhD positions are fixed‐term for a period of three years. Successful candidates will be expected to start by October 2021. Currently, the regular working time for full (100%) employment is 39 hours and 50 minutes per week. Teaching loads are no more than four hours per week (100% position) and may vary depending on the source of funding.

Some of the positions are funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), for example through the Cluster of Excellence Mathematics Münster or the Collaborative Research Centre “Geometry: Deformations and Rigidity”, some by the European Research Council grant “Amenability, Approximation and Reconstruction”, and some by the mathematical institutes of the University of Münster. The financial terms of the positions remain consistent regardless of the funding source. The main selection criterion is scientific excellence.

Applications should contain a cover letter, CV, copies of degree certificates (bachelor’s, master’s or diploma) and full academic transcripts, as well as proof of proficiency in English or German. Applicants are in ited to include examples of their academic work if appropriate. Moreover, applicants should identify one or two potential research areas and nominate at least two potential local supervisors from the list of investigators at Mathematics Münster.

Please arrange for at least two letters of recommendation to be sent directly to before 1 November 2020.

The evaluation for this application round will start on 1 November 2020.

If you have any questions, please contact

The University of Münster is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the proportion of womenacademics. Consequently, we actively encourage applications by women. Female candidates with equivalent qualificationsand 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.

Application PhD Position

Personal information
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Please name at least two potential local supervisors in the Cluster of Excellence. The supervisors will be asked to review your application.
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Please upload your application as one single PDF-file (max. 100 MB).
The file should include cover letter, CV, and academic records (diplomas and transcripts). Please also attach a thesis summary and, if applicable, a short example of written academic work (e.g. thesis excerpt).

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Letters of recommendation

Please arrange for at least two letters of recommendation to be sent directly to before 1 Nov 2020. We can only accept letters sent to
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