Application for the PostDoc Programme

The Cluster of Excellence Mathematics Münster: Dynamics – Geometry - Structure  at the University of Münster, Germany, offers up to 10 postdoctoral positions in all fields of mathematics related to the Cluster.

Postdoctoral Positions and Young Research Groups
(salary level E13 TV-L, 100%)

The duration of the postdoctoral positions is three years. The expected starting date is no later than October 2020. 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 and may vary depending on the source of funding.

Some of the positions are funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft through the Cluster of Excellence Mathematics Münster, some by the European Research Council through the grant “Amenability, Approximation and Reconstruction”, and some by the mathematical institutes of the University of Münster. Financial terms are equivalent. The main selection criterion is scientific excellence.

Applications should contain a cover letter, CV (with the grade for the dissertation, if applicable), a publication list and a research plan relating to the research of Mathematics Münster. Moreover, applicants must choose one or two of the Research Areas as well as one or two potential local postdoctoral mentors listed as investigators of the respective Research Area at Mathematics Münster.

Postdoctoral applicants are invited to collaborate as a Young Research Group, consisting of two or three members, on a joint research project relevant to the topics of Mathematics Münster. The duration of these positions is four years. Group members are expected to apply individually for the postdoc positions and send a joint letter of motivation (including the names of group members and a group representative) to

Applicants who have not yet completed their PhD are requested to include a two-page outline of their dissertation project comprising results up to now. Please arrange for at least two letters of recommendation to be sent before the deadline to

The evaluation for the current application round will start on 15 November 2019.

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. We also welcome applications from candidates with severe disabilities. Disabled candidates with equivalent qualifications will be preferentially considered.

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Application Postdoc Position

Personal information
First name:
Last name:
Date of Birth (
English speaking:
German speaking:
Desired starting date and duration:

Contact information
Email address:

Current Affiliation:
Current Position:

Date and institution of PhD
(Expected) Month/Year of PhD graduation:
PhD Institution:

Research area (see Projects)
Research area 1:
Research area 2 (if applicable):


Please name at least one potential local mentor in the Cluster of Excellence. The mentor(s) will be asked to review your application.
Mentor 1:
Mentor 2 (optional):
Mentor 3 (optional):
Mentor 4 (optional):


Please upload your application as one single PDF-file.
The file should include cover letter, CV, and academic records (diplomas and transcripts). Please also attach a list of publications, a research plan and a thesis summary or outline of the dissertation project comprising the results up to now.

Please make sure that the PDF contains the following documents and check the respective box.
Cover letter:
Academic records:
Thesis summary or outline:
List of publications:
Research Plan:
Application (PDF):

Letters of recommendation

Please arrange for at least two letters of recommendation to be submitted by email. Please make sure that the letters are handed in before the application deadline. We can only accept letters sent to
Please state the name and affiliation of the persons you have asked to provide letters of recommendation.
Name, affiliation of referee 1:
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Name, affiliation of referee 3 (optional):
Name, affiliation of referee 4 (optional):

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