Postdoctoral Research at Mathematics Münster

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.

Postdocs are a vital part of our research community, e.g. as investigators of the Cluster and organisers of international conferences. They profit from the amenities of the Cluster of Excellence, such as receiving funding for inviting guest researchers, not only for short collaborations but also for longer stays within our Young Research Fellow programme. Financial support is also given for conference travel or summer schools. Postdocs are encouraged to organise scientific events, for example as part of the Young Mathematicians Conference Network (YMCN), and to participate in networking opportunities and soft skill workshops.

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. Group members are expected to apply individually for the postdoc positions and hand in a joint letter of motivation.

Current Call: Application for the Postdoc Programme

Mathematics Münster at the University of Münster, Germany, is offering up to 12

Postdoctoral Positions
Wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in
(salary level E13 TV-L, 100%)

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

The postdoctoral 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 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, a publication list and a research plan associated with one or two of the Cluster’s research areas. Applicants who have not yet completed their PhD are required to include a two-page outline of their dissertation project including their results up to now. Applicants should also nominate at least one potential postdoctoral mentor listed as an investigator for an appropriate research area at Mathematics Münster.

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

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

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

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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.

Please also note our open call for the MATHRIX Professorship (W1 Juniorprofessur) in Applied Mathematics (Salary level W1)
More information on the MATHRIX Programme.

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 (max. 100 MB).
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 4 (optional):

Young Research Group
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