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).

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

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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.