The Hausdorff Center for Mathematics (HCM) at the University of Bonn brings together researchers in mathematics and its applications, including in particular quantitative economics. In this framework the center is looking forward to filling up to four
("Bonn Junior Fellows")
subject to the approval of the proposal for a Cluster of Excellence within the Excellence Strategy of the German Federal and State Governments (decision on 27 September 2018).
These are temporary positions for a period of five years. To some of these positions, a tenure-track option is associated, and, in exceptional cases, a position may be tenured immediately.
The University of Bonn is committed to diversity and equal opportunity and it is certified as a family-friendly university and has a dual career service. It aims to increase the proportion of women in areas where women are under-represented, in particular on tenured positions, and to promote their careers in particular. It is therefore intended to fill at least one third of the positions offered with women. Women with relevant qualifications are strongly encouraged to apply. Applications will be handled in accordance with the Landesgleichstellungsgesetz (State Equality Act). Applications from suitable individuals with a certified serious disability and those of equal status are particularly welcome.
The general conditions of employment are according to § 36 of the Higher Education Act of North Rhine-Westphalia (Hochschulgesetz des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen).
The professorships intend to encourage independent research by outstanding young researchers, in analogy to the research groups of the Max Planck Society or the Emmy Noether Program of the German Research Foundation. The professorships are endowed with travel and guest funds during the initial period. Bonn Junior Fellows also participate in the additional resources of the Hausdorff Center. Professors are encouraged to supervise doctoral students.
We are looking for young researchers holding a doctoral degree who are about to develop their own research agenda and who have already demonstrated their scientific independence by relevant publications. Candidates should have some international research experience. German language skills are not required.
We seek candidates who fit into the broad spectrum of the Cluster of Excellence. Depending on the respective research focus, candidates become members of the "Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences" or of the "Faculty of Law and Economics" at the University of Bonn.
The deadline for the application round is 1 October 2018. Expected starting date is not later than 1 October 2019. Deadlines for the following rounds and further details will be published at www.hcm.uni-bonn.de/opportunities/bonn-junior-fellows
Applications should be sent, using our online application form
www.hcm.uni-bonn.de/bjf/application, to the joint hiring committee:
Prof. Dr. Karl-Theodor Sturm
Coordinator Hausdorff Center for Mathematics
Endenicher Allee 62