Postdoc and Junior Professorship in Geometry and Dynamics at Heidelberg University

Postdoc position

The Department of Mathematics at Heidelberg University invites applications for one or more postdoctoral positions in mathematics within the newly founded Research Station Geometry and Dynamics at the Mathematical Institute of Heidelberg University, starting in the fall of 2021. The duration of the appointment is 2 years with a possible extension for a third year if funding is available.

The research station bundles fundamental research activities in geometry and dynamical systems and promotes interaction of these fields with other science, as well as with society. It provides a very active, diverse and stimulating research environment. The postdoctoral researcher will have access to funding for travel, conferences and visitors. Faculty members involved in the research station are: Peter Albers, Gabriele Benedetti, Beatrice Pozzetti, Jan Swoboda, and Anna Wienhard. They are joined by a diverse and active group of postdocs and PhD students.

Candidates should have excellent research potential with research interests in geometry, topology, dynamics or group theory. Experience in the study of geometric structures, representations varieties, Higgs bundles or geometric group theory is a plus. Knowledge of the German language is not required. Review of applications will begin in December 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.

Questions regarding the position can be addressed to Anna Wienhard or any of the faculty members mentioned above by email: [email protected]

Junior Professorship in Pure Mathematics (W1, non tenure-track)

The Mathematical Institute in the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science at Heidelberg University invites applications for a

Junior Professorship in Pure Mathematics (W1, non tenure-track) (f/m/d)

to be filled as soon as possible. The appointment will be for a maximum of six years. Provided that the general legal (German civil service law) and budgetary conditions are satisfied, the appointee can be granted temporary civil-servant status.

Position description: seeking a mathematician with a focus in Topology / Geometry in the broad sense. The professorship shall strengthen or complement the research areas represented at the Mathematical Institute. Acquisition of and participation in third party funded projects is desired. According to the applicable regulations for Junior professors (Lehrverpflichtungsverordnung Baden-Württemberg), the teaching load is four hours per week. The regulations concerning evaluation can be accessed through the Human Resources Division of Heidelberg University.

Requirements In accordance with Section 51 of the Baden-Württemberg State Higher Education Act (Landeshochschulgesetz Baden–Württemberg), candidates are expected to have an outstanding dissertation in mathematics, internationally recognized publications, and teaching experience. For applicants who have held academic positions before or after their doctorate, the duration of pre- and post-doctoral employment together should not exceed six years.

Heidelberg University seeks to increase the number of women in positions in which they are underrepresented. Qualified female scientists are especially invited to apply. Preference will be given to applicants with disability who are otherwise equally qualified for the position.

Suitably qualified candidates are invited to submit their application including Curriculum Vitae, list of publications, research plan, and a teaching portfolio via Email to [email protected] as a single pdf-document addressed to the Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Prof. Johannes Walcher, Im Neuenheimer Feld 205, D-69120 Heidelberg. Review of applications will begin on 15 November 2020.

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