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Tech­ni­sche Uni­ver­si­tät Dres­den - Faculty of Mathe­ma­tics

The TU Dres­den is one of ele­ven Ger­man uni­ver­si­ties that were iden­ti­fied as an “excel­lence uni­ver­sity”. TUD has about 36.500 stu­dents and almost 5319 employees, 507 pro­fes­sors among them, and, thus, is the lar­gest uni­ver­sity in Sax­ony, today.

Having been com­mit­ted to sci­en­ces and the engi­nee­ring before the reuni­fi­ca­tion of Ger­many, TU Dres­den now is a multi-disci­pline uni­ver­sity, also offe­ring huma­nities and social sci­en­ces as well as medi­cine.

Junior Pro­fes­sor­ship (W1) in Mathe­ma­tics
(W2 with ten­ure track)

As part of the Ten­ure Track Pro­gramme, the Faculty of Mathe­ma­tics invi­tes app­li­ca­ti­ons for the
Junior Pro­fes­sor­ship (W1) in Mathe­ma­tics (W2 with ten­ure track) initi­ally limi­ted to a four-year con­tract as a tem­porary public offi­cial, to be fil­led at the ear­liest pos­si­ble date. If the inte­rim eva­lua­tion is posi­tive, the employ­ment con­tract will be exten­ded to a total of six years. In the fifth year, a ten­ure eva­lua­tion will be car­ried out by a faculty-wide and school-wide com­mis­sion. Fol­lo­wing a posi­tive eva­lua­tion, a per­ma­nent Chair (W2) of Mathe­mat-ics will be gran­ted without a rene­wed call for app­li­ca­ti­ons.

Work­ing field:

The Faculty of Mathe­ma­tics, which has two rese­arch prio­rity areas: "Dis­crete Struc­tu­res" (alge­bra, geo­me­try and opti­mi­sa­tion) as well as "Par­tial Dif­fe­ren­tial Equa­ti­ons and their app­lica-tions" (ana­ly­sis, nume­ri­cal mathe­ma­tics, sto­cha­s­tics and sci­en­ti­fic com­pu­ta­tion), is loo­king for an out­stan­ding sci­en­tist who has a pro­ven track record in a cur­rent field of pure or app­lied mathe-matics and who will streng­t­hen one of the two rese­arch lines. The suc­cess­ful can­di­date should coope­rate with col­leagues wit­hin mathe­ma­tics but also in other spe­cia­list areas at TU Dres­den to initiate coor­di­na­ted third-party fun­ded pro­jects. In teaching, we expect you to be invol­ved in all of the faculty's cour­ses of study as well as in non-mathe­ma­ti­cal cour­ses of study, and to pro­vide teaching ser­vices in both Ger­man and Eng­lish. We expect you to be actively invol­ved in aca­de­mic self-admi­nis­tra­tion and in the aca­de­mic com­mit­tees of the faculty.


Eva­lua­tion cri­te­ria mutually agreed upon when the posi­tion is accep­ted will form the basis of the eva­lua­tion pro­ce­du­res. Essen­tial ele­ments of the eva­lua­ti­ons will be sci­en­ti­fic suc­cess in the form of publi­ca­ti­ons, the suc­cess­ful acqui­si­tion of third-party funds, the pro­mo­tion of young sci­en­tists, teaching clas­ses in your spe­cia­li­sa­tion with a posi­tively eva­lua­ted teaching per­for-mance in Ger­man and Eng­lish.
App­li­cants must ful­fil the employ­ment qua­li­fi­ca­tion requi­re­ments of § 63 of the Act on the Auto­nomy of Insti­tu­ti­ons of Hig­her Edu­ca­tion in the Free State of Sax­ony (Hig­her Edu­ca­tion Act of the Free State of Sax­ony – SächsHSFG). In addi­tion, we expect a mini­mum of two years post­doc expe­ri­ence at the time of app­li­ca­tion.

What we of­fer:

TU Dres­den sup­ports ten­ure track pro­fes­sors with a pro­gramme spe­ci­fi­cally tailo­red to their needs. Men­to­ring, various coa­ching ses­si­ons, and spe­cial con­ti­nuing edu­ca­tion pro­gram­mes and sup­port offers pro­vide active pro­fes­sio­nal gui­dance throughout the dura­tion of the tem­porary Junior Pro­fes­sor­ship.

TU Dres­den seeks to employ more female pro­fes­sors. Hence we par­ti­cu­larly encou­rage women to apply. App­li­ca­ti­ons from disa­b­led can­di­da­tes or those with addi­tio­nal sup­port needs are very wel­come. The Uni­ver­sity is a cer­ti­fied family-fri­endly uni­ver­sity and offers a Dual Career Ser­vice. If you have any ques­ti­ons about these topics, please con­tact the Equal Oppor­tu­nities Offi­cer of the Faculty of Mathe­ma­tics (Dr. rer. nat. Katha­rina Fischer +49 351 463-34979) or the Repre-sen­ta­tive of Employees with Disa­bi­li­ties (Ms. Bir­git Klie­mann +49 351 463-33175).

How to ap­ply:

Please sub­mit your applic­a­tion includ­ing CV, descrip­tion of your sci­entific career, a list of your sci­entific papers, a list of courses taught includ­ing res­ults of eval­u­ations from the last three years, and a cer­ti­fied copy of your highest aca­demic degree by mail by 14.06.2018 (stamped arrival date of the uni­versity cent­ral mail ser­vice applies) to:

TU Dresden
Dekan der Fak­ultät Math­em­atik
Herrn Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Axel Voigt
Helm­holtz­str. 10
01069 Dresden, Ger­many

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