Open Assistant Professor Tenure Track Position

A public call for filling one position in Mathematics has opened; candidates from all areas of Mathematics are welcome to apply.

Description of the Position

The position is for “Professor Efetivo” (similar to tenure track positions on assistant professor level in North-America)
Teaching duty is around 8-10 hours per week


Growing university and growing mathematics department, with currently around 35 full-time professors, regular scientific activities and summer schools
University campus located in a primary forest reserve of 650 hectares
Grants for financing travels to conferences in Brazil
Grants for financing the stay of visiting researchers from Brazil or from abroad

Why Manaus?

City of around 2 million people in the middle of the largest rainforest in the world
City with the third-highest industrial output in Brazil after São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro
The State of Amazonas has 98% of its area (1.5 million km2) covered by primary forest
The surroundings of Manaus have very good conditions for outdoor activities, such as fishing, camping, excursions to waterfalls and river beaches
Geographical location: flight time to Rio de Janeiro is 4 hours and to Miami 5 hours

Salary and Salary Progression

Entry salary: 3000 EUR per month gross (2500 EUR net), with 13.5 salaries per year
Gradually increasing throughout the career: to around 3400 EUR gross per month after 4 years and to a maximum of 5800 EUR gross per month after 20 years of career
Possibilities to increment salary by 500 EUR to 1000 EUR per month by research excellence grants, the teaching of a number of mini-courses, the tutoring of “scientific initiation” projets for undergraduate students or by participating in private-public partnerships

Cost of Living in Manaus

Expect around 600 EUR for a two-bedroom apartment of around 50m2 and 800 EUR for a three-bedroom apartment of around 70m2 in a good area of the city in a block of buildings with a concierge service and amenities such as a swimming pool, a playground, a basketball court and a common event area


Job location: 
Manaus - AM
Contact and application information
Friday, October 7, 2016
Contact name: 
Alexander Steinmetz
Contact email: