Professorship in Algebra and Geometry (W3)

The Mathematical Institute at the University of Cologne announces a vacancy for a

professorship in Algebra and Geometry (W3)

to be filled as soon as possible.

The professorship is assigned to the field of algebra/geometry. The applicant should be an internationally recognized expert in a current field of research of algebra with strong connections to geometry (e.g. complex algebraic geometry, building theory, geometric representation theory), in order to allow further cooperation and the creation of focus points within the existing research groups of algebra and geometry. Active participation in the existing Collaborative Research Centre / Transregio (CRC/TRR 191) „Symplectic Structures in Geometry, Algebra and
Dynamics" is considered especially important.

The duties of the professorship include active participation in teaching responsibilities as well as in the academic self-administration. Non-German-speaking candidates are expected to acquire proficiency in German over a period of two years.

In accordance with section 36 of the Higher Education Act of North Rhine-Westphalia (Hochschulgesetz – HG NRW), the formal requirements for the appointment are a university degree, pedagogic suitability, doctorate as well as additional scientific achievements performed in the context of a habilitation or, e.g. during a position as research assistant or junior professor.

The University of Cologne is committed to equal opportunities and diversity. Women are expressly encouraged to apply and given priority in accordance with the Equal Opportunities Act of North Rhine-Westphalia (Landesgleichstellungsgesetz – LGG NRW). We also expressly welcome applications from people with special needs or of equivalent status.

For further information please contact the speaker of the appointment committee, Prof. Peter Littelmann (e-mail: peter.littelmann at

Please submit your application together with the proof of the sought qualifications (CV, publication list, research plan, teaching experience) via the online system of the University of Cologne:

The application deadline is September 15, 2019.

Please address your application to the
Dean of the Faculty of Mathematic and Natural Sciences
University of Cologne
Professor Dr. Günter Schwarz
Albertus-Magnus-Platz, D- 50923 Cologne


Job location: 
Mathematical Institute, Univercity of Cologne
Weyertal 86-90
D-50931 Cologne
Contact and application information
Sunday, September 15, 2019
Contact name: 
Peter Littelmann