Professorship (W2 t.t. W3) “Computational Mathematics” at the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science of the Georg August University Göttingen, Germany

The Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science at the Georg August University Göttingen, Germany invites applications for a Professorship (W2 t.t. W3) “Computational Mathematics” to begin on 1st April 2020 at the Institute for Numerical and Applied Mathematics

The position is limited to a period of five years (Section 28 of the Higher Education Law of Lower Saxony - NHG -).

However, the position is constructed to allow for conversion to a tenured W3 professorship upon positive evaluation at a set time, and a decision of the Presidium in agreement with the University Foundation according to Section 7 of the regulations on the appointment of junior professorships and professorships, and tenure track Professorships (BaZ-TT-O).

The position holder should be an expert in the field of Computational Mathematics. In addition to research in the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, it is expected that the professor will also initiate interdisciplinary collaborations with, for example, colleagues from other faculties, the Max Planck Institutes located at the campus, the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Göttingen, as well as with the Campus Institute Data Science (CIDAS). The candidate is expected to carry out outstanding research in the field of computational mathematics, and to be highly committed to teaching and successful acquisition of third-party funded projects. Possible topics are e.g. mathematical modeling, numerical simulation and optimal control of partial differential equations, variational methods or high-dimensional partial differential equations.

The professor is expected to teach within the Institute of Numerical and Applied Mathematics and to be an active participant in our Bachelor / Master and PhD programs in Mathematics and Mathematical Data Science. Special emphasis is placed on research-oriented teaching.

The recruitment requirements are prescribed in Section 25 NHG. Applicants who have earned a doctoral degree at the University of Göttingen can usually only be considered if they have been active in research outside the University of Göttingen for at least two years after completing their doctorate. If the prerequisites are met, the employment as a civil servant is temporary (BesGr. W2 NBesO). The University of Göttingen has the right of appeal. Details will be explained on request.

Applications of international scientists are highly encouraged. The University is an equal opportunity and family friendly employer. The University would like to increase the percentage of women in areas in which they are under-represented and thus strongly encourages suitably qualified women to apply. Disabled persons with appropriate qualifications and aptitude for the position will be given special consideration.

For further questions please contact the office of the Institute of Numerical and Applied Mathematics (Tel .: +49 551 39-24502) or Prof. Dr. Thorsten Hohage (E-Mail: Further information can be found at Applications with curriculum vitae, list of publications, presentation of externally funded projects as well as teaching and research activities must be sent to the Institute for Numerical and Applied Mathematics of the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Lotzestraße 16-18, 37083 Göttingen, Germany by 1st July 2019 exclusively via the following online application portal:

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Job location: 
Lotzestraße 16-18
37083 Göttingen
Contact and application information
Monday, July 1, 2019
Contact name: 
Thorsten Hohage